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Posted: March 12, 2016:  

Triathlon: Kasper Races to Bronze at Mooloolaba World Cup

MOOLOOLABA, Australia -- USA Triathlon National Team member Kirsten Kasper finished on the podium for a second straight weekend with a bronze medal at the Mooloolaba ITU World Cup on Saturday.

Kirsten Kasper picked up her second career ITU World Cup medal on Saturday. (Delly Carr/ITU)

Kasper (North Andover, Mass.) finished the 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run course in 58 minutes, 54 seconds to earn her second career ITU World Cup bronze medal. Propelled by the day's best swim split, she finished 25 seconds behind winner Jodie Stimpson of Great Britain, and just 8 seconds behind Australian silver medalist Emma Moffatt. Kasper, who was introduced to the sport in 2014 through the USA Triathlon Collegiate Recruitment Program, was also on the podium last weekend at an ITU Continental Cup in Wollongong, Australia.

Renée Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J.) ran her way from the chase pack into fifth, finishing in 59:24. Tomlin, who was also introduced to the sport through the Collegiate Recruitment Program in 2014, logged the day's fastest run split of 17:16 over 5 kilometers for the top-five effort. She was also fifth last weekend at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Series opener in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

In the men's race, Kevin McDowell (Geneva, Ill.) opened his 2016 season with a 17th-place finish to lead the U.S. men. Spain's Mario Mola won the race in 52:55.

Racing continues over the weekend with the CAMTRI Triathlon American Championships in Sarasota, Florida, with elites, paratriathletes and juniors racing on a sprint-distance course at Nathan Benderson Park. The event serves as the final qualification opportunity for paratriathletes looking to earn a spot on the first-ever U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team.

The next ITU World Cup stop will be in New Plymouth, New Zealand, on April 3.

Mooloolaba ITU World Cup
750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run
Elite Women - Complete Results
1. Jodie Stimpson (GBR), 58:31
2. Emma Moffatt (AUS), 58:48
3. Kirsten Kasper (North Andover, Mass.), 58:56
U.S. Finishers
5. Renée Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J.), 59:24
18. Taylor Spivey (Redondo Beach, Calif.), 1:00:11
27. Lindsey Jerdonek (Brecksville, Ohio), 1:00:36
DNF Jessica Broderick (Boulder, Colo.)
Elite Men - Complete Results
1. Mario Mola (ESP), 52:55
2. Vicente Hernandez (ESP), 53:00
3. Joao Pereira (POR), 53:12
U.S. Finishers
17. Kevin McDowell (Geneva, Ill.), 53:45 
26. Sean Jefferson (Palisades, Calif.), 54:10
29. Jason West (State College, Pa.), 54:14
52. Nick Karwoski (Hollis, N.H.), 57:01

About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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