Colorado takes eighth straight collegiate title


Buffaloes also earn women’s team title, Navy takes men’s title

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Colorado earned its eighth consecutive overall team title on Saturday at the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Colorado also earned the women’s team title, and the U.S. Naval Academy took home the men’s team title.

Men’s, women’s and overall team standings were determined based on results from both Friday’s draft-legal sprint races and Saturday’s non-drafting Olympic-distance races.

For the overall team title, Colorado edged out Navy by just nine points, earning a total of 4,389 points to Navy’s 4,380. Cal Berkeley placed third in the overall team standings with 4,109.

Colorado has won the overall team title since 2010, and has not failed to finish in the top three for the last 15 years. Navy has also been strong in recent years, placing 3rd overall in 2016 and 2nd in 2015. The last time Cal Berkeley reached the overall team podium was in 2014, when the team placed 3rd.

Colorado was also named the women’s team champion. The top-four Colorado women in Saturday’s Olympic-distance race placed 4th, 5th, 12th and 31st. Those results, combined with a 1st-place finish from Erica Hawley in the women’s draft-legal race on Friday, gave the team a point total of 2,202. Placing second in the women’s team standings was Navy with 2,180 points, and Cal Berkeley was third with 2,165 points.

The last time Colorado earned the women’s team title was in 2012, but the team has reached the women’s podium every year since 2003.

Navy came out on top in the men’s team competition with 2,200 points, edging out second-place University of Colorado by just 13 points. Navy’s men placed 6th, 7th, 10th and 11th in Saturday’s Olympic-distance race, and recorded a 5th-place finish from Kevin Holder in Friday’s draft-legal race.

Rounding out the podium for the men’s team standings was the University of Arizona with 2,156 points.

Navy last captured the men’s team title in 2015, and finished second behind Colorado in 2016. Navy was also the men’s team champion in 2007 and 2003.

Navy also earned the Armed Services Team title, awarded to the top-performing military academy at the Collegiate Club National Championships.

Individual combined titles were awarded to the top overall performers of the weekend. Results were determined by combining an individual athlete’s scores from Friday’s draft-legal sprint and Saturday’s Olympic-distance race. On the men’s side, Colorado’s Feeney took the combined title with 746 points. Joshua Fowler of the University of Arizona was second with 737, and Navy’s Holder was third with 720.

Colorado’s Hawley earned the women’s combined title with a score of 739. She was followed closely in the standings by West Point’s Teresa Groton with 733 and Cal Berkeley’s Anna Belk with 723.

In addition to Saturday’s Olympic-distance championship, the race schedule included a super-sprint Mixed Team Relay race on Saturday afternoon. That event was halted early due to impending inclement weather. Despite the event’s cancellation, USA Triathlon will award the pre-determined prize money to the top five teams at the time of stoppage.

For more information about the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships, visit

*At Saturday’s Awards Ceremony, the overall team, women’s team, individual men’s combined and individual women’s combined standings were incorrect. For a statement from USA Triathlon regarding the errors, visit

2017 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships – Awards

Draft-Legal Collegiate Club Championships
Complete Results

Men’s Overall
1. Dan Feeney (Colorado), 57:07
2. Joshua Fowler (Arizona), 57:11
3. Collin Chartier (Marymount), 57:23
4. Timothy Winslow (Colorado), 57:41
5. Kevin Holder (Navy), 57:45

Women’s Overall
1. Erica Hawley (Colorado), 1:09:03.3
2. Teresa Groton (West Point), 1:11:14
3. Allison Light (UCLA), 1:11:27
4. Maeghan Easler (Iowa State), 1:11:32
5. Anna Belk (Cal Berkeley), 1:11:52

Olympic-Distance Collegiate Club Championships
Complete Results

Men’s Overall
1. Nick Noone (Colorado), 1:55:11
2. Sean Harrington (UCSB), 1:55:42
3. Ernest Mantell (Arizona State), 1:55:56
4. Christopher Douglas (Georgia Tech), 1:56:04
5. Dan Feeney (Colorado), 1:56:23

