The ITU World Multisport Festival in Penticton, BC came to a close on Sunday after a full week of events. Last week we reported that Ellen Hart (CO) took two world titles in the Duathlon races, however, we mistakenly said her next world championship events would be 70.3 and Ironman. She actually had two more events yet to go at the World Festival!
Over the weekend Ellen competed at the ITU Long Course Triathlon and again, won her age group (F55-59) to notch another world title on her belt. Ellen also raced the Aquathon event, barely missing a perfect week, taking the silver medal.
In one week, Ellen racked up three world titles and one runner up. NOW she can focus on the WTC World Champs of 70.3 and Ironman.
Mike Wien (GA) also shined at the long distance event this weekend, winning his age group and taking home a World Championship title of his own!
Sunday marked the end of an era, the final full Ironman Coeur d'Alene. A sad day for many to see it go, the day ended happy with a solid race from Roger Thompson (WA).
After leading the race for a bit, Roger gave up places to some speedy runners, still managing to cross the line 2nd in his age group (M45-49) and 9th overall.
Justin Metzler (CO) headed out to China for the Qujing 70.3 over the weekend and came home with a 5th place pro finish.
Cirque Series - Snowbird
Adam Olsen final got to pin on a race number this weekend after a busy few months. The recent Utah transplant, Adam took on the Cirque Series event at Snowbird Resort, a high alpine trail race covering 9.75 miles and boasting 3,366ft of elevation gain. Racing for the money in the Pro Division, Adan narrowly missed the podium, finishing his day in 4th.
Only two more weeks until 70.3 Worlds in Chattanooga where nearly half the Timex Team will be racing. Here is the list of Timex Multisport Team competitors:
Emily Kratz (WI), Emily Rollins (TN), Elyse Gallagos (FL) Caitlin Glenn (OH), Lisa Roberts (pro-AZ), Mike Wien (GA), James Burke (WI), Jeanni Seymour (pro-CO), Bruce Gennari (TN), Scott Boylan (MD), Wendy Mader (GA), Meghan Fillnow (NC), Derk de Korver (CA), Steve Chapin (OR), Ellen Hart (CO), Laurence Delisle (CA), Helen Phipps (TX), Jackie Hering (pro-WI), Felicity Joyce (CA), Susanne Davis (CA), Craig Lanza (WI), Sam Mazer (WA), Tim Hola (CO), Billy Busko (NY)