A monster weekend on the Triathlon schedule turned into a major success story for Suunto Athletes. Andy Potts won his second race in a row at the Wildflower Triathlon in California, Conrad Stoltz won the first XTERRA race of the season in Las Vegas and Emma Snowsill won the season opener for the Dextro Energy Triathlon- ITU World Championship Series in South Korea.
Suunto Athlete Andy Potts claimed victory at the Avia Wildflower Triathlon in Lake San Antonio, California. Potts stayed near the top of the field in the swim and the bike, before turning in a stellar run time to pull away from the group. The victory was the second in a row for Potts who won the St. Anthony’s Triathlon last week. Check out his interview on Triathlete Magazine.
Andy Potts finishing, with his son on his shoulders, just below 4 hours. Photo by Jay Prasuhn
For the third year in a row Suunto Athlete Conrad Stoltz won the XTERRA West Cup. Stoltz hung tough on the swim, battled into second on the bike before taking the lead for good on the run. Stoltz is off to a good start in his attempt to defend his XTERRA US Pro Series Championship title. Las Vegas was the first regional championship of the season for the new 8-stop nationwide XTERRA Cup Series.
Caveman giving victory interview. Photo by Rich Cruse
Olympic Gold Medalist and Suunto Athlete Emma Snowsill claimed the inaugural Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series race in South Korea. Snowsill used a late surge in the run to claim victory. Suunto also served as the official timing and date partner of the race which was the first of eight in the Championship Series.
Potts, Stoltz and Snowsill all train and compete with Suunto’s t6c wristop, heart rate monitor belts and PODs.