Irving, Texas, was a hotbed of multisport action during the inaugural four-day 2022 USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival, April 28-May 1.
Over the course of four days, nearly 2,500 registrants competed at Levy Event Plaza in nine distinct races, with six national championship events, in the new festival showcasing the sport’s many formats.
On Thursday, Kirsten Sass of McKenzie, Tennessee kicked off a string of victories by winning the super-sprint time trial with a time of 17:49. In the men’s race, 18-year-old Brave Mays of Aubrey, Texas won the overall men’s title in a time of 15:39.
Miguel Mattox of Mill Valley, California won the men’s overall national title in both the draft-legal sprint triathlon and aquathlon national championships on Friday. Alexandra Schwein of Broomfield, Colorado, won the women’s draft-legal sprint triathlon national championship, and Kristen Doster of Green Bay, Wisconsin took the women’s title in the aquathlon national championship race.
On Saturday, Sass and Alex Arman of Boulder, Colorado repeated as overall national champions in the non-drafting standard-distance duathlon national championship women’s and men’s races, respectively. In the mixed relay event, the quartet of Anthony Didion, Jenna Haufler, Miguel Mattox, and Alex Leandri won the team title, as their team, “Working Triathlete,” broke the tape in a time of 1:08:16.
On Sunday, Todd Buckingham won the men’s overall national title in the draft-legal sprint duathlon national championship, the 14th national title of his career, while Sass won the women’s overall national title, bringing her weekend total to three wins and her all-time national championship titles to 27.
Irving will again host the USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival in 2023 from May 4-7.
Keep scrolling for photos from the action-packed day, and for full results from each race, visit the USA Triathlon website.