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Naeth wins in Texas

Her first title of 2011.

Prince George’s Angela Naeth pulled off her first win of the year at this past weekend’s Kemah Olympic Distance Triathlon in Texas.

Naeth completed the 1.5 km swim in fifth position (25:01), then demolished the 40 km bike with a 59:14 clocking (the only woman to go under one hour), and ran a second best 36:35  10 km split to take the win in 2:02:54. This gave her a comfortable margin of victory over American Becky Lavelle (2:04:51), and New Zealand’s Samantha Warriner.

“It was a great first win for 2011 and an exciting race,” said Naeth. “It’s hard to change gears into speedy mode after Abu Dhabi a few weeks but I managed thanks to some hellacious winds on the bike.”

American Andrew Yoder also used the top men’s bike split (52:55) to create a lead that no other would overcome. He took first in 1:49:35, followed by New Zealand’s Terenzo Bozzone (1:51:02), and American Chris Lieto (1:53:01).


1. Angela Naeth  (CAN)  2:02:54

2. Becky Lavelle  (USA)  2:04:51

3. Samantha Warriner  (NZL)  2:06:41


1. Andrew Yoder  (USA)  1:49:36

2. Terenzo Bozzone (NZL)  1:51:02

3. Chris Lieto (USA)  1:53:01

Full results

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