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Beckner, Zickovich Earn Wins At USA Triathlon Winter Nationals

Landon Beckner and Julie Zickovich raced to convincing victories at Homestake Lodge in Montana.

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Landon Beckner and Julie Zickovich raced to convincing victories at Sunday’s USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championships at the Powderhound Winter Triathlon at Homestake Lodge in Montana.

See the complete race recap from USA Triathlon below:

Each competitor completed a 5-kilometer run, 10-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer Nordic ski – all on snow.

After finishing third at last year’s Winter Nationals, also at Homestake Lodge, Beckner (Helena, Mont.) took advantage of four inches of fresh snow Sunday to top the podium this time around in 1 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds. Zickovich (Bozeman, Mont.) improved on her fourth-place finish from 2012 with a time of 1:29:57, well in front of her closest female competitor.

Joining Beckner on the men’s overall podium was Matthew Sheets, who was second in 1:07:38, and Adam Wirth, who took third in 1:09:01.

Petra Davis placed second on the women’s side in 1:58:38, while Aimee Chelbnik finished third in 2:10:08.

2013 USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championships
(Powderhound Winter Triathlon)
5k run, 10k mountain bike, 5k Nordic ski

Male Overall Podium Finishers
1. Landon Beckner, 1:02:50
2. Matthew Sheets, 1:07:38
3. Adam Wirth, 1:09:01

Female Overall Podium Finishers
1. Julie Zickovich, 1:29:57
2. Petra Davis, 1:58:38
3. Aimee Chelbnik, 2:10:08

Age Group Winners
Male 15-19: Allen Scott, 1:16:52
Male 20-24: Steven Vargo, 1:22:15
Male 25-29: David Hoffman, 1:12:42
Female 25-29: Jacquie Spoon, 2:13:43
Male 30-34: Chris Ganter, 1:11:14
Male 35-39: Tory Kendrick, 1:22:37
Male 40-44: Matt Seeley, 1:10:08
Male 45-49: Scott Desena, 1:55:15
Female 45-49: Debra Lewis, 2:10:36
Male 50-54: Brent Peacock, 1:14:11
Female 50-54: Jennifer Murffit, 2:35:01
Male 55-59: Dennis Brinson, 1:18:50
Male 60-plus: John Pierce, 2:13:58
Female 60-plus: Susan Nakus, 3:04:04