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IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya

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    Annual event will see appearances by pro-athletes from around the world.
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  • Five-time IRONMAN world champion Craig Alexander will have the
    spotlight on him this weekend in the unique garden City of Putrajaya,
    Malaysia.
    Alexander should expect to see challenges from veteran Viktor
    Zyemtsev and up-and-comer Josh Amberger this weekend.

    On the women's side we can watch out for Rebekah Keat as well as Amelia-Rose Watkinson as she continues her remarkable rise in triathlon.

    The 23-year-old come out of the Olympic-distance ranks with a victory
    in a long distance race in the Gold Coast and stunning third behind
    Meredith Kessler and Gina Crawford at the IRONMAN  70.
    3 Asia Pacific
    Championship in Auckland in January.
    Watkinson, a former professional
    field hockey international from Zimbabwe, moved to the U.
    K. in 2010 in
    pursuit of her profession as a physiotherapist.
    Watkinson took up
    triathlon in 2013 and won her age group at IRONMAN 70.
    3 World
    Championship in Henderson, Nevada and the ITU World Championship, before
    finishing on the podium in five of her first seven races as a
    professional in 2014.


    Featured men:
    Graig Alexander, Viktor Zyemtsev and Josh Amberger
    Featured women: Rebekah Keat, and Amelia-Rose Watkinson,

    Full pro start list here

    Event page here


    Follow the IRONMAN 70.
    3 Putrajaya race action here on IRONMAN.com and on Twitter at @IRONMANLive. Join the conversation using the hashtag #IM703Brasilia.

    Race start time: Sunday, April 5: 7:15 a.m. ‚Äď Saturday, April 4, 7:15 p.m. EST


  • Good morning Putrajaya! Here's to 2015 TIME IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya. Good luck athletes! #im703putrajaya

  • Athletes coming into transition area for last minute checks. The quiet morning is slowly coming to life. #im703putrajaya

  • Pro athletes Craig Alexander (AUS) & Josh Amberger (AUS) prepping & checking their bikes. #im703putrajaya

  • The Pro Female athletes are doing their bike checks as well. The transition area is getting more crowded and you could feel the excitement around. #im703putrajaya

  • Pro athletes are at the swim warm up. A few more minutes before the male pro flag off. #im703putrajaya

  • And the pros are flagged off! The pro males first, followed by the pro females. #im703putrajaya

  • Age groupers heading for the swim flag off. You are on fire! #im703putrajaya

  • First out of the swim; or rather 3 out of the swim! Its a tight one. First Amberger, then Watson and Crowie. Just a few steps away from each other. Its heart pounding! #im703putrajaya
  • First out for the bike is Amberger, followed by Crowie & Watson. Another tight one with the 3 of them close to each other again.
  • Earlier on, the pro female athletes are out from the swim to the bike. Leading out first on bike is Rebekah Keat. #im703putrajaya
  • Female pro leading out on bike transition 2nd Emma Bilham followed by Amelia Watkins on 3rd. #im703putrajaya
  • All pros are out from the bike transition and they are on the road! Age groupers are slowly trickling into the bike transition from the swim now. The morning sun is coming this Easter Sunday. You guys are doing great! #im703putrajaya
  • Age groupers are slowly coming into the bike transition. Weather is looking great! #im703putrajaya

  • Recap. Craig Alexander (AUS) out from the swim following Amberger & Watson VERY closely behind. #im703putrajaya

  • Age groupers making their way for the bike course. Its a 90km journey. Keep going athletes! #im703putrajaya

  • LEADING PRO MEN OUT OF THE SWIM
    Josh AMBERGER  (#2) 0:23:57
    Eric WATSON  (#11) 0:23:58 +00:01
    Craig ALEXANDER  (#1) 0:24:01 +00:04
    Tim GREEN  (#8) 0:25:13 +01:16
    Fredrik CRONEBORG  (#3) 0:25:42 +01:45
    Viktor ZYEMTSEV  (#5) 0:27:05 +03:08
    Derek CROSS  (#10) 0:27:20 +03:23
  • @joshamberger led the swim at IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya from Eric Watson and @CrowieAlexander for an Aussie dominated swim.
  • LEADING PRO WOMEN OUT OF THE SWIM
    Rebekah KEAT  (#21) 0:26:37
    Emma BILHAM  (#29) 0:26:53 +00:16
    Amelia WATKINSON  (#22) 0:26:55 +00:17
    Chong IRENE, SEE WIN  (#31) 0:28:26 +01:48
    Kathryn HAESNER  (#27) 0:28:34 +01:56
    Lynette VAN DER MERWE  (#26) 0:29:25 +02:47
    Katja RABE  (#28) 0:29:52 +03:15
    Katy DUFFIELD  (#25) 0:30:39 +04:01
    Parys EDWARDS  (#23) 0:33:26 +06:49
    Ange CASTLE  (#24) 0:34:42 +08:04
  • @rebekahkeat had 16 sec lead over @emmabilham and rising New Zealand talent Amelia Watkinson as the trio were nearly 2 mins clear out of the swim.
  • This just in. Leading on the bike course and spotted at the half way point is Josh Amberger! #im703putrajaya

  • Craig" Crowie" Alexander closely trailing behind in less than 2 mins at the bike u-turn point. #im703putrajaya

  • Spotted at the bike u-turn : Leading in the female pros is Emma Bilham. She is fast! #im703putrajaya
  • Not far behind, in 2nd is Rebekah Keat at the bike u-turn point. She speeding up to make up for time. #im703putrajaya

  • Cheering on for the athletes at the 2015 TIME IRONMAN Putrajaya are the TIME cheer team. Well done! #im703putrajaya

  • The calm before the "running" storm. We are awaiting the pro leaders to return from the bike course. #im703putrajaya

  • Its a bright sunny day at 2015 TIME IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya. Age groupers making their way to the U-turn of the bike course. #im703putrajaya
  • Josh Amberger first back from the bike course and he's heading straight to the run! #im703putrajaya

  • Trailing behind at 2nd overall is Italy's Domenico Passuello and heading for the run. #im703putrajaya

  • Craig "Crowie" Alexander is coming up quickly from behind at 3rd overall heading towards the run. #im703putrajaya

  • @Joshamberger is first out on to the run at #IM703putrjaya from @domeracingtri and @crowiealexander.
  • Emma Bilham just mounted her bike and is currently leading in as the 1st female overall. She's off to her run! #im703putrajaya

  • @emmabilham storms away in the women's pro race, with an 8:53 lead off the bike from @parysedwardstri and @katyduffield with @rebekahkeat 12 mins back in 4th.
  • Currently at the run half way point, leading male Italy's Domenico Passuello storming through. #im703putrajaya

  • Craig "Crowie" Alexander is now coming 2nd on the run (half way point). He's giving a good chase! #im703putrajaya

  • Not far behind, Frederik Croneborg is tailing Crowie's trail at the half way mark. #im703putrajaya

  • And it's Emma Bilham currently taking the female lead on the run. Half way through and going strong! #im703putrajaya

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