Women’s Overall
1. Cecilia Davis-Hayes (Columbia), 2:11:19
2. Hannah Grubbs (UCLA), 2:18:26
3. Darby Middlebrook (Michigan), 2:18:38
4. Marissa Platt (Colorado), 2:19:14
5. Ali Brauer (Colorado), 2:19:43

Men’s Combined Award
Complete Results
Dan Feeney (Colorado, 746
Joshua Fowler (Arizona), 737
Kevin Holder (Navy), 720

Women’s Combined Award
Complete Results
Erica Hawley (Colorado), 739
Teresa Groton (West Point), 733
Anna Belk (Cal Berkeley), 723

Men’s Team Standings
Complete Results
Navy, 2,200
Colorado, 2,187
Arizona, 2,156

Women’s Team Standings
Complete Results
Colorado, 2,202
Navy, 2,180
Cal Berkeley, 2,165

Overall Team Standings
Complete Results
Colorado, 4,389
Navy, 4,380
Cal Berkeley, 4,109

Armed Services Team Champions: Navy
Team Spirit Award: Stanford

16th Annual Black Canyon Sprint Tri



Montrose Firefighter’s Association and Montrose Recreation Foundation will proudly present the 16th Annual Black Canyon Sprint Triathlon. It begins with a 500 yard swim (10 laps) at the *NEW* Montrose Community Recreation Center, then continues with a 24K (14.6 mile) bike course, and wraps up with a 5K (3.1 mile) run that finishes at the Rec Center. The course has yet to be finalized.

Proceeds from this event benefit the community of Montrose. Over $5,000.00 annually is returned to the local groups that assisted in the Triathlon. Please be appreciative patrons of all the generous sponsors that make this event possible!


Event details and registration here

Boulder Sunset Triathlon



Join us at the Boulder Reservoir for the 11th annual Boulder Sunset Triathlon, the third race in our Boulder, Colorado triathlon series! This is where it all started for Your Cause Sports. This race has grown to be a local favorite due to its later start, and will sell out in early August at 1,200 athletes. For the 4th year in a row, the Boulder Sunset Olympic Distance will be a Mountain Collegiate Triathlon Conference race. The Duathlon will continue to be part of the USAT Duathlon Race Series. So come race in one of Colorado’s best triathlons and see for yourself why this is a must-do race in 2017! With a Sprint, Olympic, Duathlon and 5K & 10K run, we guarantee a fun day for the entire family.


Child care offered by PRKids


Event details and registration here

Colorado’s Noone, Columbia’s Davis-Hayes win Olympic-distance Collegiate Club National Titles

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Nick Noone of the University of Colorado and Cecilia Davis-Hayes of Columbia University won individual Olympic-distance national titles on Saturday at the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The championship event featured nearly 1,300 collegiate athletes from 120 club teams. Athletes completed a 1,500-meter swim, non-drafting 40-kilometer bike, 9.8-kilometer run course.

In the men’s race, Noone and his Colorado teammate Dan Feeney exited the water together about a minute and a half behind the top swimmer, Eli Pugh of Stanford. By the end of the bike, Noone had moved up to second, trailing UCSB’s Gordon Williams by 32 seconds.

Feeney entered the second transition in sixth position, but posted a 32:36 run split to move up to the lead. He crossed the line first in 1:54:23, but was given an official finishing time of 1:56:23 due to a two-minute penalty incurred in the transition area. Noone ran a 33:28 split to finish in 1:55:11, earning the national champion title. Sean Harrington of UCSB took the runner-up spot in 1:55:42, while Ernest Mantell of Arizona State placed third in 1:55:56.

“Dan and I swam the whole thing together, rode the whole thing together, and ran together for about 1k,” Noone said. “It’s been my goal all year to be on the podium here, so I’m just excited.”


National Champions Nick Noone and Cecelia Davis-Hays. Mario Cantu/CIMAGES


In the women’s race, UCLA’s Hannah Grubbs was first out of the water in 21:03. She was caught about four miles into the bike by Davis-Hayes, whose 1:04:02 40k bike split was nearly four minutes faster than any other competitor. Davis-Hayes had built a gap of approximately four minutes on Grubbs, who was still sitting in second, by the end of the bike.

