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  • Here are the splits for the women through 17 miles:
    1 7:53:31 50 Mary Beth Ellis Superior CO USA
    2 7:59:02 5:32 52 Amy Marsh Austin TX USA
    3 8:03:30 10:00 74 Rebekah Keat Burleigh Heads QLD AUS
    4 8:18:02 24:32 76 Sarah Piampian Los Angeles CA USA
    5 8:21:37 28:07 58 Tamara Kozulina Clermont , Fl 3471 FL USA
    6 8:22:40 29:10 64 Michelle Bremer Papamoa BOP NZL
    7 8:25:21 31:51 71 Haley Cooper-S Spokane WA USA
  • Mary Beth Ellis continues to look strong and smooth as she cruises towards the line. She remains well ahead, but doesn't seem to be pulling away from Marsh, who is hanging tough between five and six minutes back.
  • Amy Marsh and Rebekah Keat now seem to be in a bit of a battle for second place - Keat is less than a minute behind with about four miles of running to go.
  • Amy Marsh went through 23 miles at 8:37:15, so she could still break 9 hours here on this incredibly tough course - that would be an impressive achievement!
  • We predicted this course would be tough, but who would have thought that only one man would break three hours for the marathon? That's all we've got so far - here are the first 13 men's finishers:


    1 08:11:18 1 Rapp, Jordan 32 THOUSAND O CA USA 41:45 1:52 4:26:34 1:47 2:59:22
    2 08:24:32 13 Kriat, Maxim 28 CLERMONT FL USA 41:04 1:36 4:35:56 1:42 3:04:16
    3 08:27:00 6 Major, Jozsef 33 SCOTTSDALE AZ USA 43:47 1:56 4:33:09 1:56 3:06:13
    4 08:29:20 15 Wurtele, Trevor 33 KELOWNA BC CAN 43:38 2:12 4:40:04 2:07 3:01:21
    5 08:30:02 42 Thomschke, Markus 28 PULSNITZ GER 42:40 2:06 4:33:53 2:04 3:09:21
    6 08:33:01 9 Tollakson, Tj 32 DES MOINES IA USA 39:15 1:36 4:31:55 2:01 3:18:17
    7 08:34:59 14 Jammaer, Bert 32 BOOM BEL 41:02 1:30 4:36:03 2:00 3:14:25
    8 08:38:40 10 Gomes, Pedro 28 CARNAXIDE PRT 42:37 2:12 4:41:06 1:45 3:11:02
    9 08:39:20 12 Bell, Luke 33 CARDIFF CA USA 39:08 1:54 4:37:54 1:34 3:18:53
    10 08:41:30 7 Mcdonald, Chris 34 CORPUS CHR TX USA 43:34 1:42 4:40:37 1:59 3:13:40
    11 08:42:08 44 Brader, Christian 32 MEMMINGEN GER 43:44 1:52 4:32:45 1:45 3:23:59
    12 08:45:02 22 Schifferle, Mike 39 BALLWIL SWI 45:48 2:20 4:45:41 4:19 3:06:57
    13 08:46:32 2 Lovato, Michael 39 BOULDER CO USA 40:02 1:58 4:55:12 3:08 3:06:15
  • Amy Marsh is sure hanging tough. With three miles to go she's holding off Rebekah Keat - here are the splits for the first three:
    1 8:37:15 50 Mary Beth Ellis Superior CO USA
    2 8:46:31 9:16 52 Amy Marsh Austin TX USA
    3 8:47:55 10:41 74 Rebekah Keat Burleigh Heads QLD AUS
  • Rounding out the top-15 here in New York.
    14 8:37:09 39:17 21 Michael Wetzel Metzingen GER
    15 8:39:24 41:32 3 Maik Twelsiek Tucson AZ USA

    This course has proven to be every bit as tough as we anticipated - when you see some of the world's top triathletes finishing 41 minutes off the pace, you know this course is tough!
  • Mary Beth Ellis has less than a mile to go as she works her way towards the win here at the inaugural IRONMAN U.S. Championship here in New York.
  • It looks like the gap to Amy Marsh is now 10 minutes back, who is now in a battle to hold on to that second place - Keat is less than a minute behind again.
  • Mary Beth Ellis has just come across the line, making herself the IRONMAN U.S. Champion here in New York.

