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Posted: July 10, 2016:  

Triathlon: Tomlin Grabs Second Career World Cup Win in Hungary

TISZAUJVAROS, Hungary -- USA Triathlon National Team member Renée Tomlin raced to her second career ITU World Cup victory on Sunday, taking the tape by a margin of 18 seconds.

Renée Tomlin earned her second career ITU World Cup win on Sunday. (Janos M Schmidt/ITU)

Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J.) finished the 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run course in 1 hour, 2 seconds. Her 5k split of 17:16 was the fastest run split of the day and was instrumental in her first victory of the season. Tomlin is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she ran collegiately, and came to the sport through USA Triathlon's Collegiate Recruitment Program. This is her second ITU World Cup title; her first was in May 2015 in Chengdu, China.

Yuliya Yelistratova of Ukraine was also powered by a strong run to finish in 1:00:20, and Elena Danilova of Russia was third in 1:00:25. Erin Dolan (Bentonville, Ark.), another Collegiate Recruitment Program graduate, posted her best career ITU World Cup finish with a 1:00:32 final time for fourth place.

The Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup is a 20-year staple to the ITU World Cup circuit and features a two-day format where athletes compete in a semifinal race on Saturday to qualify for the Sunday final. Tomlin finished third in her qualifying heat on Saturday, while Dolan won hers.

Tomlin, Dolan and Lindsey Jerdonek (Cleveland, Ohio) were among a lead group of seven women who came out of the water with a 15 second gap on the main chase pack. Over the eight lap bike course, the seven athletes maintained a slight gap to the chasers, and the trio of Americans quickly moved into the leading three positions at the start of the run. Tomlin maintained her pace through the four laps of the run to take the tape. Dolan ran in second position until the final lap, where she was caught by Yelistratova and Danilova in the last kilometer.

In the men's race, Russia's Dmitry Polyanskiy captured the win and his brother Igor finished second with just 6 seconds between them. William Huffman (Colleyville, Texas) was the top American finisher in ninth, which is his first top-10 ITU World Cup finish since October 2014.

2016 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup
750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run
Elite Women - Complete Results
1. Renée Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J.), 1:00:02
2. Yuliya Yelistratova (UKR), 1:00:20
3. Elena Danilova (RUS), 1:00:25
U.S. Finishers 
4. Erin Dolan (Bentonville, Ark.), 1:00:32
14. Lindsey Jerdonek (Cleveland, Ohio), 1:00:59 
15. Taylor Spivey (Redondo Beach, Calif.), 1:01:02
Elite Men - Complete Results
1. Dmitry Polyanskiy (RUS), 54:00
2. Igor Polyanskiy (RUS), 54:06
3. Tamás Tóth (HUN), 54:11
U.S. Finishers 
9. William Huffman (Colleyville, Texas), 54:48
21. Kevin McDowell (Geneva, Ill.), 56:31

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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