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, …

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

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October 25th, 2016 (from http://www.endurancesportswire.com/summer-cook-wins-itu-tongyeong-world-cup-rudy-von-berg-2nd-at-ironman-70-3-miami/) 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 …

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 …

Goss and Von Berg Winners at Challenge San Gil

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DELRAY BEACH, FL – June 23, 2015 – Rudy Von Berg and Lauren Goss emerged victorious at the Challenge San Gil triathlon in Queretaro, Mexico on June 21, 2015. Von Berg set a bike course record of 2:14:49 on his way to an overall course record of 4:02:35, finishing over 6 minutes ahead of second place Mauricio Mendez. Goss also set a course record, winning in a time of 4:37:29, nearly 3 minutes ahead of Cecilia Perez Flores. This was the 17th year for this race. Goss, who was second at Escape from Alcatraz two weeks prior, and the winner at IRONMAN 70.3 St. Croix in May, said, “It’s so rewarding to put together a race performance that reflects the work done and the results seen in training. It felt great to be on top of that podium.” Among the women’s field, Goss turned in the fastest swim, bike, and …