The Canadian pro won her second title in Panama this weekend. With a dominating bike split of 2:15:04, Naeth moved up from third, overtaking swim leader Mary Beth Ellis, Svenja Bazlen, and four-time duathlon world champion Catriona Morrison, coming off the bike 3 minutes ahead of bike specialist Heather Jackson.
Despite the super hot temperatures, the women’s run came down to a tight race. Morrison took the lead from Naeth just over 5 miles and Naeth took it back with under a mile left. She ran a solid 1:25:53, the third fastest run of the day.
Fast swim times were the result of the current assisted course, making for some spectacular overall results. On the men’s side, Javier Gomez took the win underscoring his incredible versatility. The current ITU World Triathlon Series champion, reigning two-time Hy-Vee champion, three-time ITU Olympic distance World Champion, 2012 Olympic silver medalist and 2012 XTERRA World Champion, took the win fairly easily thanks to an outstanding run of 1:11:59.
1. Javier Gomez (ESP) 3:38:28
2. Matt Chrabot (USA) 3:42:12
3. Bertrand Billard (FRA) 3:43:24
4. Richie Cunningham (AUS) 3:45:42
5. Andrew Starykowicz (USA)3:46:26
6. Trevor Wurtele (CAN) 3:48:06
7. Oscar Galindez (ARG) 3:50:32
8. Axel Zeebroek (BEL) 3:51:24
9. Ezekiel Morales (ARG) 3:55:29
10. Manuel Kueng (SUI) 3:55:59
1. Angela Naeth (CAN) 4:04:58
2. Catriona Morrison (GBR) 4:06:16
3. Svenja Bazlen (GER) 4:08:12
4. Heather Jackson (USA) 4:13:24
5. Ruth Brennan Morey (USA) 4:14:22
6. Margaret Shapiro (USA) 4:15:11
7. Mary Beth Ellis (USA) 4:22:33
8. Natascha Badmann (SUI) 4:23:20