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USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: Aug. 4
Boulder, Colorado, made its debut on Sunday, Aug. 3, as the newest IRONMAN event on the ultra-distance event calendar. Justin Daerr (Boulder, Colo.) secured his first Ironman win at the inaugural event with a finishing time of 8:20:26. Daerr had the top run split to gain over ten minutes on second-place finisher Richie Cunningham of Australia, who finished in a time of 8:30:38. Daerr and Cunningham posted nearly the same bike split which gave the two over twenty minutes on third-place finisher Scott DeFilippis (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.) in a time of 8:54:19.
Danielle Kehoe (Arvada, Colo.) claimed her first professional victory at the IRONMAN distance in a time of 9:19:54. She exited the water nearly 10 minutes behind the fastest women, led by Laura Bennett (Boulder, Colo), but after posting the top bike split of the field, Kehoe still had enough in her legs to run nearly thirty minutes faster than her competitors. Bennett finished second in 9:43:59 while Christine Hammond (Boulder, Colo.) rounded out the podium in third with a time of 9:53:04.
Full results are available here.
New York City Triathlon
The New York City Triathlon, as part of the Toyota Triple Crown series, offers the top prize to the overall pro winner through an equalizer format, with the women getting a short head start in the swim over the men. Ben Collins (Chicago, Ill.) was victorious in Sunday’s event, with a 45 second advantage over Alicia Kaye (Clermont, Fla.), the top female finisher.
Cameron Dye (Boulder, Colo.) led the men out of the water but was forced to drop out after flatting on the bike. This gave Collins his chance to move out ahead with the race-best bike split. Collins held on to his lead over the men and chased Kaye down to finish first in a time of 1:43:25. Kaleb VanOrt (Mishawaka, Ind.) posted the top run split of the day to take second place in a time of 1:44:05 and Chris Foster (Redondo Beach, Calif.) finished in 1:45:14 for third.
Kaye came out of the water in the lead pack of women before gaining a three minute gap over her competitors on the bike leg. Kaye posted the top run split of the field to secure her win over the women, but was unable to hold off Collins with her finishing time of 1:54:52. Radka Vodickova of the Czech Republic took second place in a time of 1:59:16 while Jillian Petersen (Clermont, Fla.) was third in 2:01:19.
Full results available here.