Davis-Hayes continued to build momentum on the run, hitting the halfway point on the 10k run course with a lead of more than six minutes. She ultimately crossed the line in 2:09:19, but due to a penalty incurred before the race start, her official finishing time was 2:11:19.

Still, that adjusted finish time was more than seven minutes ahead of the rest of the field. Grubbs held onto her second-place position to finish in 2:18:26, while Darby Middlebrook of the University of Michigan placed third in 2:18:38.

“I had a breakthrough on the swim this year,” Davis-Hayes said. “Last year I was about seven minutes back on the swim, and I rode and ran my way up to sixth. This year I must have been in the top 25, so I looked at my Garmin and I was able to move into first within 3.74 miles on the bike.”

Men’s team, women’s team and overall team titles will be announced following the Collegiate Club National Championships Awards Ceremony, set for 8 p.m. CT. Team titles will be determined based on results from both Friday’s draft-legal races and Saturday’s Olympic-distance races.


USA Triathlon Collegiate Club Olympic-Distance National Championships
1500m swim, 40k bike, 9.8k run
Complete Results

Collegiate Men
1. Nick Noone (Colorado), 1:55:11
2. Sean Harrington (UCSB), 1:55:42
3. Ernest Mantell (Arizona State), 1:55:56
4. Christopher Douglas (Georgia Tech), 1:56:04
5. Dan Feeney (Colorado), 1:56:23

Collegiate Women
1. Cecilia Davis-Hayes (Columbia), 2:11:19
2. Hannah Grubbs (UCLA), 2:18:26
3. Darby Middlebrook (Michigan), 2:18:38
4. Marissa Platt (Colorado), 2:19:14
5. Ali Brauer (Colorado), 2:19:43


For more information about the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships, visit

2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Triathlon Awarded to Nice, France

TAMPA/NICE (April 20, 2017) – IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, announced today that the right to host the 2019 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship triathlon has been awarded to Nice, France. The event will take place on Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8, 2019, and will be the first time IRONMAN holds a world championship event in France. In addition, IRONMAN announced today that a brand new IRONMAN 70.3 event will be held in Nice on September 16, 2018 leading to the world championship event a year later; this qualifying event will then continue in 2020 as part of the IRONMAN 70.3 European Tour.

As the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes on the French Riviera in the southeast coast of France, Nice first hosted an IRONMAN® event in 2005 and since then has been one of the most popular locations on the IRONMAN race circuit. The world championship is the pinnacle event in the IRONMAN 70.3 Series, and with the event’s global rotation that began in 2014, it showcases the best venues IRONMAN has to offer around the world.

“The successful growth of the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship since its global rotation began in 2014 can be attributed in large part to Diana Bertsch, the world championship team she established, the host cities, and the collective determination to create an event that captures the hearts and minds of our athletes,” said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer for IRONMAN. “With the origins of the popular Nice triathlon which set the stage in the region, this is the next evolution of this extraordinary event and brings Europe back to the forefront, with a history of culture, sport and scenery that is the perfect mix for IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship athletes.”

The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship event expects to attract more than 5,000 athletes from over 100 global qualifying events in locations such as Austria, Australia, China, Germany, Spain, South Africa, Sweden and the Americas.

With its mix of old-world opulence, year-round sunshine and stunning seaside location, Nice is the unofficial capital of the Côte d’Azur and the fifth-largest city in France. A magnet for beachgoers and culture-seekers since the 19th century, this coastal city has fabulous markets, an enticing old town, glorious architecture and a wealth of high-end restaurants. With one of the largest international airports in France located just minutes away from the city, Nice is easily accessible and welcomes over five million visitors every year as one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. Beyond the beauty of the area, Nice also offers a rich culture built by some of the greatest painters, writers and musicians the world has known. With outstanding cuisine and culture, Nice embodies all the benefits of a historic coastal city. If you really want to soak up the Riviera vibe, there’s no better place.

