Big Names Win at Ironman Santa Rosa

From Slowtwitch.com   “Australians Sam Appleton and Mirinda Carfrae won the lions’ shares of the $50,000 pro purse at Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa which was cut to a duathlon after heavy fog prompted organizers to cancel the swim. Men Appleton rocketed to a 3:40 lead over Jackson Laundry of Canada after his race-best 2:00:11 bike split through the scenic vineyards of Santa Rosa. Appleton then held off Laundry 1:15:11 to 1:15: 34 on the half marathon to finish in 3:17:35 with a 4:07 margin of victory on Laundry and 4:59…

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Los Altos Athlete Makes Podium at Magog CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup

Magog CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup   Kevin Bishop of Los Altos took third at Magog CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup in Canada. Bishop was one of four U.S. elite athletes that took podium spots. Tony Smoragiewicz (Rapid City, S.D.) came away with the win in 56:03. He was followed in second by Canada’s Martin Sobey, who crossed the line in 56:04.

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Withrow of Pleasant Hill on Podium in Ironman 70.3 Ecuador

IRONMAN 70.3 Ecuador   Kelsey Withrow of Pleasant Hill raced her way to a podium spot at Ironman 70.3 Ecuador in the elite women’s race. American athletes swept the podium on the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run course with Lauren Brandon of Fort Worth, TX finishing first in a time of 4:22:52. Laurel Wassner of New York, NY was second and Withrow third.

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Bay Area Pros Take a First and a Second in Half Iron Racing

From USA Triathlon: IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant Meredith Kessler (San Francisco, Calif.) raced to her second victory in 2018 on Sunday at IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant in Mont-Tremblant, Canada. In the 1.9k swim, 90k bike and 21.1k course, Kessler’s time of 4:14:35 helped her beat the rest of the pack to the finish line. Rachel McBride of Canada came in second, while Jodie Robertson (Melville, N.Y.) took home the bronze in 4:21:18.   IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur d’Alene Coeur d’Alene, Idaho was the home of IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur d’Alene — a 1.2-mile swim,…

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Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

Fromm USA Triathlon: Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Ben Kanute (Phoenix, Ariz.) defended his title at the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on Sunday, claiming the win with a time of 2:00:49. Cameron Dye (Boulder, Colo.) took second in 2:00:56, and Jason West (Boulder, Colo.) rounded out the top-three in 2:01:55. In the women’s race, Sarah Haskins (Clermont, Fla.) broke the tape with a time of 2:15:46. Alicia Kaye (Clermont, Fla.) was the runner-up in 2:16:01, and Lauren Goss (Boulder, Colo.) took third in 2:20:05. For complete results please visit the Escape…

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Kessler Wins IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh

San Francisco’s Meredith Kessler took home the top spot at Ironman 70.3 Raleigh in a time of 4:20:53, nearly five minutes faster than the next closest competitor. Heather Jackson of Bend, Ore. came in second in 4:25:34, while Canada’s Stephanie Roy finished third. Just two weeks prior to this win, Kessler took second at Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga. For complete results, please see the Ironman results page.

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San Francisco’s Piampiano Second at Ironman Brazil

From USA Triathlon   IRONMAN Brazil Sarah Piampiano (San Francisco, Calif.) raced to a second-place finish at IRONMAN Brazil on Sunday, covering the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run in 9:03:33. Canada’s Kirsty Jahn took the win in 8:54:57, and Brazil’s Bruna Mahn claimed third on home soil in 9:10:37. Haley Chura (Bozeman, Mont.) crossed the line fourth with a time of 9:25:07, and Chile’s Pamela Tastets rounded out the top-five in 9:41:13. For complete results please visit the Ironman Brazil results page.

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Kessler Takes Second at Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga

Meredith Kessler of San Francisco battled it out with Heather Jackson of Bend, OR for the the top spot at Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga. The two remained close for much of the race but Jackson surged on the run and finished the course just ahead of Kessler in a time of 4:11:08. Kessler finished second in a time of 4:12:20. Linsey Corbin, also from Bend, OR, took third in a time of 4:16:43. For complete results please visit the Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga results page.

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Bay Area Athletes Earn Podiums at Ironman Santa Rosa

A San Francisco resident took the overall victory in Ironman Santa Rosa on Saturday. Derk De Korver, originally from the Netherlands, covered the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run in a time of 8:22:02 for the win. Matthew Malone of Boulder, Colo. was second and Sami Inkinen of San Anselmo finished third with a time of 8:34:46. Amy Farrell of Tupper Lake, N.Y. was the women’s race champion, crossing the line in 9:31:25. The Bay Areas Caroline Coble (Mill Valley) followed in second with a time of 9:38:04. Coble was followed by Kayla Schmidt…

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Cal’s Hoolihan Takes Collegiate Win at Wildflower; Walnut Creek’s Withrow Podiums at Ironman Australia

Wildflower Triathlon Fresh off a 3rd place finish in the women’s combined Collegiate National Championships, Cal Triathlon’s Katherine Hoolihan won the Collegiate Olympic distance race at the renowned Wildflower Triathlon. Over 1,200 athletes participated in a weekend that featured sprint-distance, Olympic-distance and long-course triathlons.   Ironman Australia Kelsey Withrow of Walnut Creek raced to a third-place finish at IRONMAN Australia on Sunday, covering the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run in 9:45:00. Great Britain’s Laura Siddall took the win with a time of 9:05:59, and Melanie Burke of New Zealand…

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