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IRONMAN 70.3 North American Pro Championship St. George


  • TOP 20 Pro Women - Out Of Swim

    1 25:10 45 FPRO Meredith Kessler USA
    2 25:10 0:01 47 FPRO Jodie Swallow GBR
    3 25:13 0:03 49 FPRO Mary Beth Ellis USA
    4 25:14 0:05 51 FPRO Annabel Luxford AUS
    5 25:17 0:07 57 FPRO Ricarda Lisk DEU
    6 25:19 0:10 56 FPRO Alicia Kaye USA
    7 27:18 2:09 50 FPRO Svenja Bazlen DEU
    8 27:20 2:11 52 FPRO Rachel Joyce GBR
    9 27:40 2:31 46 FPRO Mirinda Carfrae AUS
    10 27:44 2:35 48 FPRO Heather Wurtele CAN
    11 27:46 2:37 58 FPRO Melanie McQuaid CAN
    12 27:46 2:37 54 FPRO Linsey Corbin USA
    13 30:28 5:19 75 FPRO Lauren Thompson USA
    14 30:31 5:21 62 FPRO Katy Carguilo USA
    15 30:33 5:23 67 FPRO Beth Gerdes USA
    16 30:36 5:26 70 FPRO Annett Kamenz DEU
    17 30:39 5:30 63 FPRO Erika Csomor HUN
    18 30:40 5:30 69 FPRO Sarah Jarvis DEU
    19 31:50 6:40 71 FPRO Kara Lapoint USA
    20 32:30 7:21 60 FPRO Ruth Brennan-Morrey USA
  • Bike
    The bike course will take athletes around Sand Hollow Reservoir through the towns of Hurricane and Washington, before making its way toward the city of St George. After crossing the Red Hill Bluff athletes will proceed on Snow Canyon parkway and up through the picturesque Snow Canyon State Park, before returning to town on SR 18 and finishing at at T2 located in downtown St. George.

  • Collins is leading the men at mile 11, followed closely by McMahon, Don, Skipworth, Bird and Yoder.
  • TOP 14 Pro Men - Thru Bike Split 1 - 11.1 miles

    1 51:55 18 MPRO Ben Collins USA
    2 51:56 0:02 2 MPRO Brent McMahon CAN
    3 51:57 0:03 3 MPRO Tim Don GBR
    4 51:58 0:04 33 MPRO Todd Skipworth AUS
    5 52:00 0:06 21 MPRO Jon Bird CAN
    6 52:02 0:08 16 MPRO Andrew Yoder USA
    7 53:03 1:09 6 MPRO Andreas Raelert DEU
    8 53:04 1:10 11 MPRO Tyler Butterfield BMU
    9 53:05 1:11 10 MPRO Kevin Collington USA
    10 53:07 1:13 7 MPRO Tim Reed AUS
    11 53:18 1:24 12 MPRO Leon Griffin AUS
    12 53:30 1:36 29 MPRO Brandon Rakita USA
    13 53:37 1:43 28 MPRO Mauricio Mendez Cruz MEX
    14 53:38 1:44 31 MPRO Evert Scheltinga NLD
  • We have word that Swallow, Kessler, Luxford and Kaye are all riding off the front of the women’s race at 9 miles. #IM703StG
  • At mile 11, Luxford leads the women followed Swallow +0:02, Kessler +0:04, Kaye +0:06, and Ellis + 0:12.

  • TOP 17 Pro Women - Thru Bike Split 1 - 11.1 miles

    1 56:34 51 FPRO Annabel Luxford AUS
    2 56:35 0:02 47 FPRO Jodie Swallow GBR
    3 56:38 0:04 45 FPRO Meredith Kessler USA
    4 56:39 0:06 56 FPRO Alicia Kaye USA
    5 56:45 0:12 49 FPRO Mary Beth Ellis USA
    6 59:42 3:09 48 FPRO Heather Wurtele CAN
    7 59:55 3:21 57 FPRO Ricarda Lisk DEU
    8 1:00:10 3:36 52 FPRO Rachel Joyce GBR
    9 1:00:11 3:37 58 FPRO Melanie McQuaid CAN
    10 1:00:12 3:38 46 FPRO Mirinda Carfrae AUS
    11 1:01:01 4:28 54 FPRO Linsey Corbin USA
    12 1:02:44 6:11 50 FPRO Svenja Bazlen DEU
    13 1:04:12 7:38 67 FPRO Beth Gerdes USA
    14 1:04:27 7:54 69 FPRO Sarah Jarvis DEU
    15 1:04:35 8:02 63 FPRO Erika Csomor HUN
    16 1:04:39 8:06 70 FPRO Annett Kamenz DEU
    17 1:05:30 8:57 62 FPRO Katy Carguilo USA
  • #IM703StG At 20 miles, McMahon leads a pack of four off the front that contains Collins, Yoder and Don, while Skipworth and Bird follow two minutes later fifth and sixth.

