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IRONMAN 70.3 Texas

  • Pro Men's Field:

    1 Cunningham Richie MPRO AUS (Australia)
    2 Potts Andy MPRO USA (United States)
    3 Bennett Greg MPRO AUS (Australia)
    4 Sanders Lionel MPRO CAN (Canada)
    6 Kahn David MPRO USA (United States)
    7 Russell Matthew MPRO USA (United States)
    8 Gomes Pedro MPRO PRT (Portugal)
    10 Csoke Balazs MPRO HUN (Hungary)
    11 Scheltinga Diederik MPRO NLD (Netherlands)
    12 Scheltinga Evert MPRO NLD (Netherlands)
    13 Zawaski Steven MPRO USA (United States)
    14 Young Dantley MPRO USA (United States)
    15 Williams Brad MPRO USA (United States)
    16 Wade Robert MPRO IRL (Ireland)
    18 Arroyo Bugallo Victor MPRO ESP (Spain)
    19 Baird Chris MPRO USA (United States)
    20 Beals Cody MPRO CAN (Canada)
    21 Tejada Raul MPRO GTM (Guatemala)
    22 Smith Reilly MPRO USA (United States)
    23 Skipper Joe MPRO GBR (United Kingdom)
    25 Brandon Barrett MPRO USA (United States)
    26 Cowan Brooks MPRO USA (United States)
    27 Schuster Patrick MPRO USA (United States)
    28 Racz Levente-Botond MPRO HUN (Hungary)
    29 Quezada Ruiz Sergio MPRO MEX (Mexico)
    30 Manson Jeff MPRO CAN (Canada)
    31 Luft Mikolaj MPRO POL (Poland)
    32 Curbeau Matthew MPRO USA (United States)
    33 Giardini David MPRO ITA (Italy)
    34 Gleeson Dylan MPRO CAN (Canada)
    35 Lubinski James MPRO USA (United States)
    36 Limkemann Eric MPRO USA (United States)
    37 Kotland Peter MPRO CZE ( Czech Republic)
    38 Kotar Keith MPRO USA (United States)
    39 Holderbaum Chad MPRO USA (United States)
  • Pro Women's Field

    45 Lidbury Emma-Kate WPRO GBR (United Kingdom)
    46 Frederiksen Helle WPRO DNK (Denmark)
    47 Keat Rebekah WPRO AUS (Australia)
    48 Piampiano Sarah WPRO USA (United States)
    49 Williamson Kelly WPRO USA (United States)
    50 Naeth Angela WPRO CAN (Canada)
    51 Gross Sara WPRO CAN (Canada)
    52 Barnett Lauren WPRO USA (United States)
    53 Brandon Lauren WPRO USA (United States)
    54 Goss Lauren WPRO USA (United States)
    56 Shutt Beth WPRO USA (United States)
    57 Rusch Maggie WPRO USA (United States)
    58 Ritchie Tami WPRO USA (United States)
    59 Alvarez Palmira WPRO MEX (Mexico)
    60 Anelauskas Kaitlin WPRO USA (United States)
    61 Baird Brianna WPRO USA (United States)
    63 Cameto Sarah WPRO USA (United States)
    64 Johann Carly WPRO USA (United States)
    65 Rakel Kathy WPRO USA (United States)
    66 Preston Rebecca WPRO AUS (Australia)
    67 Meyers Jessica WPRO USA (United States)
    68 McCracken Amelia WPRO USA (United States)
    69 Graves Sarah WPRO USA (United States)
    70 Hector Alice WPRO GBR (United Kingdom)
    71 Hinz Bailey WPRO USA (United States)
    72 Jackson Christina WPRO USA (United States)
    73 LaMacchia Leslie WPRO USA (United States)
    74 Bruck Kate WPRO USA (United States)
  • I'm getting in the 'Texan' spirit in preparation for @IRONMANtri 70.3 Texas and thinking big #IM703Texas http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDIEVs1W8AEvPfr.jpg

  • Thanks to @TriBikeTransprt, the adage 'some assembly required' no longer applies. #IM703Texas. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDYVhOnUEAAQmg3.jpg

  • Authentic food, great service. If you're in Galveston, TX here's my recommendation @RiondosGalv #italian #IM703Texas http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDZPdT9UMAEWDCz.jpg

  • Not going under that puppy till there is 70.3 miles behind me. #finishline #ironmantexas703

  • Check-in at #IM703Texas for @christiantoews #sotheycanhear #ironmantri

  • "...and a wake up". Coming face to face with your dreams is extremely rewarding. If the events of the last few weeks couldn't keep me from getting to the starting line, I am not going to let these next 70.3 miles stop me from reaching that finish line. Special thanks to everyone who has been there for me along the way. Coaches, teammates, and friends. See you on the other side. #IM703TX #triathlon #racing #swimbikerun #fullthrottlenation #im703texas

  • Follow the IRONMAN 70.3 Texas race action here on IRONMAN.com and on Twitter at @IRONMANLive. Join the conversation using the hashtag #IM703Texas.

