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Monday, March 11, 2013
Sarah Groff wins ITU event in Florida


American Sarah Groff came back from a tough race at Escape From Alcatraz last weekend (she ended up needing staples in her head) to take the win at Sunday's draft-legal, sprint-distance ITU Pan American Championships in Clermont, Fla. Groff combined a 10:17 swim, a 30:22 bike and a 17:43 run to take the win in 1:00:17. Denmark's Helle Frederiksen finished second just six seconds later. American Kaitlin Donner rounded out the podium in third.

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Spain's Mario Mola took the victory in the men's race thanks to a 9:29 swim, a 27:39 bike and a 15:07 run. South Africa's Richard Murray finished second, with American Jarrod Shoemaker earning third. In his first triathlon back since his bike accident in July 2012, American Lukas Verzbicas finished the swim and bike but did not record a run or finish time.

-- Triathlete.com