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Americans Cameron Dye and Lauren Goss claimed the top spots at the 2013 Rev3 Wisconsin Dells triathlon on Sunday in rainy conditions.
Read the race recap from Rev3 below:
It was no surprise when Dustin McLarty emerged from the water in the lead. The main group exited Lake Delton one minute back and included all the race favorites—Cameron Dye, Ben Collins, Kyle Leto and Eric Limkemann and Andrew Starykowicz.
“Dustin crushed that swim,” Dye said. “We got out of the water and I just grabbed my bike and got going. I hammered the first big hill to get away and then built it from there.”
Limkemann, Leto and Collins rode together, with Drew Scott and David Thompson bridging up late in the bike.
Dye left T2 with a 1:17 lead on the field. Collins was next to rack his bike and immediately went on the attack. Dye held a steady pace on the run to hold his lead to the finish line and earn yet another Olympic-distance non-drafting title. Collins held off a fast-running Kaleb Van Ort (USA) to finish second. Van Ort’s 31:10 10K was by far the fastest of the day, giving him a podium spot.
“It was a tough hilly run, but I felt strong all day and didn’t give up too much ground running except to Kaleb (VanOrt),” Dye said post-race. “It was a great race and I am starting to like racing in the rain. The course was open wide and was a great venue.”
Jennifer Spieldenner led the women onto land with the fastest swim of the day, while Helle Frederiksen and Kelly Williamson trailed by 30 seconds. Lauren Goss lost a bit of time to the fast swim and exited T1 just over a minute down. Goss charged hard the first six miles of the bike and made contact with the lead by mile 7. However, no one was letting a large gap open up.
At mile 15 of the bike, Goss, Frederiksen, Spieldenner, Radka Vodickova and Laurel Wassner were all inside 1:20 of each other.
The hard, hilly run shook out the women’s race. Goss had the lead off the bike, but Frederiksen was not giving up. Goss held on for the win, with Frederiksen earning second. Vodickova ran solid to hold third.
Dells, Wisconsin – Aug. 11, 2013
1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run
1. Cameron Dye (USA) 1:50:55
2. Ben Collins (USA) 1:51:47
3. Kaleb Van Ort (USA)1:52:33
4. Brooks Cowan (USA) 1:53:08
5. Eric Limkemann (USA) 1:53:23
1. Lauren Goss (USA) 2:02:08
2. Helle Frederiksen (DEN) 2:02:54
3. Radka Vodickova (CZE) 2:04:29
4. Jennifer Spieldenner (USA) 2:05:10
5. Lindsey Jerdonek (USA) 2:06:55