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IRONMAN70.3 Vineman

    Pro start list
    1 Bevan Docherty
    2 Tim Reed
    3 Tim Don
    4 Luke Bell
    5 Paul Matthews
    6 Matt Reed
    7 Jesse Thomas
    9 Jordan Rapp
    10 Tim Berkel
    11 Callum Millward
    12 Ian Mikelson
    13 Andrew Bauer
    14 Owen Cummins
    15 Lachlan Kerin
    16 Yu Hsiao
    17 Keith Butsko
    19 Nicholas Chase
    20 Jason Smith
    21 Damon Barnett
    22 Karl Schultz
    23 Nathan Dressel
    24 Travis Hawkins
    25 Meredith Kessler
    26 Mel Hauschildt
    28 Emma-Kate Lidbury
    29 Emily Cocks
    30 Laura Bennett
    31 Sara Gross
    33 Rachel McBride
    34 Melanie McQuaid
    35 Valentina Carvallo
    38 Michelle Mighdoll
    39 Caroline Gregory
    40 Adrienne Smith
    41 Erika Erickson
    42 Anna Russell
    43 Kara LaPoint
    44 Elizabeth Noey
    45 Brittany Whitelock
    46 Kelsey Withrow
    47 Christina Jackson
    48 Laura Siddall
    49 Trish Deim
    50 Hana Sykorova
    51 Sarah Graves

    #IM703Vineman (lee gruenfeld) - Aida and Ron, from Orange County

    #IM703Vineman (lee gruenfeld) - Pastor Dan Perkins, formerly of the Palm Springs area, now the Bay Area.

    #IM703Vineman (lee gruenfeld) - This spot is called Johnson's Beach.

    #IM703Vineman (lee gruenfeld) - It's this little dam that makes the swim possible here.

    #IM703Vineman (lee gruenfeld) -

    #IM703Vineman (lee gruenfeld) - Can't imagine a more idyllic spot for an Ironman 70.3 swim start.

    #IM703Vineman (lee gruenfeld) - The Team in Training team from Los Angeles

    #IM703Vineman (lee gruenfeld) - Eric Gilsenan on the mic, presiding over the Expo festivities.

    #IM703Vineman (lee gruenfeld) - Biggest expo in 24 years of Vineman

    Bad luck for Bell who has flatted.

    We should have our next update from the infamous Chalk Hill. The sun is starting to come out here at T2.

    Tim Reed is at the bottom of the Chalk Hill climb.


    The first men are up and over Chalk Hill. Tim Reed still holds the lead with a gap of 1:42 to Tim Don. Another 18 seconds back are Matthews and Millward. Another 10 seconds back is Matty Reed.
    The gap to Rapp and Thomas is 6:10.
    Reed is on Old Redwood Hwy and has a gap of 1:32 over Don. Another 30 seconds back are Matthews and Millward.
    Tim Reed is about three minutes from T2.
    The gap back to Don is 2:07. Another 40 seconds back are Matthews Millward and Matty Reed
    And here comes Tim Reed into transition.

    And into transition is Tim Don just as Tom Reed heads out on the run.

    Tim Reed out of T2 in first place, by a goodly margin.

    Unfortunately Don has a four minute penalty. He sits there while Matthews, Matty Reed and Millward arrive into T2 and head out on the run.
    Rapp and Thomas into T2 together.

    Matt Reed in second.

    On Chalk Hill, Kesdler continues to grow her lead. She is currenly 2:55 ahead of McBride and Carvallo.

    Tim Dorn out of the penalty box

    Another 15 seconds back is Hauschildt, followed closly by Lidbury.
    Luke Bell has arrived into T2 in 8th place and is heading out on the run.

    Meredith Kessler first into the winery with a huge lead


    In the womens race, Kessler continues to lead with three minutes over Mel Hauschildt. Rachel McBride is another minute back and McQuaid is 10 seconds behind. McBride
    By the way, weatherwise this is best Vineman I've ever seen. High 60s, clear blue sky, mild breeze... Splendid day for racing!
    Our leader, Tim Reed, is at mile 12.
    Tim Don at 2:44 at mile 12 and Millward is 3:51
    Deepest apologies for some bad information on racer names. Am being tripped up by texting "friends" out on the course who are guessing.

    Our winner, Tim Reed!!

    Our women's leader at mile 10.

    Our top six men: Tim Reed, Tim Don, callum Millward, Paul Matthews, Matty Reed and Jesse Thomas.
    At mile 10, the gap to 2nd place, Hauschildt, the gap is 3:06.
    McBride still in third at mile 10, 4:45 down from our leader.
    Our age groupers are starting to stream onto the run course and it's starting to warm up here in Windsor!
    Kessler is at mile 12 and we should see her at the finish line in the next few minutes. Hauschildt is in 2nd at 2:34.
    Looks like Kessler will have that three-peat today!
    Our 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 Vineman, Meredith Kessler!!
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