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    In 3rd, Paul Matthews

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    Tim Reed leaving the winery after 10 minutes inside

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    Tim's lead over Callum remains solid at three minutes. But Tim Don has overtaken to put himself in third only 30 seconds behind second-place.
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    Tim Reed passing the winery on the way back. His lead is now 3:45 over the new second-place, Tim Don.

  • Reed still in the lead but the big story is that Tim Don is running like a mad man and has passed Matthews and Matty Reed.
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    Meredith Kessler first into the winery with a huge lead

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  • 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!!
  • And coming in second place is Mel Hauschildt.
  • And a tremendous race by Rachel McBride to come in third!
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    Your champ, Tim Reed

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    Meredith Kessler. Haven't seen a margin of victory like this since Mike Tyson took on Mother Teresa.

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    "Yeah, whatever. When do I eat?"

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    Props from her many fans

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    Don't touch that dial. Plenty of age group action to come.
  • Rounding out our top five are Melanie McQuaid and Emma-Kate Lidbury.
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    Age groupers are still pouring into T2

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    Got to get the bride in at least one or two shots.

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    How epic is this pose!

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    Don't ask, don't tell.

  • Top 5 Pro Men

    1 Tim Reed AUS 3:47:43
    2 Tim Don GBR 3:50:55
    3 Callum Millward NZL 3:51:44
    4 Paul Matthews AUS 3:53:18
    5 Matty Reed NZL 3:54:58
  • Top 5 Pro Women

    1 Meredith Kessler USA 4:11:43
    2 Mel Hauschildt AUS 4:14:13
    3 Rachel McBride CAN 4:17:23
    4 Melanie McQuaid CAN 4:21:02
    5 Emma Kate Lidbury GBR 4:21:49
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