“It is with great pride that our city will host this international competition for the first time in France, with a sport that is particularly well established in Nice. Since 1982, our city has organized world-renowned triathlon events, held in an exceptional setting with a truly unique course,” said Christian Estrosi, President Region Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur. “This will undoubtedly be a momentous occasion for all triathlon enthusiasts and I welcome everyone to enjoy the beauty of our city. Nice is now recognized as a great host city for major events of international recognition. This dedication to staging events is an essential asset for the development of economic activity. Each year, IRONMAN brings € 4 million in economic revenue, and I am convinced that this new event will once again strengthen our attractiveness as a host city and boost our local economy.”

The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship is part of a week-long festival that will include a range of lifestyle events for the community and visitors to enjoy.

“With IRONMAN France, our French team lead by Yves Cordier has created one of the best IRONMAN events in the world, as voted by athletes in the IRONMAN Athletes’ Choice Awards. It is only fitting that the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship has been awarded to Nice and the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region,” said Hans-Peter Zurbrügg, Managing Director for IRONMAN Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Both the city and region offer easy access, a stunning backdrop for the event, and exceptional tourism destination for friends and family. We look forward to welcoming athletes from all over the world to this amazing location.”

The event will incorporate a swim in the pristine waters of the Mediterranean Sea, a bike course that passes through villages and mountains, and a run course along Nice’s historic Promenade des Anglais waterfront.

“Ever since competing as a professional athlete in the 1989 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i, it has been my dream to bring a world championship event to the city and region I call home; that dream is now becoming a reality,” said Yves Cordier, Managing Director, IRONMAN France. “I would like to extend my gratitude to the City of Nice and the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur for their loyalty and trust in our team. We are ready to welcome the world to Nice!”

Prior to the 2019 edition taking place in Nice, the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship is taking place on September 9 and 10, 2017 in Chattanooga, Tennessee; and the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will travel to Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa on September 1 and September 2, 2018.

For more information about the event, please visit

Tri Club Tuesday: Colorado’s IPA Endurance travels to La Habana Triathlon, Provides Generous Donations

By Jen Home, IPA Endurance


Last month, several IPA Endurance athletes traveled to Havana, Cuba, to compete in the 3rd Annual La Habana Triathlon. While the thrill of competition is present in every race locale they visit, the real story here isn’t in the PRs set (or lack thereof), the stomach bug that took down (but not out) a few, or the sunburn or misery that plagued the final laps on the Malecon; it is in the connection that was forged with fellow athletes, and the spirit of sport that runs through the blood of all people.


After a collection effort back home in Colorado, the group arrived fully stocked with generous donations of tri gear, with no idea how or to whom to gift the trove.

The opportunity easily presented itself when we spotted a delightful, yet sadly outfitted group of young male, mostly pre-teen, cyclists; they had spent the day as spectators. They were accompanied by a weathered but obviously dedicated man, for whom the young bunch clearly had enormous respect. We would learn his name was Jorge, he was their cycling profe, in his 70’s, and had been coaching young athletes for more than 50 years. He dedicated his life to sharing his love of the sport, but struggled endlessly to acquire the basics required for a decent bike ride. Instead, they wore oversized kits, used packing tape on the handlebars, and rode on torn saddles. After some shaky communications (thankfully, one of the IPA competitors saved the day with her Spanish-speaking proficiency), we arranged to meet the following morning to deliver the goods.

Not long after, we befriended a team of young triathletes, most of whom had competed that day. Having faith that we had enough goods to go around, we invited them, too, to our meeting spot the following morning, albeit at a later time.


When we arrived the next morning, several minutes early with bags in tow, both groups were already waiting. It was a moment of realization: they were in such great need, and for a few minutes, it was unclear how to proceed in order to be fair and generous to both. We decided to split up, quickly dividing the strictly cycling gear from the obvious tri gear, and set to it.



The graciousness and goodwill that flowed during that next hour or so was an incredibly moving experience for the IPA Endurance athletes. Items that had been easily given up without second thought by Colorado athletes that had been blessed with good circumstances and plentiful opportunity in life, were embraced with such glee and gratefulness, it was hard to not get teary-eyed. “Cuba was an amazing experience,” said athlete Teri Ward. “I am always touched by the outreach of the IPA team led by the caring and generous coach Bill. It was an honor to participate with that group!”


