Canada’s Noemie Beaulieu ran her way to the women’s title, while American Nicholas Holmes held on for the win in the men’s race at the Americas Triathlon Championships St. George today. With the world junior championships a week away today’s race served as a tune up race for many of the athletes who will be traveling to Portugal to compete at the world junior event.
Beaulieu came off the bike with countrywoman Sophia Howell and American Faith Dasso well ahead of the rest of the field, setting up a three-woman road race for the podium spots over the final 5 km leg of the sprint event in St. George. Beaulieu’s 19:12 run split was more than enough to net her the win in 1:02:48, with Dasso running her way to second in 1:03:32 with Howell rounding out the podium in 1:03:59.
Holmes was also part of a breakaway group on the bike, but had to hold off a spirited charge by Chile’s Andree Buc for the win. The American took the day in 58:32 with Buc crossing the line nine-seconds later in 58:41. Canadian William Nolet rounded out the podium in 59:05.
Today also featured Elite Development Races (EDR) won by Jake Bamforth and Batya Beard.
You can find results from today’s races here.