From ITU to Olympics to IRONMAN, Professional Triathletes of fortyninegroup Excelled in 2016

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View Press Release at Endurance Sportswire DELRAY BEACH, FL – January 5, 2017 – The professional triathletes represented by fortyninegroup, Timothy O’Donnell, Joe Maloy, Lauren Goss, Summer Cook, Jeanni Seymour, Drew Scott, Justin Metzler, and Rudy von Berg collectively raced 80 times in 2016, earning 29 podium finishes including a World Championship. Olympian Joe Maloy had a banner summer winning Escape from Alcatraz in June then competing in July as the team anchor with Gwen Jorgensen, Ben Kanute, and Kirsten Kasper in Hamburg, Germany to earn the World Championship in Mixed Relay – a first for the United States. In August, Maloy competed as the top American qualifier and finisher (23rd) at the Rio Olympic Games. One month later, he was second at the Beijing International Triathlon. Summer Cook, named by ITU as the Women’s Breakout Star of the Year, had four wins including her debut WTS win in Edmonton, …

Goss (8th), Maloy (8th), and O’Donnell(14th) Race Island House Invitational Triathlon

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Lauren Goss, Joe Maloy, and Timothy O’Donnell received invitations and competed in the second annual Island House Invitational Triathlon – a three-day race featuring a $500,000 prize purse. O’Donnell was 14th after day two, while Goss and Maloy finished in the top-10 and advanced to the third and final day, each finishing 8th overall in their division. For more on the Island House Invitational Triathlon: Highlights from the Island House Invitational Triathlon in Nassau, Bahamas,, November, 2016 Lauren Goss on Bahamas with Bob Babbitt (October 2016) Video highlights from Day 3 men’s race (courtesy Max Seigal)   Maloy and O’Donnell Goss  

Summer Cook Wins ITU Tongyeong World Cup; Rudy von Berg 2nd at IRONMAN 70.3 Miami

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October 25th, 2016 (from Cook won the Tongyeong World Cup in Korea on October 22, posting the fastest swim and run splits of the day. In September, Cook won her first WTS event in Edmonton with the fastest run of the event. Cook backed her Edmonton performance up with a second place finish in the Salinas World Cup with the second fastest run split. So far, she has won 4 races in 2016, with one race remaining on her calendar. Of her most recent victory Cook remarked, “I’m thrilled to take my third ITU win of the season. I’ve taken many steps forward as an athlete this season and it’s been wonderful to see those steps reflected in my results. I’m looking forward to continuing to build upon those steps in my final race of the season in Miyazaki, Japan before resetting and refocusing for 2017.” Cook was a standout varsity swimmer and runner at Villanova …

Lauren Goss: Repeat Winner at IM 70.3 Ecuador

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IRONMAN 70.3 Ecuador Manta, Ecuador, July 31 1st Place – 4:20:41 – repeat winner (2015, 2016) fastest swim and run splits, 2nd fastest bike split Beals, Goss win Ecuador 70.3,  by Timothy Carlson for, July 31, 2016 Manta Celebrates Champions in Ecuador, by Shawn Skene for, August 1, 2016 Read the full recap in her August 2016 Update.

Lauren Goss: Repeat Winner at Challenge San Gil

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Challenge San Gil Querétaro, Mexico, July 3 1st Place – 4:36:41 – repeat winner (2015, 2016) fastest swim and run splits, 2nd fastest bike split San Gil Champions Crowned, July 5, 2016, Challenge Family. Giardini, Goss prevail at San Gil, by Timothy Carlson, July 5, 2016, Read full recap in her July 2016 email update.

Top Finishes by fortyninegroup Athletes with Joe Maloy 1st and Lauren Goss 5th at Escape from Alcatraz, Jeanni Seymour 2nd and Rudy von Berg 4th at IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder

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  DELRAY BEACH, FL – June 14, 2016 – The professional athletes represented by fortyninegroup had an outstanding weekend of racing, with Joe Maloy, 2016 USA Triathlon Olympic Team member, winning the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. He was second out of the water, then took the lead in the final mile of the run, producing the best run split of the day by over two minutes. With this victory, Maloy maintains his winning streak in non-drafting races since October 2013. Lauren Goss, 6-time overall event winner and 8-time podium finisher in 2015, was 5th. At IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder, Jeanni Seymour raced to a 2nd place finish, just 17 seconds behind the winner, Ellie Salthouse. Two-time Collegiate National Champion, Rudy von Berg, at only 22 years of age, finished 4th, after holding second place through more than half of the run. Justin Metzler, 2014 USA Triathlon Pro Rookie of the Year, was …