Issue #8, October/November 2000
Siri Wins Her First World Cup
Siri Lindley (Boulder) resoundingly proved her World Cup abilities by finishing second place at the Tiszaujvaros, Hungary ITU race (1:55:18) on August 6th and then winning the ITU Lausanne, Switzerland race the following week-end on August 12th. Placing ahead of Brigitte McMahon, Michellie Jones, and Magali Messmer, the three medalists at the Olympics a month later, Siri showed the triathlon world that her alternate position on the U.S. Olympic Team was perhaps detri-mental to our chances of gaining a women’s medal in Sydney.
Magali Messmer of Switzerland went off the front on the bike, which was a six loop course with a hill. Siri was in the lead pack behind her. On the 2nd lap of the run she took the lead and cruised to a victory 35 seconds ahead of McMahon and a minute in front of Michellie Jones.
Paul Martin Named to U.S. Paralympic Team
Boulder’s Paul Martin, a below-the-knee amputee, will participate in the paralympics in Sydney in Track Cycling. Paul has been a triathlete for years and is a two-time Ironman Hawaii finisher (11:22:49 in 1999). He has com-peted in the New York City Marathon as well.
XTERRA Series Rolls On, Goes International
The famous Blackcomb Mountain of the Whistler Ski area in British Columbia provided a breathtaking and technical course for the first XTERRA outside the United States. After the two loop swim in Lost Lake, Kerstin Weule (Evergreen) was the first woman into T1. She would go on to win by three and a half minutes to take her fourth victory in a row for the series. Ned Overend (Durango) clocked the second best bike split of the day but slipped to fourth overall on the run. Jimmy Archer (Boulder) and Pat Brown (Boulder) finished 6th and 7th, respectively.
The next weekend the athletes headed south, back into the States, to Hood River, Oregon. In this race Kerstin would have her 4 win streak broken by Jody Purcell of Australia, who was herself winning her fourth of the series. In the men’s race Jimmy Archer and Pat Brown would finish together again, but a little far-ther back in 8th and 9th.
XTERRA presented its second international event on September 3rd. The race was held at Exmoor Castle, West Somerset, England. Kerstin Weule was the only regular series pro in attendance and she blew away the women’s field, winning by eight minutes.
The Half Moon Bay race in California brought out all of the regular Colorado contingent, with some great results. Kerstin won yet another one, her sixth, and Ned pulled off a second place finish.
The last race of the regular ten stop series was at San Dimas, in southern California near L.A. Kerstin had an unresolvable mechanical and could not complete the race. Wes Hobson, after a tenth the previous week in Half Moon Bay, came in a strong 4th leading in to the series finale in Maui.
Whistler, British Columbia, Aug. 13 1.5K/30K/10K
4 Ned Overend :23:36 1:18:23 :42:54 2:24:53
6 Jimmy Archer :23:29 1:23:26 :40:41 2:27:36
7 Pat Brown :21:13 1:22:51 :44:18 2:28:22
19 Neal Henderson :21:40 1:32:37 :51:12 2:45:29
24(1) Kerstin Weule :21:44 1:39:34 :51:14 2:52:32
Hood River, Oregon, Aug. 20 1.5K/30K/10K
8 Jimmy Archer :25:19 1:35:01 :32:16 2:32:36
9 Pat Brown :22:26 1:36:33 :34:50 2:33:49
15 Neal Henderson :23:37 1:40:26 :35:47 2:39:50
25(2) Kerstin Weule :23:04 1:53:25 :38:50 2:55:19
Exmoor, West Somerset, England, Sept. 3, 1.5/28/10
16(1) Kirsten Weule :27:14 1:54:13 :54:16 3:15:43
Half Moon Bay, CA, Sept. 17 1.5K/27K/10K
2 Ned Overend :23:41 1:43:50 :33:02 2:40:33
4 Jimmy Archer :22:41 1:49:51 :32:26 2:44:58
5 Pat Brown :21:37 1:50:37 :35:54 2:48:08
10 Wes Hobson :20:09 2:01:16 :35:38 2:57:03
18 Daniel Weiland(25 -29) 2:32:51 :37:31 3:10:22
25(1) Kerstin Weule :23:20 2:16:42 :37:18 3:17:20
28 Neal Henderson :23:22 2:14:38 :41:20 3:19:20
San Dimas, California, Sept. 24, 1.5K/30K/10K
4 Wes Hobson :19:46 1:27:21 :36:21 2:23:28
6 Jimmy Archer :24:13 1:25:01 :35:51 2:25:05
18 Neal Henderson :22:33 1:35:44 :45:05 2:43:22
Olympian Sheila Taormina Speaks to Nederland High School
U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team member and former swimming gold medalist (4 x 200 freestyle relay) Sheila Taormina visited Nederland to give an inspirational talk to students. Her twin brother, Steven, lives in the mountain town up the canyon from Boulder.
She told the students of how she had gone to three Olympic Trials, in’88, ‘92, and’96 before finally making the U.S. swimming team. She explained that she had been defeating herself mentally over the years and how her coach had to teach her to focus on the posi-tives and the things she could control before she was to succeed.
When she started training for triathlon just a short year ago, Sheila had the internal confidence to know that she could learn to run even though she had no experience. Her hard work landed her in first place at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Dallas last May. She led the swim leg of the Olympic women’s race and finished a very strong 6th. She has plans to make the U.S. Team in 2004, which would be her third Olympic Games.
Sept. 17, 2000
Pacific Grove, CA
3. Marcel Vifian (Boulder) 1:54:26
7. Andy Johnson (Boulder) 2:00:21
August 6, 2000
2. Nick Radkewich (Co. Springs) 1:54:13
3. Gail Laurence (Manitou Springs) 2:06:04
Rye, New York
Sept. 17, 2000
3. Paul Fritzsche (Boulder) 1:34:05
Dannon Duathlon Series
2 m R/9 m B/2 m R/2 m B
4. Eric Schwartz Boulder 1:14:21
9. Andrew Holton Aurora 1:23:50
Dannon Duathlon Series
5K R/ 30K B/ 5K R
4. Eric Schwartz Boulder 1:37:29
12. Andrew Holton Aurora 1:23:20
6. Cindy Hazen Littleton 1:37:29