    Race start time: Sunday, April 19: 7:00 a.m. CDT – 8:00 a.m. EDT

  • More triathletes about to start. #IM703Texas


  • TOP 5 Pro Men - Out Of Swim - Corrected

    1 24:00 2 Andy Potts USA
    2 24:00 0:01 33 David Giardini ITA
    3 24:03 0:03 10 Balazs Csoke HUN
    4 24:06 0:06 25 Barrett Brandon USA
    5 24:10 0:10 36 Eric Limkemann USA
  • First men out of the water. #IM703Texas

  • Lauren Bradon is the first women out of the water followed by Helle Frederiksen +0:45 and Brianna Baird +0:45.
  • TOP 15
    Pro Men - Out Of Swim

    Looks like Potts nipped Giardini to the timing mat

    1 24:05 2 Andy Potts USA
    2 24:05 0:01 33 David Giardini ITA
    3 24:08 0:03 10 Balazs Csoke HUN
    4 24:11 0:06 25 Barrett Brandon USA
    5 24:15 0:10 36 Eric Limkemann USA
    6 25:53 1:49 3 Greg Bennett AUS
    7 25:54 1:49 12 Evert Scheltinga NLD
    8 25:57 1:53 26 Brooks Cowan USA
    9 26:22 2:17 21 Raul Tejada GTM
    10 26:25 2:21 8 Pedro Gomes PRT
    11 26:27 2:22 20 Cody Beals CAN
    12 26:30 2:25 1 Richie Cunningham AUS
    13 27:39 3:34 31 Mikolaj Luft POL
    14 28:16 4:11 29 Sergio Quezada Ruiz MEX
    15 28:24 4:20 32 Matthew Curbeau USA
  • TOP 14 Pro Women - Out Of Swim

    1 25:06 53 Lauren Brandon USA
    2 25:47 0:42 46 Helle Frederiksen DNK
    3 25:50 0:45 61 Brianna Baird USA
    4 27:16 2:11 45 Emma-Kate Lidbury GBR
    5 27:17 2:12 60 Kaitlin Anelauskas USA
    6 27:19 2:13 49 Kelly Williamson USA
    7 27:32 2:27 72 Christina Jackson USA
    8 28:22 3:17 70 Alice Hector GBR
    9 28:34 3:29 51 Sara Gross CAN
    10 29:41 4:36 63 Sarah Cameto USA
    11 29:42 4:37 50 Angela Naeth CAN
    12 29:45 4:40 66 Rebecca Preston AUS
    13 29:45 4:40 52 Lauren Barnett USA
    14 29:47 4:42 65 Kathy Rakel USA
  • The flat, yet windy one loop, out-and-back bike course runs along the Gulf Coast of Texas. Athletes head out of Moody Gardens and bike along the Seawall and hug the Texas coastline, heading south to the end of Galveston Island. Next, athletes will cross over the San Luis Pass onto the mainland, through undeveloped coastline, before turning around and returning to Moody Gardens.

  • Race update #IM703Texas:

    Through 16km, Giardini (ITA) leads over @Andy_Potts by 1'15", @EricLimkemann in 3rd... fb.me/1JPPKyjZv

  • 22km @lb_brandon leads, HF remains at around 28", Emma-Kate Lidbury 2'26", Baird 3'51", Anelauskas 4'18", Williamson 4'19" #IM703Texas #BP
  • Good luck to everyone transitioning to the bike! #IM703Texas

  • According to my "eyes in the sky" HF has caught Brandon at the 40km mark. Lidbury remains at 2'20". #IM703Texas #BP
  • David Giardini is still out in front for the men and has passed the 65km mark, his gap is unknown #IM703Texas #BP
  • It's seems that @Andy_Potts, Beals, Scheltinga and Tejada are the chase group trailing Giardini , reportedly +2min #IM703Texas #BP
  • Nearing the end of the bike we have reports that Giardini has a seven minute lead on a chase pack containing Sanders, Potts, Beal and Scheltinga.
  • At 72 km, Frederiksen leads the women's race with Brandon just two seconds back in second and Lidbury riding in third at +1:25.
  • Giardini is first off the bike and into transition after going unofficially 1:59:14
    for the 56 miles!
  • With less that 6 miles to go on the bike, Frederiksen and Brandon continue to ride to with Lidbury in third +1:23. Naeth is riding in fourth +3:30 and Barnett and Piampiano looking at over five minutes of the leaders pace.
  • TOP 10 Pro Men - Thru 56-Mile Bike Finish

