Oakley athlete, Jenny Fletcher added another highlight to her already impressive resume. On top of her countless magazine covers, Oakley brand campaigns and TV commercials, the triathlete/model can now place IRONMAN 70.3 Branson Champion on her long list of accomplishments. Fletcher, the face of Oakley’s Fall running brand campaign, won in impressive fashion in Missouri, marking her first ever win as a professional triathlete.
Feeling the Heat: Sebastian Kienle and Leanda Cave Survive Scorching Las Vegas Temperatures to Win Ironman 70.3 World Championship
With temperatures reaching upwards of 100 degrees in the Nevada desert, the world’s best triathletes took to the course with their eyes on the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. Germany’s Sebastian Kienle thinks he surprised a field of projected favorites, but runner up Craig Alexander seemed completely confident that Kienle deserved his title. Kienle broke away from the lead pack early in the bike portion of the race, citing it as the only way he was going to beat the stacked men’s field. Mission accomplished. On the women’s side Great Britain’s Leanda Cave conquered a world-class field of her own. Overcoming some early-year set backs, Cave dominated a stacked list of international competitors to claim the women’s Ironman 70.3 World Championship.
One thing Spain’s Javier Gomez Noya and Sweden’s Lisa Norden have in common: they both just missed out on the top spot this summer in London. Another thing they now have in common: they both became a whole lot richer after winning the Hy-Vee Triathlon in Des Moines, Iowa this weekend. The Hy-Vee is known as the largest purse in international triathlon competition and both athletes secured wins in the 5150 U.S. Championship Elite Cup division on Sunday.