23 Apr Mr. Wurtele Tops Podium in New Orleans
The Wurtele family claimed first and second in New Orleans in a once again swim cancelled race due to high winds. Trevor pipped race leader T.J. Tollakson in the final 5k of the run for the win. Richie Cunningham held off Tom Lowe for a sprint finish for third. The remaining top 10 were close to each other and within 10 minutes of the leader.
New pro Sarah Piampiano beat out seasoned pros Heather Wurtele, Mirinda Carfrae who took 2nd and 3rd respectively. Piampiano was the top American amateur at Kona last year and was the first amateur at New Orleans last year. This is her 3rd race as a professional.