A lifelong connection was forged during that brief exchange; already, work has begun on a new round of collections to help the young athletes get the clothing and gear they need to enjoy and excel in the sport. Talk of a return trip began before this trip had even ended. If you can, get La Habana Triathlon on your 2018 race calendar for an experience unlike any you have likely had. Triathlete Donna Shaw added, “If you are on the fence about this race, my advice is to go before it becomes too popular. Do the sprint, leave the tri gear at home – wetsuit, tri bike, HRM, etc. – and take the essentials: race nutrition, patience, a sense of humor, and open mind, and toilet paper. Yes, you read that correctly!”

Tri Club Tuesday: Timex Multisport Team Completes Boulder Camp

by Will Murray for
March 31, 2017

Last week the Timex Multisport Team had its annual camp in Boulder. We caught up with team member and USA Triathlon Board Chair Barry Siff about the camp.


Q: You’ve been on the Timex Multisport Team for a long time. How did this annual camp rate for you?

Erin Carson leading a class at RallySport


Barry: The camp had a positive impact on me. I didn’t know where I was in terms of athleticism and my goals. I might have gone back to ultra-running or duathlon, but I got very motivated to get back into triathlon by being around all these terrific people.

At my age (60-64) my greatest opportunity to improve is in nutrition and strength and flexibility. I’m kicking my sugar habit—I have an excessive sugar habit. And I got enormously motivated by teammate Wendy Mader and tips she gave us on strength and conditioning. We had a class with Erin Carson at her awesome club RallySport and it blew my socks off.


Q: What is the purpose of the team?
Barry: To promote and support the Timex products and the products of the sponsoring partners. Trek, Shimano, Blue Seventy and Bolle. Castelli makes all of our clothing; it’s crazy good. Wiivv is a new partner that makes extremely sophisticated custom insoles for running shoes by taking a picture of your foot and computer driven manufacturing the insole. Simon Whitfield (Olympic gold medalist and investor in Wiivv) was at the camp, with Greg and Laura Bennett, also Olympians, who gave a great talk about achieving high performance.


Q: Where is Timex taking their products for multisport athletes?

Barry: The new $99 Timex Ironman GPS watch is aimed at the mid masses. It’s aimed at getting people into running and triathlon. It does have all that sophistication, but it has a simple appearance. The larger focus is getting people fit and moving. It does not have heart rate but easily and quickly gives you pace and distance, and it’s extremely light weight and good looking.

The new Timex IQ Plus is a good looking dress watch and an activity tracker that synchs to an app on your phone. It tracks your day as you walk and sleep. I walked over 2.5 miles on a rest day, just going about my day, and that was interesting to know that.


Morning run on Boulder Creek Path

Q: Back to the team, what makes this such a special group?

Barry: I don’t even know how to describe it. It’s like going to summer camp when you are a kid, where everyone has a very common bond of athletic dedication. The Timex family put us together so well. These 45 athletes do so much more for the sport of triathlon. Sure there are several national and world champions, but they all do volunteer work and other things for the sport. They guide blind athletes, they help inspire young girls to pursue their dreams. Many coaches are in this group, just really good people who inspire other people. No nasty people in this group at all. We are all very active on social media. A constant connection, every day for most of us, keeping up and inspiring each other.



Q: That kind of camaraderie sounds really appealing. But, I’m not an uber triathlete or anybody special, so how do I find some kind of connection like you have in the Timex Multisport Team?

Team Photo at Coot Lake

Barry: The Timex Multisport Team was getting more than 300 applications for five spots every year. So they started the Timex Factory Team to expand the availability of experience and about 350 athletes are on the Factory Team. They have similar benefits for partners on clothing and discounts. There is potential for some of those folks to get on to the Timex Multisport Team from the Factory Team. And for many Factory Team members, there is an opportunity to be associated with Timex and spread the word.

