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Wed 23rd Jan 2019
Weekend roundup: October 26-27
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Monday 28th October 2013

Tags  Asa Shaw  |  Guatape  |  Lesley Paterson  |  Powerman Malaysia  |  XTERRA Maui

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Late October, but still a decent amount of racing happening around the world and at home, including a World Championship, two 70.3's, a Powerman and an ITU World Cup...

XTERRA World Championships, Maui

In our pre-event preview, we said, in contrast to the women's racing in recent years, "a British athlete on the men's podium has proved a tough job and like the Ironman World Championships, that is a nut that is yet to be cracked." Well, we won't have to write that next year...

Spain's Ruben Ruzafa took the men's title five years after winning it for the first time, while New Zealand's Nicky Samuels prevented Scotland's Lesley Paterson from making it three consecutive XTERRA World Championship wins, adding a silver to the same medal from the ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs this year. Indeed, she had to work hard in the very final stage to pass Bermuda's Flora Duffy in the finish straight to move from third to second. Jacqui Slack finished ninth Pro female.

For the men it was French-based Englishman Asa Shaw who broke the British men's medal duck in Maui with a fine silver, catching Australian Ben Allen - who must surely be the most travelled XTERRA athlete of the year?! - on the run, to push the Aussie into third place.

Great quote from Richard Stannard from Maui: "Tough day in the office (Maui) - good swim but going backwards after that. Was first pro in the beer tent though!"

Pos Men Women
1st Ruben Ruzafa (ESP) 2:34:34 Nicky Samuels (NZL) 2:57:48
2nd Asa Shaw (GBR) 2:36:01 Lesley Paterson (GBR) 3:00:14
3rd Ben Allen (AUS) 2:36:24 Flora Duffy (BDA) 3:00:19
4th Josiah Middaugh (USA) 2:37:44 Barbara Riveros (CHI) 3:01:43
5th Braden Currie (NZL) 2:39:05 Emma Garrard (USA) 3:01:49

Full results from Maui HERE.

Ironman 70.3 Miami

Denmark's Helle Frederiksen (DEN) totally dominated the race in Miami with a gun-to-tape victory, including a bike split that put six or more minutes into almost the entire Pro ladies field, yet still rounding out the day with the second fastest run. Very impressive. Ireland's Eimear Mullan was the one athlete that could out-pace Helle on the run, and that was enough for her to take third place on the day. Three-time Miami winner Leanda Cave wasn't able to deliver on those previous performances and finished up in sixth place, just a couple of weeks after racing in Kona.

New Zealand's Terenzo Bozzone was very impressive in taking the men's win, closing his strong swim and bike with a rest best 1:11:16 half marathon run to finish almost two minutes clear of Fiip Ospaly (CZE). Ritchie Nicholls ran well (1:12:11), but losing over six minutes to Bozzone on the bike (and a couple of minutes on the swim), left him down in ninth place.

Pos Men Women
1st Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:41:17 Helle Frederiksen (DEN) 4:03:38
2nd Fiip Ospaly (CZE) 3:43:12 Erika Csomor (HUN) 4:11:48
3rd Nils Frommhold () 3:44:15 Eimear Mullan (IRL) 4:12:39
4th Leon Griffen (AUS) 3:44:29 Katrien Verstuyft (BEL) 4:16:24
5th Ben Collins (USA) 3:45:55 Lisa Mensink (NED) 4:17:48

Ironman 70.3 Austin

Pos Men Women
1st Matt Chrabot (USA) 3:48:49 Rebekah Keat (AUS) 4:15:59
2nd Richie Cunningham (AUS) 3:51:52 Rachel McBride (CAN) 4:19:24
3rd Ben Hoffman (USA) 3:54:56 Mandy McLane (USA) 4:20:06
4th Francisco Serrano (MEX) 3:55:13 Sarah Piampiano (USA) 4:21:24
5th George Bjalkemo (SWE) 3:55:18 Shannon Radle (USA) 4:22:59

Powerman Malaysia

2010 Powerman Duathlon World Champion Andy Sutz (SUI) took the win at Powerman Malaysia, while Radka Vodickova (CZE) took the women's title.

Great Britain's evergreen Michelle Parsons travelled to Malaysia just a few weeks after winning the iron-distance Elbaman, and finish fourth. "35 degree heat and 90 percent humidity - love it !!! Last race of year and one of the toughest. Came a respectable 4th and am chuffed to bits after only doing elbaman four weeks ago. Hard running fast toda, so ran smart. Did awesome bike. The girls ahead battled hard too. Time for rest and recovery now starting with the red wine."

Pos Men Women
1st Andy Sutz (SUI) 2:52:40 Radka Vodickova (CZE) 3:17:18
2nd Andre Moser (SUI) 2:56:48 Simone Helfenschneider (AUT) 3:20:35
3rd Thomas Bruins (AUS) 2:57:24 Ilse Geldhof (BEL) 3:22:14
4th Anthony Le Duey (FRA) 3:00:05 Michelle Parsons (GBR) 3:26:29
5th Soren Bystrup (DEN) 3:08:40 Monica Arellano Torres (PHP) 3:30:18

Andy Sutz - Powerman Malaysia 2013

ITU World Cup - Guatape, Colombia

Pos Men Women
1st Reinaldo Colluci (BRA) 1:58:48 Ainhoa Murua (ESP) 2:14:48
2nd Carloa Javier Quinchara Forero (COL) 1:58:58 Mateja Simic (SLO) 2:15:13
3rd Etienne Diemunsch (FRA) 1:59:13 Charlotte Morel (FRA) 2:15:32
4th Gregory Billington (USA) 1:59:21 Marina Damlaimcourt (ESP) 2:16:34
5th Jarod Shoemaker (USA) 2:00:04 Yuka Sato (JPN) 2:18:57

The only British athlete racing was Graham Leitch (28th, 2:09:06).


Jekyll and Hyde Park Duathlon

Pos Men Women
1st Danny Russell (Tri London) 1:10:05 Lucie Custance (Clapham Chasers) 1:21:28
2nd Andy Greenleaf (Serpentine) 1:10:49 Clare Miller (London Heathside) 1:22:14
3rd Tom Higgins (Thames Turbo) 1:14:43 Fiona Love (Clapham Chasers) 1:22:52

1485 No Frills Duathlon

Pos Men Women
1st Anthony Harper 1:10:20 Debbie Bradley 1:29:36
2nd Matthew Bottrill 1:12:26 Gemma Scougal 1:30:51
3rd Nathan Veall 1:14:08 Linda Whitelegg 1:37:52

We've also got the results for the pioneers taking on the first (?) 'Paddlethon' in the UK HERE - a 200m stand-up paddle board / 5.2km run.


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