It was an eventful start to IRONMAN Chattanooga with the cancellation of the swim portion of the event due to heavy rains and flooding. The Pro Men only race kicked off with a bike time trial – the race turning into a bike-run event, and was won by Canada’s Cody Beals. Beals dominated on the bike (4:20:25) and on the run (2:48:17), taking the win in 7:10:22 – over 11 minutes ahead of the nearest competitor. A comeback run saw USA’s Matt Russell run his way into second place in 7:21:55. Kirill Kotsegarov (EST) rounded out the men’s podium in 7:23:06.
IRONMAN 70.3 Cozumel
There were some stand out performances in both the Pro Men and Women’s races at IRONMAN 70.3 Cozumel on the weekend.
The men’s race was won by Michael Weiss (AUT) who dominated the bike (2:00:52) and held on, on the run (1:18:51) to claim victory in 3:47:14, over two minutes ahead of his nearest rival, Tyler Butterfield (BMU). Exiting the swim in first position (22:16) Butterfield lost time on the bike (2:07:47) and, despite having the fastest run split of the day run (1:16:11), he wasn’t able to chase down Weiss on the run, and finished in second in 3:49:25. Rounding out the men’s podium was Alan Carrillo Avila (MEX) who finished in 3:52:33.
Less than two minutes separated first and second in the women’s event, with Australia’s Ellie Salthouse taking the eventual win in 4:15:12. Hot on Salthouses’s heels was Germany’s Svenja Thoes who claimed the second spot on the podium, finishing her day in a time of 4:16:44. Canada’s Angela Naeth rounded out the women’s podium in 4:25:12.
|3||Alan Carrillo Avila||23:18||2:04:01||1:21:56||3:52:33
|6||Adriana Carreno Cruz||24:18||2:35:22||1:30:12||4:33:11|
IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais, Portugal
This weekend also saw IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais, Portugal unfold. Fernando Alarza (ESP) took line honours in the men’s race, coming through the tape as clear winner in 3:54:57 – over two minutes ahead of his nearest rival. Joao Silva (POR) and fellow countryman Filipe Azevedo (POR) battled it out for the second place finish with only 17 seconds separating the two. Silva ended up taking home second in 3:57:23, while Azevedo came across the line moments later, taking home third in 3:57:41.
It was a close battle between first and second place in the women’s event with just over a minute separating the top two. Poland’s Agnieszka Jerzyk ended up taking the top spot on the podium in 4:26:06, while Katrien Verstuyft (BEL) came home in second in 4:27:16. Great Britain’s Sarah Lewis rounded out the women’s podium in 4:30:17.
|6||Gustavo Rodriguez Iglesias||26:36||2:10:20||1:16:29||4:00:10|
|9||Pedro Jose Andujar||26:38||2:10:55||1:18:56||4:03:23|
|7||Helene Alberdi Sololuze||26:29||2:40:16||1:26:42||4:39:52|
|8||Ana Filipa Santos||32:08||2:38:40||1:31:39||4:50:10|
IRONMAN 70.3 Rio De Janeiro
Less than four minutes separated the top three in the men’s event at IRONMAN 70.3 Rio De Janeiro. After a dominating performance on the bike (2:08:26), Reinaldo Colucci (BRA) took the win in 3:51:59. Despite having the fastest run of the day (1:11:59), fellow countryman, Iuri Vinuto (BRA) wasn’t able to chase down first place and crossed the line in second place in 3:54:23. Fernando Toldi (BRA) rounded out the men’s podium in 3:55:39.
In the women’s race Brazil’s Pamella Oliveira dominated the event claiming victory in 4:18:02. Second spot on the podium went to Romina Palacio (ARG) who finished in 4:33:38. Carolina Furriela (BRA) rounded out the women’s podium in 4:49:15.
|5||Paulo Roberto Maciel Da Silva||23:40||2:15:56||1:17:43||4:00:20|
|6||Luiz Francisco Paiva Ferreira||23:45||2:13:47||1:20:10||4:00:47|
|9||Roberto Rivera Cabrera||25:19||2:23:48||1:25:00||4:18:07|
|10||Juan Manuel Lauro||25:19||2:23:41||1:31:51||4:24:14|
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