A quick look back on the weekend race action from around the world.
2016 ITU World Cup Mooloolaba
It might have been a week later and across the other side of the world, however there was a feeling of deja vu in Mooloolaba as Jodie Stimpson (GBR) and Mario Mola (ESP) claimed their second major wins in a week.
After both won the opening event of the World Triathlon Series in Abu Dhabi last weekend, the pair again topped the podium in the opening World Cup of the 2016 season, on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. Read the recaps here and here.
2016 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup
Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia – March 12, 2016
750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
1. Mario Mola (ESP) 52:55
2. Vicente Hernandez (ESP) 53:00
3. Joao Pereira (POR) 53:12
1. Jodie Stimpson (GBR) 58:31
2. Emma Moffatt (AUS) 58:48
3. Kirsten Kasper (USA) 58:56
2016 XTERRA Saipan Championship
Australian Brodie Gardner and Austrian Carina Wasle captured the 15th annual XTERRA Saipan Championship titles on a picture-perfect day in the Northern Marianas on Saturday. Read the race recap here.
XTERRA Saipan Championship
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands – March 12, 2016
1. Brodie Gardner (AUS) 2:52:46
2. Takahiro Ogasawara (JPN) 2:54:14
3. Joe Miller (PHI) 3:05:03
1. Carina Wasle (AUT) 3:05:40
2. Mieko Carey (JPN) 3:12:40
3. Renata Bucher (SUI) 3:22:38
2016 Sarasota CAMTRI Spring Triathlon American Championships
Florida native Kaitlin Donner picked up her first win of 2016 on Saturday at the Sarasota CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Championships in Nathan Benderson Park, with up-and-coming junior elite Taylor Knibb finishing second. Great Britain’s India Lee rounded out the top three. Spain’s Xavier Grenier-Talavera claimed the men’s victory, with Andrew Yorke (CAN) and Francesc Godoy (ESP) finishing second and third, respectively. Ben Kanute was the top-finishing American in fourth. Read the recap here.
Sarasota CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Championships
March 12, 2016 – Sarasota, Fla.
750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run
1. Kaitlin Donner (USA) 59:24
2. Taylor Knibb (USA) 59:57
3. India Lee (GBR) 1:00:06
1. Xavier Grenier-Talavera (CAN) 52:43
2. Andrew Yorke (CAN) 52:49
3. Francesc Godoy (ESP) 52:51