Hampstead’s Zaferes wins bronze in world series at Edmonton
Katie Zaferes of Hampstead finished in 56 minutes and 56 seconds to win bronze as part of a sweep of the podium by the United States at the World Triathlon Series on Sunday in Edmonton, Alberta. Zaferes’ bronze is her eighth career WTS medal and second this season; the North Carroll graduate won her first WTS gold in Hamburg, Germany, one month before finishing 18th in her Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro. Summer Cook won the gold with a time of 56:49 to earn her first WTSpodium finish and Olympian Sarah True took silver in 56:52. The sweep, which came without17-time WTSchampion and Rio Olympics gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen, marked the fourth sweep by any nation in the series’ seven-year history. All three U.S. women, plus Jorgensen, will compete at the International Triathlon Union Grand Final, which determines world championship medalists based on WTS points from the entire season, Sept. 17 in Cozumel, Mexico.