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    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
    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.
    #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
    Swallow and Kessler have got off the bike together and run into transition.

    TOP 5 Pro Women - Thru 56-Mile Bike Finish

    1 2:53:26 47 FPRO Jodie Swallow GBR
    2 2:53:26 0:01 45 FPRO Meredith Kessler USA
    3 2:53:47 0:22 51 FPRO Annabel Luxford AUS
    4 2:54:17 0:52 56 FPRO Alicia Kaye USA
    5 2:54:19 0:54 49 FPRO Mary Beth Ellis USA
    Swallow hits the run with a 12 second lead on Kessler thanks to speedy transition.
    Heather Wurtele has come into T2 and is only 1:41 off the pace.

    Run 
    After entering transition in St. George’s historic Town Square, athletes will begin the one-loop course that heads out on Diagonal and Bluff Street before climbing up Red Hills Parkway through the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. The course offers an amazing view of the city while running along the bluff before returning to the finish line located on Main Street right in the heart of down town St. George.


    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 T2 located in downtown St. George.

    #IM703StG McMahon has opened up a 1:21 lead on Don a 6.2 miles.

    TOP 3 Pro Men - Thru Run Split 3 - 6.2 miles

    1 3:13:01 2 MPRO Brent McMahon CAN
    2 3:14:33 1:32 3 MPRO Tim Don GBR
    3 3:15:40 2:40 18 MPRO Ben Collins USA
    #IMStG 1.7 miles into the run: Kessler has opened +0:21 lead on Swallow, with Luxford +01:05, Kaye +1:30, Wurtele +1:41 and Ellis +1:56.

    TOP 13
    Pro Men - Thru Run Split 3 - 6.2 miles

    1 3:13:01 2 MPRO Brent McMahon CAN
    2 3:14:33 1:32 3 MPRO Tim Don GBR
    3 3:15:40 2:40 18 MPRO Ben Collins USA
    4 3:16:50 3:50 6 MPRO Andreas Raelert DEU
    5 3:18:07 5:07 4 MPRO Ben Hoffman USA
    6 3:18:24 5:24 7 MPRO Tim Reed AUS
    7 3:18:47 5:47 12 MPRO Leon Griffin AUS
    8 3:18:50 5:50 16 MPRO Andrew Yoder USA
    9 3:18:58 5:58 10 MPRO Kevin Collington USA
    10 3:19:49 6:49 15 MPRO Trevor Wurtele CAN
    11 3:20:09 7:09 14 MPRO Maik Twelsiek DEU
    12 3:20:11 7:11 9 MPRO Luke McKenzie AUS
    13 3:20:51 7:51 19 MPRO Kyle Buckingham ZAF
    Make sure you check out the all new GPS tracking here of today’s pro race. Athletes were given the option to wearing a GPS unit during the swim but it is mandatory to have a tracker on them during the bike and run portions of the race.
    TOP 9
    Pro Women - Thru Run Split 1 - 1.7 miles

    1 3:05:25 45 FPRO Meredith Kessler USA
    2 3:05:45 0:21 47 FPRO Jodie Swallow GBR
    3 3:06:29 1:05 51 FPRO Annabel Luxford AUS
    4 3:06:54 1:30 56 FPRO Alicia Kaye USA
    5 3:07:05 1:41 48 FPRO Heather Wurtele CAN
    6 3:07:20 1:56 49 FPRO Mary Beth Ellis USA
    7 3:11:16 5:52 52 FPRO Rachel Joyce GBR
    8 3:11:46 6:22 46 FPRO Mirinda Carfrae AUS
    9 3:18:24 13:00 54 FPRO Linsey Corbin USA
    McMahon has a gap +1:28 on Don at 7.4 miles into the run. #IM703StG
    TOP 10 Pro Men - Thru Run Split 4 - 7.4 miles

    1 3:22:10 2 MPRO Brent McMahon CAN
    2 3:23:38 1:28 3 MPRO Tim Don GBR
    3 3:25:31 3:22 18 MPRO Ben Collins USA
    4 3:25:42 3:33 6 MPRO Andreas Raelert DEU
    5 3:27:21 5:12 4 MPRO Ben Hoffman USA
    6 3:27:26 5:16 7 MPRO Tim Reed AUS
    7 3:28:01 5:51 12 MPRO Leon Griffin AUS

    Tim Don wins!



    TOP 10 Pro Men - Finish

    1 3:51:56 3 MPRO Tim Don GBR
    2 3:53:22 1:27 2 MPRO Brent McMahon CAN
    3 3:53:39 1:44 6 MPRO Andreas Raelert DEU
    4 3:56:07 4:11 7 MPRO Tim Reed AUS
    5 3:56:21 4:25 4 MPRO Ben Hoffman USA
    6 3:57:35 5:40 12 MPRO Leon Griffin AUS
    7 3:58:57 7:02 15 MPRO Trevor Wurtele CAN
    8 3:59:32 7:36 9 MPRO Luke McKenzie AUS
    9 3:59:39 7:43 10 MPRO Kevin Collington USA
    10 4:00:37 8:42 18 MPRO Ben Collins USA
    Lead change in the women's race: Wurtele is the new leader and has an 8 second lead on Kessler at 9.7 miles. #IM703StG

    TOP 4 Pro Women - Thru Run Split 5 - 9.7 miles

    1 3:59:01 48 FPRO Heather Wurtele CAN
    2 3:59:09 0:08 45 FPRO Meredith Kessler USA
    3 4:01:28 2:27 47 FPRO Jodie Swallow GBR
    4 4:02:19 3:18 51 FPRO Annabel Luxford AUS
    #IM703StG At 11 miles, Wurtele has opened a lead of 1:28 on Swallow.
    #IM703StG Heather Wurtele is your 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 North American Pro Championship St. George champion.
    Meredith Kessler comes across the line in second, while Swallow comes in third.

    Women's podium:

    1 4:17:58 48 FPRO Heather Wurtele CAN
    2 4:19:27 1:30 45 FPRO Meredith Kessler USA
    3 4:21:32 3:34 47 FPRO Jodie Swallow GBR
    TOP 8 Pro Women - Finish

    1 4:17:58 48 FPRO Heather Wurtele CAN
    2 4:19:27 1:30 45 FPRO Meredith Kessler USA
    3 4:21:32 3:34 47 FPRO Jodie Swallow GBR
    4 4:22:40 4:43 51 FPRO Annabel Luxford AUS
    5 4:23:12 5:14 56 FPRO Alicia Kaye USA
    6 4:23:35 5:38 52 FPRO Rachel Joyce GBR
    7 4:26:54 8:57 49 FPRO Mary Beth Ellis USA
    8 4:27:31 9:33 46 FPRO Mirinda Carfrae AUS

    2015 IRONMAN 70.3 North American Pro Championship St. George Tim Don

    2015 IRONMAN 70.3 North American Pro Championship St. George Heather Wurtele

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