    She literally collapsed right after the line, though - but she's up and talking Mike Reilly right now.
  • "It's a tough course," Mary Beth Ellis just said. "I hope I can come back to New York City because it's a great place to race."
  • We now have a report that Rebekah Keat has moved into second place - she was 10:36 back at the last split. Our spotters still haven't seen Amy Marsh.
  • Marsh is just over a minute behind Keat as the two come into the last few miles of the run.
  • Here are Mary Beth Ellis' winning splits here today:
    1 09:02:48 50 Ellis, Mary Beth 35 SUPERIOR CO USA 40:33 1:55 5:04:03 1:45 3:14:32
  • Rebekah Keat just came across the line in second - a great run got her across the line ahead of Amy Marsh here today. Keat has been struggling with a torn calf this year, so she'll likely be very happy with this race.
  • "It was a really tough day," Keat just told Michellie Jones. "

    Here are the splits for the top-two women:
    1 09:02:48 50 Ellis, Mary Beth 35 SUPERIOR CO USA 40:33 1:55 5:04:03 1:45 3:14:32
    2 09:13:24 74 Keat, Rebekah 34 BURLEIGH H QLD AUS 41:34 1:55 5:11:42 2:32 3:15:44
  • Amy Marsh just came across the line in third - she looks pretty exhausted after this extremely tough race.

    Here were her splits today:
    3 09:15:57 52 Marsh, Amy 35 AUSTIN TX USA 40:35 2:02 5:03:01 1:54 3:28:25
  • Sarah Piampiano remains in fourth - she now has two miles to go, too.
  • Here are the first 11 women's splits today:
    1 09:02:48 50 Ellis, Mary Beth 35 SUPERIOR CO USA 40:33 1:55 5:04:03 1:45 3:14:32
    2 09:13:24 74 Keat, Rebekah 34 BURLEIGH H QLD AUS 41:34 1:55 5:11:42 2:32 3:15:44
    3 09:15:57 52 Marsh, Amy 35 AUSTIN TX USA 40:35 2:02 5:03:01 1:54 3:28:25
    4 09:30:29 76 Piampiano, Sarah 32 LOS ANGELE CA USA 47:14 2:08 5:10:50 1:50 3:28:30
    5 09:33:23 58 Kozulina, Tamara 36 CLERMONT , FL USA 47:23 2:23 5:19:02 2:09 3:22:27
    6 09:36:11 64 Bremer, Michelle 29 PAPAMOA BOP NZL 45:10 1:52 5:13:55 2:40 3:32:36
    7 09:44:17 71 Cooper-Scott, Haley 31 SPOKANE WA USA 47:17 2:12 5:11:12 1:44 3:41:54
    8 09:45:42 56 Mitchell, Michelle 28 BELROSE VIC AUS 42:59 2:26 5:35:24 2:04 3:22:51
    9 09:48:58 68 Gordon, Jacqui 39 POINT PLEA NJ USA 45:33 2:09 5:23:29 1:59 3:35:50
    10 09:49:24 69 Wassner, Laurel 37 NEW YORK NY USA 40:36 2:03 5:45:28 4:47 3:16:32
    11 09:50:40 67 Andrews, Kristin 31 CHEVY CHAS MD USA 47:26 2:25 5:35:38 2:21 3:22:53
  • Think this was a tough day? This guy won the race. Photo courtesy FinisherPix.com

  • Jordan Rapp wins the IRONMAN U.S. Championship. Photo courtesy FinisherPix.com

  • A U.S. Championship for Mary Beth Ellis. Photo courtesy FinisherPix.com

  • Maxim Kriat won the battle of attrition for second. Photo courtesy FinisherPix.com

  • Joszef Major finished third today. Photo courtesy FinisherPix.com

  • Trevor Wurtele managed to run his way to fourth today. Photo courtesy FinisherPix.com

  • Vertical? At the end of an Ironman? Wow! Markus Thomschke is a happy fifth place finisher. Photo courtesy FinisherPix.com

  • Rebekah Keat overcame her early-season calf injury to run her way to second here today. Photo courtesy FinisherPix.com

  • Amy Marsh finished third today after spending much of the day in either first or second. Photo courtesy FinisherPix.com

  • The women's champ: Mary Beth Ellis. Photo courtesy FinisherPix.com

  • A few of the notable finishers we've seen in the last few hours include John Wragg, who finished his 138th Ironman here today, with his wife Elizabeth Model just a few minutes behind. He'll be in Tremblant next weekend, too, getting number 139 under his belt.

    Milos Kostic won the 70-74 age group today in a blazing 11:20:56. That is just frightening!
  • You want Ironman spirit? It doesn't get much better than Mike Reilly when it comes to that, and tonight he's proving why. There's a sound ordinance in this area, which means that no amplified sound is allowed at the finish line after 10 PM. The "voice," as we like to call him, is personally greeting each and every Ironman finisher here tonight to ensure they know he's calling them across the line.

    That's what Ironman is about, isn't it?

    Thanks for joining us today for our coverage.

    Photo courtesy FinisherPIx.com

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