August 29, 2017
OAKLAND – The Oakland Triathlon Festival kicked off its fourth year this past weekend on a beautiful day in Oakland. Jack London Square was once again the venue and athletes from all over the country came to race at the largest urban triathlon on the west coast. The festival offered something for multisport athletes of every ability. On tap were Olympic/International and Sprint distance Triathlons, Duathlons, Aquathlons and Aquabike races. There were also relays as well as Athena and Clydesdale divisions.
With a full slate of racing there were many big winners on the day. Andrew Sellergren of El Cerrito claimed the overall victory in the Olympic distance triathlon while Chavon Rosenthal of Oakland took the overall win on the women’s side.
In the Sprint Triathlon, Nick Brodnicki of Alameda got the best of the field to take the men’s overall and Marlene Summers of Redwood City captured the overall victory for the women.
In the International Duathlon race, Ashley Benson of Burlingame finished as the overall winner as well as the winner of the women’s division with a spectacular run-bike-run performance. She was followed closely by Bernard Durham of Concord who took the overall victory in the men’s division.
In the Sprint Duathlon, Cullen McAlpine of San Mateo took home top honors for the men and Sarah Varney of San Francisco finished on top of the podium for the women.
Greg Anderson and Lindsay Cordero of Pittsburg proved to be the best on the day in the International Aquathlon race while Paul Perrone of Danville and Katherine Ingram of Menlo Park earned top spots in the Sprint Aquathlon.
The Aquabike race saw Allison Nocon of Oakland win the overall and women’s division while Paul McDonald of Pleasant Hill took the top spot for the men’s division.
For complete results of the Oakland Triathlon Festival, please visit USA Productions results page.