  • Top four men through mile 23 has McMahon leading out Collins +0:02, Don +0:04 and Yoder +0:07. #IM703StG
  • Kessler and Luxford currently playing leapfrog for 1st. Swallow 3rd. #IM703StG http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEAZIl1VAAAF0tT.jpg

  • More men through mile 23 on the bike:

    1 1:17:42 2 MPRO Brent McMahon CAN
    2 1:17:44 0:02 18 MPRO Ben Collins USA
    3 1:17:46 0:04 3 MPRO Tim Don GBR
    4 1:17:48 0:07 16 MPRO Andrew Yoder USA
    5 1:19:10 1:28 33 MPRO Todd Skipworth AUS
    6 1:19:11 1:30 21 MPRO Jon Bird CAN
    7 1:19:13 1:32 14 MPRO Maik Twelsiek DEU
    8 1:19:32 1:51 7 MPRO Tim Reed AUS
    9 1:19:35 1:54 6 MPRO Andreas Raelert DEU
    10 1:19:38 1:56 10 MPRO Kevin Collington USA
    11 1:19:41 1:59 12 MPRO Leon Griffin AUS
    12 1:20:30 2:49 29 MPRO Brandon Rakita USA
    13 1:20:32 2:51 31 MPRO Evert Scheltinga NLD

  • At 30 miles, McMahon continues to show the way out front with Collins, Yoder and Don trailing just seconds back. #IM703StG
  • Kessler is out front at 20 miles followed by Luxfrod +0:03, Swallow +0:06, Kaye +0:06 and Ellis +0:12. Wurtele trails the lead pack, and is at +3:30. #IM703StG
  • The leaders just passed mile 30 on the bike. @spectrumnews ironmanlive @ironmantri #IM703STG instagram.com/p/2LsrxWmUrK/

  • More women through 23 miles:

    1 1:24:54 45 FPRO Meredith Kessler USA
    2 1:24:56 0:03 51 FPRO Annabel Luxford AUS
    3 1:25:00 0:06 47 FPRO Jodie Swallow GBR
    4 1:25:01 0:08 56 FPRO Alicia Kaye USA
    5 1:25:06 0:12 49 FPRO Mary Beth Ellis USA
    6 1:28:24 3:30 48 FPRO Heather Wurtele CAN
    7 1:28:37 3:44 52 FPRO Rachel Joyce GBR
    8 1:28:46 3:53 46 FPRO Mirinda Carfrae AUS
    9 1:29:21 4:28 58 FPRO Melanie McQuaid CAN
    10 1:31:09 6:16 54 FPRO Linsey Corbin USA
    11 1:31:23 6:29 57 FPRO Ricarda Lisk DEU
    12 1:32:53 8:00 50 FPRO Svenja Bazlen DEU
    13 1:34:08 9:14 67 FPRO Beth Gerdes USA
    14 1:34:42 9:49 63 FPRO Erika Csomor HUN
    15 1:34:54 10:00 69 FPRO Sarah Jarvis DEU
    16 1:35:00 10:06 70 FPRO Annett Kamenz DEU
  • Collins is now out front at 32 miles followed by McMahon +0:03, Don +0:04 and Yoder +0:06. #IM702StG
  • TOP 19 Pro Men - Thru Bike Split 3 - 32.0 miles

