Andrea Fisher, Adam O’Connor win TriRock Austin Triathlon

The TriRock Austin Triathlon took place at Auditorium Shores on Monday. Photo by Larry Castillo

The TriRock Austin Triathlon took place at Auditorium Shores on Monday. Photo by Larry Castillo

Congrats to Andrea Fisher, who collected her third overall win at tne TriRock Austin Triathlon on Monday.

Andrea Fisher won the Olympic distance women's race for the third time. Photo by Larry Castillo

Andrea Fisher won the Olympic distance women’s race for the third time. Photo by Larry Castillo

That makes a sort of three-peat for Fisher, whose winning time was 2:09:51. She won the race in 2012 and 2014, but skipped it in 2013 because she was pregnant. This year she beat 2013 winner Tatiana Vertiz, who finished second, about 4 minutes back.

Fisher, 43, is a former All-America swimmer at the University of Texas and the new head coach of the U.S. Masters swim program at Townlake YMCA. She’s currently training for the Ironman World Championship in Kona next month.

“I had no idea where my fitness or ability were going to be today due to some injuries, and I pulled back on racing this summer a bit, so I’m really happy how it went today,” Fisher said in a press release. “Heat is always a factor in my race plan, so it didn’t really throw me off. My competition gave me a good run for my money though, so I had to be strategically smart and strong.”

The bike course went up Congress Avenue to the Capitol. Photo by Larry Castillo

The bike course went up Congress Avenue to the Capitol. Photo by Larry Castillo

About 1,600 athletes participated in the triathlon, which included Olympic, Sprint and Super Sprint divisions, as well as relays. Temperatures were blazing.

In the men’s Olympic Open Division, TCU’s Adam O’Connor had a strong lead on his opponents with quick transitions, crossing the finish line first in under two hours (1:57:52), according to the press release. Dallas-Fort Worth residents and teammates from Brian Loncar Racing, Korey Sessions (2:04:09) and Phillip Dudley (2:06:08) finished second and third, respectively.

In the men’s Sprint race, Round Rock’s Colton Miller (1:06:21) and David Hayes (1:06:51) finished within seconds of each other placing first and second. Third place went to Mark Wilkerson from Pflugerville.

The swim took place in Lady Bird Lake. Photo by Larry Castillo

The swim took place in Lady Bird Lake. Photo by Larry Castillo

“I always try for a win, but today I felt good. Whenever I got off my bike, I felt like today would be the day I would finally get my first overall,” said Miller, who placed fourth in the 2013 Sprint race. “The swim is usually my strongest leg, but today I felt really good on run too.”

Elizabeth Moorehead from Austin won the women’s Sprint race in 1:09:51. Among the finishers in that division was singer Shawn Colvin, known for her hit “Sunny Came Home.”

TriRock Austin started at Auditorium Shores with a swim in Lady Bird Lake, wound through the streets of downtown including a bike up Congress Street in front of the Capitol.

For a full list of results, go here.

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The race included Olympic, Spring and Super Sprint distances. Photo by Larry Castillo

The race included Olympic, Spring and Super Sprint distances. Photo by Larry Castillo

2015 TriRock Austin Triathlon Results

Place, Name, Age, City, Time

Men’s Olympic

  1. Adam O’Connor, 21, 1:57:52
  2. Korey Sessions, 28, McKinney, 2:04:09
  3. Phillip Dudley, 31, Grapevine, 2:06:08

Women’s Olympic

  1. Andrea Fisher, 43, Austin, 2:09:51
  2. Tatiana Vertiz, 27, Austin, 2:14:01
  3. Michelle Cleveland, 40, Austin, 2:14:25

Men’s Sprint

About 1,600 athletes participated in the triathlon. Photo by Larry Castillo

About 1,600 athletes participated in the triathlon. Photo by Larry Castillo

  1. Colton Miller, 30, Round Rock, 1:06:21
  2. David Hayes, 31, Round Rock, 1:06:
  3. Mark Wilkerson, 42, Pflugerville, 1:07:19

Women’s Sprint

  1. Elizabeth Moorehead, 46, Austin, 1:09:51
  2. Erica Harshaw, 39, Round Rock, 1:12:26
  3. Kendra Waller, 40, Pflugerville, 1:13:08

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