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Haskins Takes 1st in Miami, Zeiger takes 5th

Sarah Haskins notched a first place finish today in the Miami International Triathlon.   Haskins led a stacked field virtually from start to finish to take the Miami crown in 1:58:12. Haskins began her day with a fastest-female swim time of 13:06, four seconds better than multi-distance veteran Joanna Zeiger of Boulder, Colorado, and six seconds ahead of former Under-23 star Jasmine Oeinck of Colorado Springs.

After a quick transition, Haskins led all women on the bike with a 1:05:12 split, while Taylor made up time with her second-fastest 1:07:10 ride, 10 seconds better than Oeinck’s split.

Despite logging the same exact run time as Taylor (37:42), the Haskins had gained enough of an edge on the swim and bike to net the fastest overall time by just under two minutes. Taylor finished in 2:00:10 for the silver, two minutes, nine seconds up on Oeinck. A resilient Nina Kraft of Germany pulled off a 2:03:14 race to claim fourth place, while Zeiger came in under one minute later for fifth.

Read the full story at InsideTriathlon.com.

Posted on: March 17, 2008