Michael Weiss (AUT) And Alice Alberts (USA) Take Titles At 2023 IRONMAN Maryland Triathlon, Part of The Vinfast IRONMAN North America Series

September 16, 2023

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (Sept. 16, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The historic town of Cambridge and Maryland’s Eastern Shore provided a spectacular backdrop for the return of the IRONMAN® Maryland triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series. Over 1,000 athletes from 46 U.S. states and 34 countries, regions and territories kicked off their IRONMAN journey throughout coastal Maryland and Dorchester County. For the first time in IRONMAN’s history, the two-woman team of announcers, Jill Blankenburg and Carissa Galloway, called in athletes across the finish line at this weekend’s IRONMAN Maryland triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series.

Some of triathlon’s top professional triathletes were on hand to compete in the IRONMAN Maryland triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series and for a share in the $100,000 USD prize purse. Michael Weiss (AUT) took the win in the men’s professional race with a finishing time of 06:49:47, while Alice Alberts (USA) topped the podium in the women’s professional race with a time of 09:07:31.


Top five professional men’s race results:

1. Michael Weiss AUT 00:12:38 04:01:58 02:39:21 06:59:47
2. Jason Pohl CAN 00:12:54 04:06:16 02:39:21 07:03:37
3. Sam Long USA 00:12:16 04:02:06 02:44:38 07:05:07
4. Cody Beals CAN 00:11:56 04:11:22 02:45:05 07:12:59
5. Quentin De Vos BEL 00:13:04 04:09:12 02:47:34 07:15:05

Top five professional women’s race results:

1. Alice Alberts USA 00:13:25 04:35:25 03:02:43 07:56:40
2. Melanie McQuaid CAN 00:13:13 04:36:03 03:13:21 08:07:54
3. Chloe Lane AUS 00:12:48 04:36:26 03:18:02 08:12:04
4. Danielle Fauteux CAN 00:14:56 04:43:39 03:11:18 08:14:39
5. Meredith Kessler USA 00:12:46 04:40:39 03:18:08 08:16:56

* Prior to the start of the IRONMAN Maryland triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series, IRONMAN and the local officials made the decision to shorten the swim course to 918 meters (0.57 miles), due to the water conditions in the Choptank River caused by the wind and tide in the region.

The 2023 IRONMAN Maryland race, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series led athletes along a swim, bike, and run through Cambridge and the surrounding areas. The swim took place in the Choptank River beginning at Gerry Boyle Park at Great Marsh. Once out of the water, athletes took off onto the 112-mile bike, a two-loop course that winds through Dorchester County and into the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Closing out their IRONMAN journey, athletes ran 26.2-miles their way around the region and through downtown Cambridge with an energetic finish at the historic Long Wharf Park at Great Marsh. The 2023 IRONMAN Maryland race, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series offered age-group qualifying slots to the 2024 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship with the women’s race taking place on September 22 in Nice, France and the men’s race taking place on October 26, 2024, in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.

Looking froward

Following an announcement made on Wednesday, IRONMAN and the Dorchester County Department of Tourism, in conjunction with the County Council of Dorchester County, Commissioners of Cambridge, and Sheriff of Dorchester County, agreed to a five-year agreement to keep the IRONMAN Maryland triathlon and the IRONMAN 70.3® Eagleman triathlon in Dorchester County through 2028. IRONMAN will return to Cambridge on September 21, 2024. General registration for the 2024 event will open on October 3, 2024, and can be accessed by visiting www.ironman.com/im-maryland.

Full results for the 2023 IRONMAN Maryland race, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series triathlon can be found at www.ironman.com/im-maryland-results.

For more information on the IRONMAN Maryland triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series, visit www.ironman.com/im-maryland. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media-related inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.

*Subject to change


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