Track runner-turned-triathlete Malindi Elmore has been putting together a strong resume of results this season and added a podium finish (second) and third overall placing in Georgia at Ironman 70.3 Augusta yesterday. Elmore clocked 4:20:06 for the half distance, breaking down to 26:02 for the swim, 2:27:10 for the bike and 1:22:29 for the run. Almost six minutes back from the leader heading into T1, it was a hard-earned and impressive effort to second place in the women-only pro field.
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Sometimes the sprint finish ain't so pretty… But got it done to hold off a charging athlete behind me! Second overall to stud @helletri who once said "there is no success without pain" which was a mantra today in the 90+F heat + humidity at Augusta 70.3. Congrats to all the folks out there today working their butts off to get to the line as best they can. I always feel so inspired to be part of this movement and community – 3500 athletes and 1500 vollies making it possible today! Thanks to all my awesome friends and family – even though I raced here solo today I felt the love! #swimbikerun #ironman703 #imaugusta703 #triathlon #doyourbest #purplepatchfitness
Another fun day out there playing triathlon against some awesome women! Congrats to whole field – fair to say we all suffered a bit today! https://t.co/bx5giRKH62
— Malindi Elmore (@MalindiElmore) September 25, 2016
Denmark’s Helle Frederiksen took the win in 4:10:45 and South Africa’s Jeanni Seymour came in third just seconds back from Elmore. Canada’s Stephanie Roy, a rookie pro from Quebec, placed sixth and in her first race back after a long season of recovery from a broken foot, Melanie McQuaid took 14th.
Jamnicky top Canadian at Salinas World Cup
Dominika Jamnicky ran her way to a top 10 finish (ninth) at ITU Salinas World Cup in Ecuador as the first canuck to cross the line in the women’s race filled with young rising Canadian talent. Jamnicky held a solid place throughout the entire race and headed out of T2 in a lead pack of nine, but wasn’t able to hold on to top runners who made a breakaway — namely Summer Cook and Kirsten Kasper (USA) — to take a podium spot.
Jamnicky clocked 1:00:32 for the sprint distance race. Emy Legault was the next Canadian in 17th, followed by Elisabeth Boutin in 18th and Adreanne Brière-Dulude in 21st.
No Canadian men started the race.