Final Tune-up Before Worlds
February 6, 2010 (Lygna, Norway) – With third-place finisher Emma Garrard leading the way, a quartet of Americans posted top-10 showings at the 2010 ETU Winter Triathlon European Championships in their final tune-up before next weekend’s ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships.
One of three U.S. women in the top nine finishers of the elite race, Garrard (Park City, Utah) made her way to the podium with a time of 1:23:10 in the run-bike-cross country ski event.
Rebecca Dussault (Gunnison, Colorado) took seventh with a time of 1:26:24, while Heather Best (Fairbanks, Alaska) was ninth in 1:29:20.
As the lone American on the men’s side, Brian Smith (Gunnison, Colorado) took eighth with a time of 1:11:35.
Team USA will be back in action for winter worlds in Eidsvoll, Norway in less than a week. The individual elite races are to be held on Saturday and an elite team relay is set for Sunday.