    1 1:36:59 18 MPRO Ben Collins USA
    2 1:37:02 0:03 2 MPRO Brent McMahon CAN
    3 1:37:03 0:04 3 MPRO Tim Don GBR
    4 1:37:05 0:06 16 MPRO Andrew Yoder USA
    5 1:38:55 1:56 14 MPRO Maik Twelsiek DEU
    6 1:39:38 2:39 7 MPRO Tim Reed AUS
    7 1:39:40 2:41 6 MPRO Andreas Raelert DEU
    8 1:39:42 2:43 12 MPRO Leon Griffin AUS
    9 1:39:44 2:46 10 MPRO Kevin Collington USA
    10 1:39:47 2:49 33 MPRO Todd Skipworth AUS
    11 1:39:49 2:51 21 MPRO Jon Bird CAN
    12 1:41:06 4:08 29 MPRO Brandon Rakita USA
    13 1:41:08 4:09 31 MPRO Evert Scheltinga NLD
    14 1:41:35 4:36 15 MPRO Trevor Wurtele CAN
    15 1:41:37 4:38 19 MPRO Kyle Buckingham ZAF
    16 1:41:39 4:40 9 MPRO Luke McKenzie AUS
    17 1:41:41 4:42 4 MPRO Ben Hoffman USA
    18 1:42:04 5:05 30 MPRO Taylor Reid CAN
    19 1:42:56 5:57 28 MPRO Mauricio Mendez Cruz MEX
  • #IM703StG Male Pros just climbed Red Hills Prkway at mile 32 overlooking StGeorge. Canadian Brent McMahon in the lead http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEAfFTsUUAAzm5P.jpg

  • Twelsiek is blasting through the field and is bridging the gap to the four out front about 1:30 off the pace. #IM70#StG
  • #IM703StG Not much has changed in the women's race with Kessler showing the way followed by Swallow, Luxford, Kaye and Ellis trailing 2 to 9 seconds back.
  • Wurtele is slowing inching her way forward and is now riding on sixth, just under three minutes off the pace.
  • TOP 10 Pro Women - Thru Bike Split 3 - 32.0 miles

    1 1:47:12 45 FPRO Meredith Kessler USA
    2 1:47:14 0:02 47 FPRO Jodie Swallow GBR
    3 1:47:17 0:05 51 FPRO Annabel Luxford AUS
    4 1:47:19 0:08 56 FPRO Alicia Kaye USA
    5 1:47:21 0:09 49 FPRO Mary Beth Ellis USA
    6 1:50:09 2:58 48 FPRO Heather Wurtele CAN
    7 1:51:17 4:06 52 FPRO Rachel Joyce GBR
    8 1:51:20 4:08 46 FPRO Mirinda Carfrae AUS
    9 1:51:59 4:48 58 FPRO Melanie McQuaid CAN
    10 1:54:20 7:09 54 FPRO Linsey Corbin USA
  • We are getting word that Collins is really pushing in the pace out front in Snow Canyon with Yoder, McMahon and Don keeping him close.
  • USA's Ben Collins first #IM703StG athlete to enter the towering red rocks of beautiful Snow Canyon State Park. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEAlwbvUUAAOluh.jpg

  • #IM703StG At 42 miles, Collins is off the front, with McMahon and Don not prepared to let him go. Yoder has been spit off the back and is now +0:28 off the pace to Collins.
  • The leading females just passed on Red Hills Parkway near Bluff St. No. 45 in first. @ironmantri @ironmanlive @spectrumnews #IM703STG

  • Twelsiek is still moving hard towards the front in fifth and has clawed back some more time and is currently sitting at +2:28 off the leaders pace.
  • TOP 20 Pro Men - Thru Bike Split 4 - 42.4 miles

    1 2:05:05 18 MPRO Ben Collins USA
    2 2:05:06 0:01 2 MPRO Brent McMahon CAN
    3 2:05:07 0:03 3 MPRO Tim Don GBR
    4 2:05:33 0:28 16 MPRO Andrew Yoder USA
    5 2:07:32 2:28 14 MPRO Maik Twelsiek DEU
    6 2:08:13 3:08 10 MPRO Kevin Collington USA
    7 2:08:28 3:23 7 MPRO Tim Reed AUS
    8 2:08:31 3:26 6 MPRO Andreas Raelert DEU
    9 2:08:35 3:30 12 MPRO Leon Griffin AUS
    10 2:09:31 4:27 4 MPRO Ben Hoffman USA
    11 2:09:34 4:29 9 MPRO Luke McKenzie AUS
    12 2:09:35 4:31 15 MPRO Trevor Wurtele CAN
    13 2:09:37 4:32 31 MPRO Evert Scheltinga NLD
    14 2:09:38 4:34 19 MPRO Kyle Buckingham ZAF
    15 2:10:13 5:08 29 MPRO Brandon Rakita USA
    16 2:10:28 5:23 33 MPRO Todd Skipworth AUS
    17 2:10:32 5:28 21 MPRO Jon Bird CAN
    18 2:13:07 8:02 11 MPRO Tyler Butterfield BMU
    19 2:13:10 8:05 30 MPRO Taylor Reid CAN
    20 2:16:45 11:40 17 MPRO Victor Del Corral Morales ESP
  • #IM703SStG At 51 miles, Collins leads out McMahon and Don who are just seconds behind the leader.
  • Tyler Butterfield broke a chain at mile 30 and had to wait for support and this wold explain why he is +8:05 off the pace.
  • #IM703StG Swallow leads out the women' at 42 miles. Kessler is +0:03, Kaye +0:04, Luxford +0:07 while Ellis +0:09. Wurtele is next,+2:28
  • TOP 8 Pro Women - Thru Bike Split 4 - 42.4 miles

