Two-minute ticker: July 16 and 17 reports on a busy weekend in the triathlon world including a world record in Roth, upsets in Hamburg and Racine and much more.

| July 18, 2016 | NEWS

Mario Mola gewinnt den ITU World Triathlon Hamburg 2016. | Mario Mola wins the ITU World Triathlon Hamburg race.

Mario Mola wins the ITU World Triathlon Hamburg race.

Photo >Lennart Klocke / spomedis

It was a weekend of records and superb pro performance in races ranging from sprint to full-distance, road to dirt and individual to team events. 

Challenge Roth

Frodeno Shatters World Record – Ryf Blazes to Victory

Jan Frodeno recorded a record-breaking 7:35:39 in Roth, annihilating the previous record set by Andreas Raelert (7:41:33). Read: Frodeno shatters world best

In the women’s race, Daniela Ryf pounded out the third fastest time ever time (8:22:04) for the full-distance on her way to the victory with a winning margin of over 20 minutes on her closest rival. Watch: Rocking in Roth

Top Five Pro Males

1 Frodeno, Jan GER 7:35:39

2 Skipper, Joe GBR 7:56:23

3 Frommhold, Nils GER 7:57:49

4 Viennot, Cyril FRA 8:02:44

5 Kastelein, Nick AUS 8:05:03

Top Five Pro Females

1 Ryf, Daniela SUI 8:22:04

2 Lester, Carrie AUS 8:42:13

3 Van Vlerken, Yvonne NED 8:49:35

4 Siddall, Laura GBR 8:51:59

5 Beranek, Anja GER 9:00:20

ITU World Triathlon Hamburg

Mola Again - Zaferes First Win

The men left it all down to the finish chute in a flurry of activity that saw Mario Mola return to the top of the Columbia Threadneedle Rankings as he won the Wasser Hamburg World Triathlon. Jacob Birtwhistle burst onto the scene with his first World Triathlon Series medal with silver, while Mola’s compatriot Fernando Alarza took home bronze. Richard Murray had finished second in the race, but, after serving a 10-second penalty he gestured at an official, which was considered unsportsmanlike conduct and he was disqualified.

Taking on one of the most popular and anticipated World Triathlon Series race of the year, USA’s Katie Zaferes dominated the sprint distance course and claimed her first victory at the 2016 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon.

Top 5 Men

1 Mola, Mario ESP 0:52:19

2 Birtwhistle, Jacob AUS 0:52:36

3 Alarza, Fernando ESP 0:52:36

4 Pereira, Joao POR 0:52:42

5 Bailie, Rayan AUS 0:52:45

Top 5 Women

1 Zaferes, Katie USA 0:57:03

2 Klamer, Rachel NED 0:57:14

3 Jorgensen, Gwen USA 0:57:29

4 Stimpson, Jodie GBR 0:57:52

5 Abrosimova, Anastasia RUS 0:57:58

ITU World Triathlon Hamburg: ITU Mixed Relay World Championships

Team USA Prevails

In practically a start-to-finish dominant performance, the United States claimed the 2016 ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Champions in Hamburg for its first world championship title. There was a mere 30 seconds separating the top four teams as Australia (Silver) and Germany (Bronze) denied France a podium placing by one second.

Top Five Team

1 United States USA 1:20:29

2 Australia AUS 1:20:58

3 Germany DEU 1:20:58

4 France FRA 1:20:59

5 Russia RUS 1:21:06

Ironman UK

Gossage and Kotsegarov Crowned in England

Lucy Gossage claimed her third Ironman UK title in convincing fashion. In front of a home crowd, Gossage took control of the race in the second half of the bike and never looked back, out-biking and running the women’s field in Bolton.

Estonia’s Krill Kotsegarov and Markus Thomschke were in inseparable for the entire swim and bike.Early in the run, the pair were in second and third and passed a faltering Romain Guillaume. Kotsegarov would prevail and broke the elastic that had seemed to hold the pair together for almost six hours and went on to take the victory.

Top Five Pro Males

1 Kotsegarov, Kirill EST 8:41:13

2 Thomschke, Markus GER 8:50:03

3 Vistica, Andrej HRV 8:58:50

4 Danielsson, Karl-Johan SWE 8:59:48

5 Wiltshire, Harry GBR 9:05:35

Top Five Female Pros

1 Gossage, Lucy GBR 9:26:05

2 Deckers, Tine BEL 9:45:21

3 Konschak, Katja DEU 10:13:18

4 Godesky, Alyssa USA 10:23:42

5 Bubb, Sophie GBR 11:05:01

XTERRA Beaver Creek

Middaugh Again - Baker Wins Her Pro Debut

Reigning XTERRA World Champion Josiah Middaugh defended his home turf and rookie women’s pro Julie Baker took the top step in her elite debut on an absolutely epic day in the mountains at the eighth annual XTERRA Beaver Creek Championship in Avon, Colorado this morning.

The win is Middaugh’s fourth in a row on his home course (he lives and trains just one-mile down the road) and his fourth in a row this season following victories at XTERRA Argentina, XTERRA Tahiti and XTERRA Oak Mountain.  For Baker, who won the overall amateur XTERRA USA and World Championship titles last year, the win re-affirms her decision to go pro. 

Top Five Pro Males

1 Josiah Middaugh USA 2:10:05

2 Sam Long USA 2:10:35

3 Rom Akerson CRC 2:12:20

4 Ben Hoffman USA 2:13:30

5 Leon Griffin USA 2:14:23

Top Five Pro Females

1 Julie Baker USA 2:38:54

2 Suzie Snyder USA 2:40:47

3 Maia Ignatz USA 2:42:36

4 Katharine Carter CAN 2:50:39

5 Elizabeth Gruber USA 2:52:33

Ironman 70.3 Racine

Chrabot in and upset, Barnett leads the women

Extreme weather shorted the 2016 Ironman 70.3 Racine to a 31.4-mile bike and 13.1-mile run in Wisconsin. Matt Chrabot started the run in third place and three minutes down to race favorite Lionel Sanders. Chrabot would pass a struggling Sanders in the last three miles of the run thanks to a 1:12:55 run split on the day, besting Sanders’ run by 4:21 to post the upset win.

Sarah Piampiano and Lauren Barnett dismounted within seconds of each other, but it was Barnett who proved to be stronger on the run. Barnett would cross the finish line with a 1:56 winning margin over Piampiano and notch her second win of the year.

Top Five Pro Males

1 Chrabot, Matt USA 2:19:43

2 Sanders, Lionel CAN 2:20:57

3 Hadley, James GBR 2:24:18

4 Reid, Taylor CAN 2:25:00

5 Matthews, Paul AUS 2:26:06

Top Five Pro Females

1 Barnett, Lauren USA 2:36:37

2 Piampiano, Sarah USA 2:38:33

3 Haskins, Sarah USA 2:41:14

4 Seymour, Jeanni RSA 2:41:15

5 Robertson, Jodie USA 2:43:29