McCormack and Wassner Wins South Beach Triathlon
The South Beach Triathlon in Miami was won by Chris McCormack of Australia and USA’s Laurel Wassner. The half mile ocean swim, 19-mile bike course and 4-mile run was held in Miami, Florida.
Chris Lieto led the group during the bike race however, during the run, McCormack came up behind him. Lieto continued to keep McCormack at bay but at the final stretch, McCormack broke into a sprint and crossed the finish line at 1:15:11. Lieto came second at 1:15:12.
In the women’s pro elite, Wassner was in great form from start to finish. She took the lead over other contenders and kept her spot until the end of the race. Wassner’s time was at 1:26:10. Jenny Fletcher came in second at 1:30:43.
Classic Male Pro/Elite:
1. Chris McCormack (AUS) 1:15:11
2. Chris Lieto (USA) 1:15:12
3. Guto Antunes (BRA) 1:26:57
Classic Female Pro/Elite:
1. Laurel Wassner (USA) 1:26:10
2. Jenny Fletcher (USA) 1:30:43
3. Elise Schillmoller (USA) 1:39:56