Ironman 70.3 Muncie (July 8)
Emily Kratz (WI) - 2nd F35-39
Billy Busko (NY) - 4th M50-54 (Worlds Qualifier)
Challenge ROTH (July 9)
Last weekend, Lisa Roberts (AZ) took on one of the most iconic triathlons in the world, ROTH. This Challenge Family event hosts some of the largest crowds of any triathlon and regularly boasts an incredibly deep fields of pros.
"There's nothing like the 'Tour-esque' crowds everywhere to push you along the whole way". Said Roberts about the event.
Roberts ran her way to a third place podium finish behind IM World Champion Daniela Ryf and runner up Laura Siddall.
Boulder Peak Triathlon (July 9)
The infamous Boulder Peak Tri is back and had a full pro prize purse too. Being a Boulder event with prize money, it naturally drew a large field of some of the worlds best triathletes.
Justin Metzler (CO) and Sam Long (CO) went 6th and 7th in the pro mens race and Ellen Hart (CO), Mike Wien (GA), and Emily Rollins (TN) finished 1st, 4th, and 4th in their respective age groups.
Ironman UK (July 16)
Kirill Kotsegarov (EST) came to Ironman UK with two goals in mind: try and defend his 2016 title, or finish in the top 3, to help ensure enough points to make it back to the Ironman World Championships. While he didn't defend his title, Kotsegarov did take home 3rd place, securing a good chunk of Kona points.
Ironman 70.3 Racine (July 16)
Extremely cold water temps prevented Racine from hosting a full 70.3, however, the race went on as a bike-run.
Jackie Hering (WI) crossed the line in 5th place among the pro women
James Burke (WI) took home 1st in the M35-39 age group
Craig Lanza (WI) finished 4th in the M45-49 age group
Xterra Beaver Creek (July 15)
Sam Long had an outstanding performance at last years Xterra Beaver Creek, placing 2nd overall to the Xterra World Champion Josiah Middaugh. This year he was out to make sure it wasn't a fluke.
Once again, Long took the field by surprise, albeit not as surprised as last year, and finished 3rd behind Middaugh and Mendez. Long is solidifying himself as one of the top Xterra athletes.