American Women Place 2nd & 4th at ITU World Triathlon Championships

QUEENSTOWN, NZ – Emma Snowsill of Australia ran away from the lead pack of 8 women off the bike to win the 2003 ITU World Triathlon Championships in Queenstown, New Zealand. The American women played a significant roll in how the race progressed as Barb Linquist and Sheila Taormina emerged 1-2 from the swim with a 45 second lead. They were caught during the first of 8 laps by several others including eventual winner Snowsill, Michellie Jones, and American Becky Gibbs. The group came off the bike with about a 2 minute lead over the large chase group of over 20 athletes.

Top 10 Women:

1. Emma SNOWSILL AUS 2:06:40
2. Laura REBACK USA 2:08:03
3. Michellie JONES AUS 2:08:06
4. Barbara LINDQUIST USA 2:08:09
5. Joelle FRANZMANN GER 2:08:40
6. Andrea WHITCOMBE GBR 2:09:18
7. Nadia CORTASSA ITL 2:09:26
8. Ana BURGOS ESP 2:09:35
9. Mariana OHATA BRA 2:09:47
10. Natasha FILLIOL CAN 2:09:54

Other USA Finishers

12. Joanna ZEIGER USA 2:10:01
13. Sheila TAORMINA USA 2:10:11
15. Becky GIBBS USA 2:10:27
24. Susan WILLIAMS USA 2:12:02

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