    1 2:24:38 33 David Giardini ITA
    2 2:32:18 7:40 3 Greg Bennett AUS
    3 2:32:25 7:47 4 Lionel Sanders CAN
    4 2:32:26 7:48 12 Evert Scheltinga NLD
    5 2:32:28 7:50 20 Cody Beals CAN
    6 2:32:29 7:52 2 Andy Potts USA
    7 2:32:34 7:56 21 Raul Tejada GTM
    8 2:34:35 9:57 7 Matthew Russell USA
    9 2:35:00 10:22 31 Mikolaj Luft POL
  • At 0.67 miles of the run Girardini has the lead but a hungry pack of six are hunting him down and clawing back time on the leader.

    1 2:29:39 33 David Giardini ITA
    2 2:36:49 7:10 2 Andy Potts USA
    3 2:36:49 7:10 4 Lionel Sanders CAN
    4 2:36:49 7:10 20 Cody Beals CAN
    5 2:36:59 7:20 12 Evert Scheltinga NLD
    6 2:37:03 7:24 3 Greg Bennett AUS
    7 2:37:13 7:34 21 Raul Tejada GTM
  • Giardini leads at 1:3 miles but his pace is (5:55 per mile) is no match for Sanders and Potts who are now leading the charge towards the leader at 5:15 per mile pace.

    1 2:33:29 33 David Giardini ITA
    2 2:40:22 6:54 4 Lionel Sanders CAN
    3 2:40:22 6:54 2 Andy Potts USA
    4 2:40:23 6:54 20 Cody Beals CAN
    5 2:40:38 7:10 3 Greg Bennett AUS
    6 2:40:54 7:26 12 Evert Scheltinga NLD
    7 2:41:00 7:32 21 Raul Tejada GTM

  • Frederiksen is the first women off the bike with Brandon trailing the leader by 37 seconds. Lidbury is next into transition, +1:02.
  • At 4.3 miles, Giardini's lead is now down to 4:37 with Sanders now leading the charge to the front. Potts and Beals are running in third, +4:43 and +4:46 off the pace.


  • At 1.3 miles, Frederiksen has stretched out her lead to 1:56 and 1:57 on Lidbury and Brandon and 4:39 on Naeth.

  • TOP 8 Pro Women - Thru Run Split 2 - 1.34 miles

    1 2:55:50 46 Helle Frederiksen DNK
    2 2:57:45 1:56 45 Emma-Kate Lidbury GBR
    3 2:57:47 1:57 53 Lauren Brandon USA
    4 3:00:29 4:39 50 Angela Naeth CAN
    5 3:02:25 6:36 48 Sarah Piampiano USA
    6 3:02:49 6:59 56 Beth Shutt USA
    7 3:03:14 7:24 52 Lauren Barnett USA
    8 3:04:31 8:41 60 Kaitlin Anelauskas USA
  • at 5.7 miles, Giardini's lead continues to slip as Sanders is now at +3:38 with Potts and Beals hovering 13 and 17 seconds later.
  • #IM703Texas On the run, @helle_f has opened up a 3:28 lead on @eklidbury at 4.4 miles .
  • TOP 10 Pro Men - Thru Run Split 6 - 5.73 miles

    1 3:00:48 33 David Giardini ITA
    2 3:04:15 3:28 4 Lionel Sanders CAN
    3 3:04:28 3:41 2 Andy Potts USA
    4 3:04:32 3:45 20 Cody Beals CAN
    5 3:06:08 5:21 3 Greg Bennett AUS
    6 3:07:13 6:26 21 Raul Tejada GTM
    7 3:10:19 9:32 25 Barrett Brandon USA
    8 3:11:05 10:18 36 Eric Limkemann USA
    9 3:11:35 10:48 15 Brad Williams USA
    10 3:13:47 13:00 16 Robert Wade IRL
  • TOP 4 Pro Women - Thru Run Split 4 - 4.39 miles

    1 3:14:07 46 Helle Frederiksen DNK
    2 3:17:35 3:28 45 Emma-Kate Lidbury GBR
    3 3:18:51 4:44 53 Lauren Brandon USA
    4 3:19:37 5:30 50 Angela Naeth CAN
  • Men's Lead change: Sanders in the lead a Sanders at 8.7 miles:

    1 3:21:07 4 Lionel Sanders CAN
    2 3:21:41 0:35 33 David Giardini ITA
    3 3:21:55 0:49 2 Andy Potts USA
    4 3:22:37 1:31 20 Cody Beals CAN
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