In amateur action, 2011 winner Adam Webber reclaimed his crown in the Hy-Vee 5150 race, which featured top qualifiers from around the country. The Pennsylvanian took a nasty spill on the bike last year in an event won by Dan Hedgecock of Minneapolis, who has since turned pro. “I thought the course was harder this year because of the wind,” Webber said. “I also was a little more conservative on the bike.” Defending champion Michelle LeBlanc of Spring, TX, was back to defend her title in the women’s 5150 race, which was won by Ashley Johnson of Dallas, TX. To view all the race results click here.
Spain’s Javier Gomez won his second straight Hy-Vee Triathlon on Sunday, edging American Hunter Kemper and Australian native Greg Bennett in a finish that mirrored last year’s Elite Cup event. The race was delayed 45 minutes when torrential rain and high winds rolled through central Iowa, but athletes finished amid blue skies and cool temperatures at Gray’s Lake in Des Moines. Aussie Emma Moffatt dominated the women’s Elite Cup field to take her second Hy-Vee title. She won her first crown in 2009. Runner-up was countrywoman Melissa Hauschildt. Third place went to Germany’s Svenja Bazlen. Gomez and Moffatt took home $100,000 each in what is the richest Olympic-distance event in the sport. Gomez, the silver medalist from the 2012 London Olympic Games, was first out of the water Sunday but found himself shuffled back in the field during the bike … Continue reading
The heat was definitely on – Swiss Sven Riederer came in second only 42 seconds behind Spaniard Javier Gomez narrowly missing the title. Australian Emma Moffatt won the women’s race but Daniela Ryf of Switzerland claimed the title of European champion. ZURICH, 27. Juli 2013 – Spain won but Switzerland celebrated two athletes on the podium at the 5150 Triathlon Series European Championship which was held in Zurich, Switzerland for the first time. Winner Javier Gomez, who placed second in the 2012 London Olympic Games, didn’t show his cards for a long time and got out of the water in fourth position. After staying in fourth position through the bike course, the Spaniard finally got into battle mode on the run. Gomez finished off his competitors with an amazing 32:14 run through blistering heat crowning himself European Champion. Swiss … Continue reading
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 28, 2013) – Two first-time winners were crowned champions of the 30th Anniversary St. Anthony’s Triathlon on Sunday. Jan Frodeno and Alicia Kaye crossed the finish line on their way to topping one of the largest and best pro fields in the race’s history. Full results are here: http://edge.raceresults360.com/satriathlon13/#/results::13668274037390 Frodeno, 32, is no stranger to winning, having come in sixth place in the 2012 London Olympics and winning a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “I was nervous about coming here, especially when it came to the run because that’s not my strong card,” Frodeno of Germany said. “The other guys kept the pressure on.” Keeping Frodeno on his toes was Ivan Vasiliev of Russia, who came in second place, and Hunter Kemper of Colorado Springs, Colo., who placed third. Kaye, 30, said that she … Continue reading
Watch the live video streaming of the Hy-Vee 5150 U.S. Championship Elite Cup on Sunday, September 2, beginning with the Women’s Elite Cup at 1:30 pm. Continue reading