Posted by: Joe English | June 22, 2009

Triathlon — Haskins, Potts Lead U.S. Athletes at Washington, DC Triathlon

Women's Leaders at the Dextro Energy Triathlon

Women's Leaders at the Dextro Energy Triathlon

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 21, 2009) — Andy Potts and Sarah Haskins led the charge for the host United States at Sunday’s Dextro Energy ITU World Championship Series races in Washington, D.C.

Potts and Haskins each finished fourth in their respective races at the only U.S. stop in the inaugural eight-race series. It was the third stop on the tour, which will culminate in Gold Coast, Australia in September.
After the day opened with more than 1,000 age groupers racing in sprint and Olympic-distance events, the elite men took to the course for their 1.5k swim, 40k bike, and 10k run through the Potomac River and onto the steets of the Nation’s Capital.

Potts led the men out of the water, and along with fellow American Hunter Kemper, Alistair Brownlee (Great Britain), Javier Gomez (Spain) and Maik Petzold (Germany), put a quick 40 seconds onto a large chase pack. But that lead ballooned to nearly two mintues by the time the eight loops of the bike were complete.

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