The biggest opportunity for most athletes is to get involved with a local club. In the US there are 1000 USA Triathlon-sanctioned clubs. In the 303 area code, the Rocky Mountain Triathlon Club, Castle Creek Triathlon Club and Boulder Triathlon Club all provide training opportunities as well as social activities—good times, good friends. They emphasize welcoming and helping people into the sport. We at USA Triathlon are growing the sport and we need to welcome athletes and provide that social connection. Even those athletes who are doing most of their training alone can enjoy the social opportunities.


Q: How was it for you to be back in Boulder for a few days since your move to Tucson?

Barry: The camp was very busy and I didn’t get around as much as I’d like, but with the Without Limits 5430 Sports triathlon series here in Boulder, I’ll be back a lot this summer and looking forward to spending time here and seeing lots of folks.


Information about Timex Multisport Team and Timex Factory Team here

Feedback Omnium featured in Tiny House

From USA Triathlon

Olympian Katie Zaferes and husband and fellow elite triathlete Tommy built a custom tiny home in Santa Cruz, Calif., this offseason and were featured on the FYI reality show Tiny House Nation on March 25.

Golden, Colorado’s Feedback Sports was featured as the ultra-compact Omnium trainer and folding work stand fit well in small spaces…

When recently-married pro triathletes Katie and Tommy Zaferes daydreamed about their first home together, they didn’t envision a sprawling estate or even a tidy colonial. There were no plans for a tricked-out home gym, an indoor lap pool or soaring walls where they could display their impressive collection of awards from racing around the world. In fact, the couple wanted just the opposite. They wanted a tiny home.

Enter Tiny House Nation, the popular FYI reality show that hooks people up with their very own, custom-designed mini-home. On March 25, the Zaferes’ and their brand-new Santa, Cruz, Calif., house — all 370 square feet of it — were featured on an episode. Here, we caught up with the couple about their stint on reality TV and details about their dainty dwelling.

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CU student cyclist victim of hit and run; Triathlon community rallies support, driver still at large

source: channel 7 news


University of Colorado student and member of the CU Triathlon team, Phoebe Iguchi was hit by a green pick-up truck on Saturday during a training ride on Monarch road near Tom Watson park northeast of Boulder. The motorist fled the scene and has not been found. Fortunately it appears she will make a full recovery and luckily Matt Miller was right behind her and first on the scene.


Matt Miller, BASE Performance

Matt Miller, owner of BASE Performance a popular nutrition and supplement brand based in Boulder commented, “Phoebe was face down and crying, devastated as to what was occurring. Her bike was in pieces. One of her cycling shoes was literally 10-15 feet up the road. The impact had knocked the shoe right off of her foot. And yet this guy in the truck fled the scene. It was deplorable. We stayed with Phoebe until the police and ambulance arrived. At that point there was not much else we could do as it was under control.”

Realizing she was going to be ok, Matt said, “Without insurance, thanks to the driver fleeing the scene, and with the triathlon season around the corner, I wanted to help her get back as fast as possible. I quickly got on the phone with companies I work with and they didn’t hesitate to help. Our community is so helpful and fabulous, that’s what I love most about the triathlon community, the people.”


Matt’s efforts resulted in several companies in the triathlon industry helping her replace her bike and helmet. QUINTANA ROO, COBB SADDLES and Denver’s RUDY PROJECT have all committed to getting her back on the road as quickly as she can. CEO of Rudy Project North America, Paul Craig said, “All of us at Rudy Project send our best wishes and prayers to Phoebe for her speedy recovery.   To help Phoebe get back on her bike and gear up for the road ahead we will donate 20% off all sales on in the month of April using the code PHOEBE at checkout and get a 30% discount.

Phoebe knows it could’ve been a lot worse and said to 303Triathlon, “I just want to thank the triathlon community for all the support they have shown. I also want to take this opportunity to say that I was doing all the right things as a cyclist, yet it doesn’t guarantee safety. Take precautions and invest in a good helmet, mine probably saved my life. As for vehicles, they need to take equal responsibility when sharing the road.”


Longmont Times Call article commenting on IBM security footage of the accident held by Colorado State Patrol here


Video from 7news:


Additional story from 7news here