Angelica Olmo and Vincent Luis are today’s CLASH Endurance Daytona Champions

December 3, 2022

December 2, 2022 (Daytona, FL) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – A field of Olympians and short/long-course specialists took to the Daytona International Speedway® today with Italy’s Angelica Olmo and France’s Vincent Luis claiming the winning titles with times of 2:40:11 and 2:23:48 respectively. The women’s field entered the swim at 9:45 a.m. while the men took their mark on the starting line at 1 p.m. The pro field was excited to take on a course unique to this venue called the “Daytona Distance” consisting of (1mi/1.6k swim, 37.5mi/60.3k bike and 8.2mi/13.2k run). The global and talented field vied for their part of the $100K prize purse in addition to a variety of bonuses offered from partners throughout the day.

  • Women’s & Men’s Fastest Swim Lap from Aquasphere: Valerie Barthelemy & Henri Schoeman
  • Women’s & Men’s Fastest T1 Transition from Captiva Spine: Sara Perez Salla & Jonas Schoemburg
  • Women’s & Men’s Fastest First Bike Lap from CLASH Endurance: Angelica Olmo & Thomas Gilbert
  • Women’s & Men’s Fastest T2 from Captiva Spine: Julie Derron & Jonas Schomburg
  • Women’s & Men’s Fastest First Run Lap from Morgan Stanley: Julie Derron & Jason West

Belgian’s Valerie Barthelemy led out of the water today closely followed by Sara Perez Salla and Julie Derron, exiting the first transition area and onto the bike leg. During the bike, Sara Perez Salla demonstrated her cycling skill among other fierce competitors such as Angelica Olmo, Sif Madsen and defending champion, Jackie Hering. From Italy, Angelica Olmo made her way through the field with form and persistence mile after mile of the run. Fellow competitors, Derron, Haley Chura and Estonia’s Kaidi Kijiova showed true running prowess.

Top Ten Women’s Results:

  1. Angelica Olmo 2:40:11 6. Kaidi Kivioja 2:44:19
  2. Sara Perez Salla 2:40:39 7. Sif Madsen 2:45:18
  3. Julie Derron 2:41:55 8. Valerie Barthelemy 2:46:21
  4. Jackie Hering 2:42:18 9. Grace Alexander 2:47:36
  5. Haley Chura 2:43:52 10. Lesley Smith 2:48:37

The men’s race had an exciting start with Henri Schoeman leading out of the water on the first of two laps, with Vincent Luis leading into T1. He was followed by a group that included short-course specialists Seth Rider, Schoeman, Jonas Schomberg and Matthew Sharpe. On the bike Rider would lead for much of the first two-thirds of the race, with Luis and Schoeman staying close behind. Thomas Bishop then bridged up to the lead, hitting T2 a minute ahead of Andrew Starykowicz and Luis. Once on the run, Luis quickly surged ahead, with Joao Pereira and Jason West also running through the field. Luis would take the win, followed by Pereira and West.

Top Ten Men’s Results:

  1. Vincent Luis 2:23:48 6. Matthew Sharpe 2:27:57
  2. Joao Pereira 2:24:12 7. Jonas Schomburg 2:28:00
  3. Jason West 2:24:58 8. Jackson Laundry 2:28:43
  4. Thomas Bishop 2:25:30 9. Seth Rider 2:29:36
  5. Matt Hanson 2:27:04 10. Tomas Rodriguez 2:30:49

Conditions for today’s events offered athletes sunny skies with an average temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Water temperatures were at 70 degrees within Lake Lloyd, the body of water located inside the Daytona International Speedway®. Fans of the sport could tune in live during the races today via the CLASH Endurance YouTube, Facebook channels and FansChoice.TV. Additionally, NBC will air the broadcast primetime on December 31, 2022 at 4 p.m. ET. Details on the international airings will be posted on clashendurance.com.

CLASH Endurance® is an innovative sports media and event company led by athletes to provide exceptional race experiences at iconic speedways across the U.S. We embrace inclusion and welcome athletes of all ages and abilities, from elite professionals to first-time participants. CLASH Endurance has four events in 2022 with growth planned in the year ahead across the sports of triathlon, mountain biking, road and trail running. The popular CLASH Endurance DAYTONA is held at the Daytona International Speedway®, home of “The Great American Race™®”—the Daytona 500 and is featured on NBC. In addition, CLASH Endurance Miami that takes place each March at the Homestead-Miami Speedway® is featured on FS1. The brand hosted two new races this year, one in Watkins Glen, NY and Atlanta, GA, on July 8-10 and November 11-13, respectively. The CLASH Endurance Atlanta event included a track-and-trail half marathon in addition to a mountain bike event on the FOX Factory trails located alongside Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. The series will continue expansion in 2023, with select events to leverage professional races with prize purse offerings and global television distribution. More information around CLASH Endurance and its events can be found at www.clashendurance.com. Media inquiries may direct them to Blair LaHaye, blair@clash-usa.com, 727-808-0646.