    1 2:19:09 47 FPRO Jodie Swallow GBR
    2 2:19:11 0:03 45 FPRO Meredith Kessler USA
    3 2:19:12 0:04 56 FPRO Alicia Kaye USA
    4 2:19:15 0:07 51 FPRO Annabel Luxford AUS
    5 2:19:18 0:10 49 FPRO Mary Beth Ellis USA
    6 2:21:32 2:24 48 FPRO Heather Wurtele CAN
    7 2:24:02 4:54 46 FPRO Mirinda Carfrae AUS
    8 2:24:04 4:56 52 FPRO Rachel Joyce GBR
  • Brent McMahon still leading the pack, but it's close! @ironmantri @ironmanlive @spectrumnews #IM703STG #ironmanstg

  • Tim Don in the lead group of 4 at #im703stg @iamspecialized

  • Bike Finish

    1 2:35:51 2 MPRO Brent McMahon CAN
    2 2:35:52 0:02 18 MPRO Ben Collins USA
    3 2:36:20 0:30 16 MPRO Andrew Yoder US

  • TOP 13 Pro Men - Thru 56-Mile Bike Finish

    1 2:35:51 2 MPRO Brent McMahon CAN
    2 2:35:52 0:02 18 MPRO Ben Collins USA
    3 2:36:20 0:30 16 MPRO Andrew Yoder USA
    4 2:37:01 1:11 3 MPRO Tim Don GBR
    5 2:38:38 2:47 14 MPRO Maik Twelsiek DEU
    6 2:39:27 3:37 10 MPRO Kevin Collington USA
    7 2:39:50 4:00 9 MPRO Luke McKenzie AUS
    8 2:39:52 4:02 4 MPRO Ben Hoffman USA
    9 2:39:55 4:05 7 MPRO Tim Reed AUS
    10 2:39:58 4:08 6 MPRO Andreas Raelert DEU
    11 2:40:08 4:18 12 MPRO Leon Griffin AUS
    12 2:40:47 4:56 19 MPRO Kyle Buckingham ZAF
    13 2:41:09 5:19 15 MPRO Trevor Wurtele CAN
  • #IM703StG McMahon has opened up a 26 second lead on Collins as the men run through 1.7 miles.
  • The running portion of #IM703StG is on! First out of transition is Brent McMahon (CAN) followed by Ben Collins (USA) http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEAu9FrVIAAZ4NV.jpg

  • Brent McMahon in first and Ben Collins in second followed closely by Tim Don. @IRONMANtri @IRONMANLive #IM703StG http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEAvFl_VIAMnMyt.jpg

  • #IM703StG At 1.7 miles, Don is currently running in third +1:31 and Yoder in fourth+1:37.
  • TOP 12 Pro Men - Thru Run Split 1 - 1.7 miles

    1 2:46:26 2 MPRO Brent McMahon CAN
    2 2:46:52 0:26 18 MPRO Ben Collins USA
    3 2:47:57 1:31 3 MPRO Tim Don GBR
    4 2:48:03 1:37 16 MPRO Andrew Yoder USA
    5 2:50:34 4:09 10 MPRO Kevin Collington USA
    6 2:50:37 4:12 14 MPRO Maik Twelsiek DEU
    7 2:50:41 4:15 6 MPRO Andreas Raelert DEU
    8 2:50:56 4:30 4 MPRO Ben Hoffman USA
    9 2:51:02 4:37 7 MPRO Tim Reed AUS
    10 2:51:17 4:51 12 MPRO Leon Griffin AUS
    11 2:51:28 5:02 9 MPRO Luke McKenzie AUS
    12 2:52:07 5:41 15 MPRO Trevor Wurtele CAN
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