Lisa Norden takes back to back Hy-Vee Titles and turns Silver in to Gold

Lisa Norden has capped off an amazing year by winning back to back HyVee titles and pocketing $151,500 plus some lap premes. This year was all about three races for Norden. The Olympics, Stockholm and Hy-Vee. All three races were close together and they were all the biggest races of the year for Norden. With the support of coach Darren Smith she has timed her run perfectly and kept herself in the best form of her life.

Norden didn’t have it all her own way. She had to come from behind in the swim and makeup an almost 1min deficit that Sarah Haskins had built up. It wasn’t until out on the run that Norden used her current class leading run speed to take control of the race and the title.

Haskins all round performance was enough to comfortably take second overall and come away with a very good payday.

Jodie Stimpson showed the class she has to run herself in to 3rd overall after a solid start in the swim then losing some time on the bike but putting in a 37:11 run to get 3rd back.

The two bike performances of the day went to Angela Naeth and Melissa Hauschildt (Rollison). Hauschildt swum faster than many expected. She has been doing a lot of swim work in the last few months and is slowly bringing down the time she gives away to the fast swimmers. Hauschildt’s bike / run combo is one of the best in the game and with her lack of running this year due to injury he run time today was impressive. Next weekend Mel defends her world 70.3 title at Las Vegas. Considering she only took up swimming and triathlon in 2010 Mel has to be one of the most exciting triathletes around.

Other Aussie women racing today were Annabel Luxford, Lisa Marangon and Maxine Seear. Luxford is building her fitness and speed back after battling injury for a long period. It will be great to follow her in this next phase of her career as she builds on her stella resume in triathlon. Her 12th today was a solid result although she was disappointed and wanted to finish higher. Her swim/bike was solid but she was disappointed with her run. Still $9000 is nothing to sneeze at.

Lisa Marangon has gone from strength to strength recently and her 19th overall position in this field was an impressive lead up to her goal race at Las Vegas next weekend where she has her sights set on a world class performance at the world 70.3 champs. An interesting aspect of Marangon’s training is that her bike training has been almost exclusively on indoor trainers and her Wattbike.

Maxine Seear got a last minute call up for Hy-Vee and finished 30th overall.

Pos Name Age Country Swim Bike Run Time Prize $
(excl bonus $)
1 Norden, Lisa 28 SWE 0:20:34 1:03:17 0:36:32 2:01:59 $151,500
2 Haskins, Sarah 31 USA 0:19:43 1:03:39 0:37:40 2:02:50 $75,000
3 Stimpson, Jodie 23 GBR 0:20:14 1:04:35 0:37:11 2:03:37 $50,000
4 Naeth, Angela 30 CAN 0:22:31 1:01:27 0:37:59 2:03:46 $25,000
5 Rollison, Melissa 29 AUS 0:22:20 1:02:48 0:37:06 2:04:02 $20,000
6 Williamson, Kelly 35 USA 0:20:47 1:05:40 0:36:14 2:04:26 $18,000
7 Bennett, Laura 37 USA 0:20:10 1:04:37 0:38:06 2:04:30 $16,000
8 Blatchford, Liz 32 GBR 0:20:14 1:03:49 0:39:04 2:04:44 $14,000
9 Vodickova, Radka 28 CZE 0:21:04 1:05:28 0:37:38 2:05:53 $12,000
10 Ryf, Daniela 25 SUI 0:20:46 1:04:24 0:39:13 2:06:04 $10,000
11 Battiata, Anna 23 USA 0:20:25 1:05:20 0:40:21 2:07:55 $9,500
12 Luxford, Annabel 30 AUS 0:20:14 1:04:29 0:41:47 2:08:17 $9,000
13 Shapiro, Margaret 36 USA 0:21:56 1:04:37 0:40:13 2:08:28 $8,500
14 Groff, Sarah 31 USA 0:20:13 1:08:15 0:38:36 2:08:46 $8,000
15 Cave, Leanda 34 GBR 0:20:53 1:05:43 0:40:51 2:09:13 $7,500
16 Lavelle, Becky 38 USA 0:20:16 1:04:19 0:43:21 2:09:49 $7,000
17 Kaye, Alicia 29 USA 0:20:49 1:03:12 0:44:11 2:10:04 $6,500
18 Parker, Jenna 28 USA 0:21:03 1:05:05 0:42:48 2:10:34 $6,000
19 Marangon, Lisa 32 AUS 0:20:59 1:05:42 0:42:57 2:11:28 $5,500
20 Wassner, Laurel 37 USA 0:21:08 1:08:55 0:41:12 2:13:24 $5,000
21 Seymour, Jeanni 20 ZSA 0:22:56 1:08:17 0:40:17 2:14:12 $4,800
22 Czesnik, Maria 35 POL 0:21:07 1:11:06 0:41:12 2:15:14 $4,600
23 Lawrence, Holly 22 GBR 0:20:35 1:08:35 0:44:39 2:15:41 $4,400
24 Petersen, Jillian 29 USA 0:21:54 1:08:30 0:45:08 2:17:28 $4,200
25 Felder Derkacs, Amanda 30 USA 0:22:00 1:09:16 0:45:49 2:19:04 $4,000
26 Gray, Sarah 26 USA 0:21:57 1:10:40 0:46:16 2:20:52 $3,800
27 Jameson, Catherine 28 GBR 0:20:11 1:09:06 0:50:36 2:21:51 $3,600
28 Brandon, Lauren 27 USA 0:20:21 1:10:20 0:49:49 2:22:31 $3,400
29 Tetrick, Jennifer 31 USA 0:23:13 1:12:11 0:48:04 2:25:42 $3,200
30 Seear, Maxine 28 AUS 0:21:02 1:12:47 0:51:21 2:27:00 $3,000

 

 

Karl Hayes

Head of Rest and Recovery

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.