BUFFALO, N.Y. — Three-time Olympic triathlete Hunter Kemper won a record seventh career men’s national title Saturday and Beijing Olympian Laura Bennett earned her third women’s crown at the USA Triathlon Elite National Championship.
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Kemper, of Colorado Springs, Colo., captured his first national championship since 2006, finishing the 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run in 1 hour, 48 minutes, 24 seconds. The victory tied him with Karen Smyers for career national titles.
Bennett, of Boulder, Colo., defended her 2010 title with a time of 1:59:37, beating 2011 ITU World Championship Series winner Helen Jenkins of England by 7 seconds.
Englishman Ritchie Nicholls was second in the men’s race in 1:49:05.