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Posted: October 28, 2016:  

Triathlon: Cook, Tomlin, Billington Wrap Up World Cup Season with Podium Finishes

MIYAZAKI, Japan -- In the final World Cup of the 2016 season, U.S. elite triathletes picked up three of six medals Saturday at the Miyazaki ITU World Cup.

Joao Silva, Uxio Abuin Ares and Greg Billington on the podium at the final ITU World Cup race of 2016. (Photo by

Summer Cook (Thornton, Colo.) and Renée Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J.) finished on the podium in the women's race as Ai Ueda (Japan) won in front of her home crowd in a come-from-behind victory with a time of 2 hours, 1 minute, 2 seconds in the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run event. Cook finished in 2:01:24 while fellow Collegiate Recruitment Program graduate Tomlin finished in 2:01:48.

"I'm really pleased. I feel like I've set myself up well for next season," said Cook, who won two World Cups and one World Triathlon Series event in 2016.

In the men's race, Spain's Uxio Abuin Ares won his second straight World Cup with a time of 1:52:29. Portugal's Joao Silva finished second in 1:52:30 and Greg Billington (Spokane, Wash.) rounded out the podium with a time of 1:52:31.

2016 Miyazaki ITU World Cup
1,500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run

Elite Women -- Complete Results
1. Ai Ueda (JPN), 2:01:02
2. Summer Cook (Thornton, Colo.), 2:01:24
3. Renée Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J.), 2:01:48

U.S. Finishers
14. Jessica Broderick (Boulder, Colo.), 2:03:59

Elite Men -- Complete Results
1. Uxio Abuin Ares (ESP), 1:52:29
2. Joao Silva (POR), 1:52:30
3. Greg Billington (Spokane, Wash.), 1:52:31

U.S. Finishers
20. Eli Hemming (Kiowa, Colo.), 1:54:40
23. Matt McElroy (Huntington Beach, Calif.), 1:55:14
DNF William Huffman (Colleyville, Texas)
DNF Josh Izewski (Doylestown, Pa.)
DNF Kevin McDowell (Geneva, Ill.)

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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