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Bunten is National Champion!

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Thousands of the nation’s top amateur triathletes competed for national titles on Saturday as the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships got underway at Cleveland’s Edgewater Park. Justin Lippert, 22, and Gabrielle Bunten, 26, claimed the overall men’s and women’s titles respectively.

Age Group Nationals is USA Triathlon’s largest and longest-running National Championships event. This year’s participation is the second-highest in the event’s 35-year history, with more than 5,400 athletes registered to compete over two days. Cleveland is hosting for the first time since 1992, and will welcome the event back to Edgewater Park in 2019.

Saturday’s course featured a 1,500-meter swim in Lake Erie, 40-kilometer bike through the streets of downtown Cleveland and a 10-kilometer run ending at USA Triathlon’s iconic red-carpet finish chute within Edgewater Park....

A Four-Peat for Christina?

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As promised, here are some predictins for Sunday's 11th annual YWCA WOMEN'S TRIATHLON, starting with the overall Top 5.

Here's some stuff about CHRISTINA ROBERTS, our pick to win for the 4th straight year:

- Career tri wins: 20

- YWCA Resume:  Amateur champ in 2017, 2016, 2015; PR - 1:07:34 (2015)

- COMMENT: Christina's 2018 resume features two regional wins and a 3rd at Escape from Alcatraz. Clear choice for the win.

 

2. SUZIE FOX

- Career multisport wins: 42

- YWCA Resume: 2nd amateur in 2017, 2nd in 2009, 6th in 2010; PR - 1:11:14 (2017)

- COMMENT: Suzie hasn't missed a podium yet this season. There is no reason for her to start now....

Some YWCA Tri History...

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claireywca.pngYWCA WOMEN'S TRIATHLON - In an earlier post, we erroneously said that this race would celebrate its 10th anniversary on Sunday. It will actually celebrate its 11th birthday. Our apologies to the race organizers.

Recently a guy asked us to post the past champions of the YWCA Women's Tri. We are happy to provide that information..

Five In-State Tris, Plus Nationals...

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WEEKEND PREVIEWS - Not including USAT AG Nationals, Minnesota multisporters have five triathlons to choose from this weekend, the largest of which is Sunday's YWCA WOMEN'S TRI, which has drawn 1700ish participants for its 10th anniversary celebration. The race is full, though a small number of "Charity Bibs" may still be available (RACE WEBSITE)....

Weekend Observations

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Here's some observations about last weekend's races:

 

- GRANITEMAN BIG LAKE - For the MTN Guys, the highlight of this year's Big Lake races was that three of the four overall champs were first-time winners, though we were not surprised by this. The Olympic-distance race was won by RYAN COLLISON, a Graniteman veteran and perennial Top 5 finisher, and KATHERINE JOHNSON, who podiumed at G-Man Clearwater in 2017, a breakout season for her.

Joining BRIAN STORHAUG in the Winners Circle in the Sprint race was EMILY GAGE (photo below), last year's runner-up at this event. In '17, she finished 2nd behind Junior of the Year-to-be TAYLOR LUNDQUIST. This time around, that order was flip-flopped.

Gage's 2nd place effort at Minneapolis Sprint in mid-July suggested that her first career multi win would come sooner than later. 

FYI - Storhaug was also victorious at the last two editions of Clearwater Sprint. RESULTS

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