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  • Top three women off the bike:

    1 5:44:01 73 Amanda Stevens
    2 5:48:04 4:04 71 Leanda Cave Tucson AZ GBR
    3 5:48:05 4:05 101 Michelle Vesterby Odense DEN
  • More women at the bike finish:

    1 5:44:01 73 Amanda Stevens
    2 5:48:04 4:04 71 Leanda Cave Tucson AZ GBR
    3 5:48:05 4:05 101 Michelle Vesterby Odense DEN
    4 5:48:29 4:29 72 Meredith Kessler San Francisco CA USA
    5 5:50:33 6:32 70 Linsey Corbin Missoula MT USA
  • At mile 5 on the run in the men's race, the running order is

    * Eneko Llanos (#23) leader
    * Paul Amey (#34) at 0:49
    * Stephane Poulat (#50) at 1:50
    * Tim O'Donnell (#51) at 3:06
    * Sebastian Kienle (#54) at 10:00
    * Michael Weiss (#20) at 10:34
    * Fraser Cartmell (#4) at 12:20
    * Jeremy Jurkiewicz (#67) at 14:00
    * Christophe Bastie (#7) at 14:03
    * Joe Umphenour (#57) at 14:09
  • Amey looking incredibly strong, has now run himself within 20 seconds of the Llanos lead at mile 8.5
  • Women at 2.5 miles in the women's race the running order is:

    1 6:03:53 73 Amanda Stevens
    2 6:06:14 2:22 72 Meredith Kessler San Francisco CA USA
    3 6:06:15 2:22 71 Leanda Cave Tucson AZ GBR
    4 6:06:55 3:03 101 Michelle Vesterby Odense DEN
    5 6:08:21 4:28 70 Linsey Corbin Missoula MT USA
  • Amey has just run his way into the lead arounf mile 9.
  • Stevens still has the lead a 3 miles, with Kessler and Cave running together at 1:50 back of the lead and Vesterby is fourth at 3:10 back of the leader.
  • Women at 11.5 miles

    1 7:04:02 71 Leanda Cave Tucson AZ GBR
    2 7:07:30 3:28 70 Linsey Corbin Missoula MT USA
    3 7:07:34 3:33 72 Meredith Kessler San Francisco CA USA
    4 7:09:31 5:30 73 Amanda Stevens
    5 7:11:32 7:31 101 Michelle Vesterby Odense DEN
    6 7:15:10 11:09 79 Kelly Williams Austin TX USA
  • Amey and Llanos continue to run together as they are in the last 5 miles of the marathon.
  • The women have just gone by the 13 mile marker, The running order is:

    * Leanda Cave (#71) currently leads the women, she's being pursued by:
    * Linsey Corbin (#70) at 3:31
    * Meredith Kessler (#72) at 3:56
    * Amanda Stevens (#73) at 6:26
    * Michelle Vesterby (#101) at 8:19
  • At mile 20, Paul Amey (#34) and Eneko Llanos (#23) continue to run together. They are followed by:
    * Stephane Poulat (#50) at 3:55
    * Tim O'Donnell (#51) at 12:14
    * Sebastian Kienle (#54) at 13:28
    * Viktor Zyemtsev (#2) at 14:00
  • Llanos has put a surge in, and Amey hasn't responded to the move with 2 miles to go.
  • Llanos is in the closing miles of this race and continues pull away from Amey who had succumbed to Llanos pace as the pair went through a aid station.
  • Cave leads the women's race in the closing miles of the race. At mile 18, the running order is:
    * Leanda Cave (#71) leading
    * Linsey Corbin (#70) at 3:35
    * Meredith Kessler (#72) at 3:52
    * Amanda Stevens (#73) at 6:48
    * Michelle Vesterby (#101) at 8:19
  • Amey is starting to work his way towards Llanos in the late stages of this race and is now only 5 seconds behind the leader. What a race.
  • Amey is continuing to try to close the gap on Llanos, but it looks like his surge towards the front has stalled out for Amey.
  • Cave continues to soldier on towards the finish here in Tempe in the closing miles of this race, and likely onto her first ever Ironman win of her career.
  • Cave is starting to smile and exchange high-fives with spectators as she inches closer to the end of the race.
  • Great Britain’s Leanda Cave has claimed the Ford Ironman Arizona title in a stellar time of 8:49:00.
  • American Linsey Corbin has come to the line in second in a time of 8:54:33.
  • USA's Meredith Kessler has completed the podium with a her third place finish in 9:00:14.
  • Eneko Llanos - 2011 Ford Ironman Arizona Champion

  • Leanda Cave - 2011 Ford Ironman Arizona Champion

  • Top Ten Women

    1 8:49:00 71 Leanda Cave Tucson AZ GBR
    2 8:54:33 5:34 70 Linsey Corbin Missoula MT USA
    3 9:00:14 11:15 72 Meredith Kessler San Francisco CA USA
    4 9:09:39 20:39 73 Amanda Stevens
    5 9:11:23 22:23 101 Michelle Vesterby Odense DEN
    6 9:12:18 23:19 79 Kelly Williams Austin TX USA
    7 9:12:40 23:41 94 Kathleen Calkins Goold River CA USA
    8 9:18:03 29:04 99 Sara Gross Victoria BC CAN
    9 9:19:47 30:48 75 Susan Dietrich Messel DEU
    10 9:22:37 33:37 86 Charisa Wernick Carlsbad CA USA
  • Top Ten Age Group Men

    1 9:00:01 1220 Scott Bowe West Allis WI USA
    2 9:02:11 2:11 1253 Sean Schnur Houston TX USA
    3 9:02:27 2:26 1346 Owen Lisa North Yarmouth ME USA
    4 9:04:44 4:44 1065 Joshua Terwoord Flagstaff AZ USA
    5 9:06:12 6:12 1178 Andy Gardner Kingwood TX USA
    6 9:12:16 12:16 955 Gregory Farrell Point Cook VI AUS
    7 9:14:38 14:38 1044 Ryan Harwell Prairie Village KS USA
    8 9:14:56 14:55 1432 Seton Claggett Tucson AZ USA
    9 9:15:22 15:22 1229 Jeremy Davis Carbondale IL USA
    10 9:15:41 15:41 1531 Warren McAndrew Edmonds WA USA
    11 9:15:44 15:44 2438 Chris Morgeson Mammoth Lakes CA USA
  • Top Ten Age Group Women

    1 9:52:31 213 Christina Jackson Oceanside CA USA
    2 10:02:31 10:01 403 Sandra Fantini Valbonne FRA
    3 10:03:00 10:29 388 Marie Repec Gibraltar MI USA
    4 10:08:20 15:50 516 Rachelle Jorgense Eugene OR USA
    5 10:08:28 15:57 309 Elizabeth Thiel Dupont WA USA
    6 10:11:35 19:05 450 Lauren Henzler Allison Park PA USA
    7 10:14:23 21:52 244 Nicole Luse Dayton OH USA
    8 10:19:45 27:14 725 Mimi Winsberg
    9 10:27:58 35:27 236 Kendra Goffredo Washington DC USA
    10 10:29:57 37:26 663 Karen Monks Concord MA USA
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