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IRONMAN 70.3 Durban

  • Our pro mens chase group has had some movement with Michael now leading Travis, both over 7 minutes behind the leader, Stuart
  • Stuart has gone passed the 87Km mark, and will soon be on the run course
  • Parys is fighting back, taking the lead back from Andrea
  • The chase group of men have entered transitions consisting of Michael, Gerhard, Travis & Rudolf
  • Stuart has reached the second aid station on the run, as the chasing group exit transition.
  • Top 6 Pro men Bike Finish:

    1 MARAIS, Stuart RSA -- -- 00:26:06 02:10:18
    2 DE BRUIN, Gerhard RSA -- -- 00:26:57 02:19:28
    3 JOHNSTON, Travis RSA -- -- 00:27:02 02:19:26
    4 DAVIDSON, Michael RSA -- -- 00:27:04 02:19:26
    5 NAUDE, Rudolf RSA -- -- 00:25:04 02:21:20
    6 LAMPRET, Freddy RSA -- -- 00:25:46 02:21:55
  • Stuart flying on the run

  • Our leading pro women are nearing the transitions area, still only seconds apart.
  • Travis is second on the run 10 minutes behind Stuart
  • Andrea and Parys are on the run, as Lucie enters transitions.
  • The leading pro women, only 10 meters apart

  • Stuart Marais, has passed 7km mark still looking very strong
  • Stuart managed an average pace of over 41 km/h on the bike.
  • In our pro mens race, Michael Davidson has moved into second place with Travis Johnston in third.
  • Rudolf and Freddy are in 4th and 5th respectively chasing down Michael and Travis ahead of them.
  • Top 4 Pro women Bike Finish:

    1 EDWARDS, Parys UNI -- -- 00:30:29 02:26:45
    2 STEYN, Andrea RSA -- -- 00:29:29 02:27:36
    3 ZELENKOVA, Lucie CZE -- -- 00:27:15 02:33:29
    4 GOFFREDO, Kendra USA -- -- 00:37:52 02:35:16
  • Andrea and Parys are still neck in neck almost a third of the way into the run.
  • Stuart is half way with the run, and still going strong.
  • Stuart has less than 5 km to go running at a pace of 3:29 / km
  • Our leading women are really fighting it out, with Parys now in the lead, followed closely by Andrea
  • Stuart is nearing the finish line, set to finish under 4 hours!
  • The red carpet getting ready to welcome Stuart Marais

  • Parys has opened a small lead over Andrea, both ladies running strong.
  • Andrea Steyn chasing down Parys Edwards

  • Less than 2km left for the leader of our pro mens race Stuart Marais
  • Stuart is heading into the finish, will he break 4 hours?
  • Congratulation to Stuart Marais winning the Standard Bank Ironman 70,3 Durban. Will have to check his official time to see if he broke 4 hours

  • The order of the men still on the run:

    2'nd - DAVIDSON, Michael RSA
    3'rd - NAUDE, Rudolf RSA
    4'th - JOHNSTON, Travis RSA
  • Michael Davidson finished in second, having a great run!

  • Lucie is in third, as she heads into the final kilometers of the run.
  • Rudolf Naude has finished in third position, followed Freddy Lampret in fourth.
  • Parys Edwards is still comfortably in first as she begins the last 5km of the run.
  • The race between our top age groupers still underway, as the run course fills up

  • Travis limping badly, but pushing through

  • Congratulation to Parys Edwards winning the Standard Bank Ironman 70,3 Durban.
  • Top 5 Pro men Finish:

    1 MARAIS, Stuart RSA 1 1 00:26:06 02:10:18 01:18:38 04:00:07
    2 DAVIDSON, Michael RSA 2 2 00:27:04 02:19:26 01:18:54 04:10:20
    3 NAUDE, Rudolf RSA 3 3 00:25:04 02:21:20 01:22:22 04:14:24
    4 LAMPRET, Freddy RSA 4 4 00:25:46 02:21:55 01:21:52 04:14:41
    5 DE BRUIN, Gerhard RSA 5 7 00:26:57 02:19:28 01:29:57 04:21:46
  • Lucie has finished in third position, crossing the line with a big smile on her face.
  • Our top 3 pro women at the Standard Bank Ironman 70.3 Durban

  • Top 3 Pro Women:

    EDWARDS, Parys UNI - 00:30:29 - 02:26:45 - 01:25:55 - 04:28:41
    STEYN, Andrea RSA - 00:29:29 - 02:27:36 - 01:29:54 - 04:32:40
    ZELENKOVA, Lucie CZE - 00:27:15 - 02:33:29 - 01:31:28 - 04:38:00
  • The run course is packed with our amazing age groupers all hoping to complete the race, and hopefully set personal bests.
  • Local rugby legend John Smit had an amazing bike, completing the 90km course in 2:46:59 at an average pace of 32.34 km/h.
  • The finish line party is in full swing, as we welcome home athletes of all age and shape.
  • The spectators enjoying the race

  • Well done John Smit, local rugby legend racing in the colours of Ironman 4 the kidz charity.

  • Thousands of spectators still lining the route & cheering on the remaining age group athletes

  • We've entered the final hour of racing, waiting for the tail end of our age groupers to come home.
  • We've reached the end of the Standard Bank Ironman 70.3 Durban. A few unlucky athletes missed the cut off, but that's not going to stop them from crossing the line. Ironman anything is possible!
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