The United States were in fine form on home soil as they won a total of 21 medals at the Paratriathlon American Championships in Sarasota.
On a course featuring a 750 metre swim, a 18.3 kilometre bike and a 5km run in the Nathan Benderson Park, perhaps the stand-out performance came from Mark Barr, who won the men's PTS2 division by almost six minutes in front of his nearest rival.
He finished in 1 hour, 8min 53sec, leading a US clean sweep that also included Allan Armstrong who finished in 1:14:49 and Adam Popp, who crossed the line in 1:18:03.
In the women's PTS2 division the US dominated once again as Halley Danz and Melissa Stockwell grabbed gold and silver respectively.
Danz crossed the line in 1:21.55, with Stockwell finishing just over three minutes behind in 1:24:59.
21 medals by U.S. paratriathletes. A win for Jason West and silver for Erika Ackerlund in the elite CAMTRI American Cup. Gold for Luis Ortiz and bronze for Gillian Cridge in the Junior race. It was an epic Saturday in Sarasota! https://t.co/ZedmaPsbjz pic.twitter.com/0yFPRORnCi— USA Triathlon (@usatriathlon) March 10, 2019
In the men's PTS4 class Eric McElvenny took the win in what was his first-ever elite international race, crossing the line in 1:04:36, while the US had another clean sweep in the women's PTS4 division, where Kelly Elmlinger won.
She finished in 1:19.15 ahead of Nicole Ver Kuilen in 1:24:03 and Kelly Worrell in 1:30:21.
In the men's event McElvenny finished ahead of Brazil's Jorge Luis Fonseca who completed the course in 1:06:23, with another US athlete in Jamie Brown clocking in at 1:30:21 for bronze.
Yet another US clean sweep came in the men's PTV1 division where Aaron Scheidies took gold in 1:01:13 over Kylie Coon and Drad Snyder, while Joshua Sweeney put in a noteworthy performance to take gold in the men's PTWC category.
Sweeney is a Sochi 2014 Paralympic champion in Para-ice hockey and was making his triathlon debut in Sarasota.