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  • Tim O'Donnell seems to be really struggling - he lost two minutes in the first two miles of the run. He was 8:54 back after T2 and now he's 10:59 behind race-leader Jordan Rapp.
  • At this pace Brent McMahon will take the lead of the race by 8 miles. Here are the first four through 4 miles:
    1 5:33:29 1 Jordan Rapp USA
    2 5:33:55 0:27 4 Maik Twelsiek DEU
    3 5:35:49 2:21 7 Brent McMahon CAN
    4 5:36:48 3:20 14 Clemente Alonso Mckernan ESP
  • Here are the splits for the first four women through 102 miles:
    1 5:19:10 65 Meredith Kessler USA
    2 5:27:08 7:58 69 Heather Jackson USA
    3 5:28:43 9:33 67 Lisa Huetthaler AUT
    4 5:30:32 11:22 93 Amanda Stevens USA
  • For the first time today we're seeing Trevor Galvin take the lead in the men's age group race - through 84 miles he's 8 second up on Adam Zucco:

    1 4:32:01 654 Trevor Galvin USA
    2 4:32:09 0:08 657 Adam Zucco USA
    3 4:38:15 6:14 301 Larry Hasson CAN
    4 4:38:19 6:18 162 Doug Nowak USA
    5 4:39:46 7:45 2588 Leo Carrillo USA
    6 4:41:23 9:22 842 Steve Johnson USA
    7 4:41:23 9:23 1761 Timothy Livolsi Jr USA
    8 4:41:44 9:44 770 Scott Iott USA
    9 4:42:03 10:02 161 Adrian Lawson CAN
    10 4:43:31 11:30 769 Rob Gray ZAF
  • In the women's age group race Cathy Yndestad and Amanda Wendorff continue to have a close battle for the overall lead through 84 miles:

    1 5:03:20 1308 Cathy Yndestad USA
    2 5:04:07 0:47 647 Amanda Wendorff USA
    3 5:12:26 9:06 3209 Tanya Salomon CAN
    4 5:13:05 9:45 169 Kristine Juno USA
    5 5:14:32 11:12 747 Christina Feliz USA
    6 5:15:50 12:30 1327 Peggy Burns USA
    7 5:15:50 12:30 1153 Tatiana Marvin GBR
    8 5:17:13 13:53 221 Emily Lanter USA
    9 5:18:15 14:55 1103 Susan Barth USA
    10 5:18:48 15:28 1183 Kristi Stocking USA
  • #IMArizona Through 5 miles Jordan Rapp is still in front, but he's only 5 seconds ahead of Maik Twelsiek.
  • #IMArizona Brent McMahon continues to gain time on the men ahead of him - he's 1:58 behind Rapp in third.
  • #IMArizona Meredith Kessler is on her way into T2 after a 4:48:05 bike split! She's lead this race from the gun so far.
  • Here are the men's splits through 5.2 miles:
    1 5:42:51 1 Jordan Rapp USA
    2 5:42:56 0:05 4 Maik Twelsiek DEU
    3 5:44:49 1:59 7 Brent McMahon CAN
    4 5:45:52 3:02 14 Clemente Alonso Mckernan ESP
  • #IMArizona- Ms. Kessler comes into T2

  • Flying through the first few miles of the run - Brent McMahon, the Canadian Olympian, looks awesome as he moves towards the lead. Photo: Nils Nilsen.

  • With a mile to go on the bike Heather Jackson has gained another minute on Meredith Kessler - she's 7:03 down as she nears T2. There's been a definite shift in the momentum of this race over the last loop of the bike - Jackson now appears to be very much in contention here today.
  • #IMArizona- Heather Jackson, second-place coming into T2

  • #IMArizona Heather Jackson had a great third loop of the bike and heads out to the run in second.

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  • After a rough first two miles Tim O'Donnell is back to his regular running form - he's now started to gain some time on the men ahead of him.
  • The first four women off the bike:

    1 5:41:33 65 Meredith Kessler USA
    2 5:48:29 6:56 69 Heather Jackson USA
    3 5:51:48 10:15 67 Lisa Huetthaler AUT
    4 5:52:53 11:20 93 Amanda Stevens USA
  • Starting the run Heather Jackson lost some time to race-leader Meredith Kessler - the lead is back up to 7:22.
  • #IMArizona Jordan Rapp just won't let his lead go! Through 8 miles he's 13 seconds ahead of Maik Twelsiek.
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  • #IMArizona 2000 Olympic silver medalist Stephan Vuckovic early on the run course.

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  • #IMArizona Through the first mile Heather Jackson has gained more time - she's 7:06 behind Meredith Kessler. Lisa Huetthaler 3rd@10:15.
  • Here are the women's splits off the bike:
    1 5:42:45 65 Meredith Kessler USA
    2 5:50:06 7:22 69 Heather Jackson USA
    3 5:52:58 10:14 67 Lisa Huetthaler AUT
    4 5:55:06 12:22 93 Amanda Stevens USA
    5 5:58:57 16:12 70 Katy Blakemore USA
    6 5:58:58 16:14 77 Christina Jackson USA
  • #IMArizona- SmileTrain Team Empower

  • Through 8 miles of the men's race Brent McMahon continues to gain time, but not as quickly as he was earlier on the run:
    1 5:59:28 1 Jordan Rapp USA
    2 5:59:40 0:13 4 Maik Twelsiek DEU
    3 6:01:12 1:45 7 Brent McMahon CAN
    4 6:02:34 3:07 14 Clemente Alonso Mckernan ESP
  • Here are the women's splits through 4 miles:
    1 5:55:58 65 Meredith Kessler USA
    2 6:03:09 7:12 69 Heather Jackson USA
    3 6:06:18 10:21 67 Lisa Huetthaler AUT
    4 6:08:21 12:23 93 Amanda Stevens USA
  • #IMArizona- Women's leader Meredith Kessler, smiling about something. Wonder what it could be…

  • #IMArizona Through 10 miles of the run Rapp is 22 seconds ahead of Twelsiek, but only 1:10 up on McMahon. Alonso Mckernan in 4th @ 2:35.
  • #IMArizona- Heather Jackson has made up over a minute on Meredith Kessler.

  • Here are the top 10 age group men off the bike - Adam Zucco hammered the last lap of the bike to lead the way out to the run course:
    1 5:21:05 657 Adam Zucco USA
    2 5:26:05 5:01 654 Trevor Galvin USA
    3 5:27:38 6:34 162 Doug Nowak USA
    4 5:28:36 7:31 161 Adrian Lawson CAN
    5 5:29:04 8:00 301 Larry Hasson CAN
    6 5:29:47 8:42 842 Steve Johnson USA
    7 5:31:00 9:56 2588 Leo Carrillo USA
    8 5:31:42 10:38 769 Rob Gray ZAF
    9 5:32:03 10:59 770 Scott Iott USA
    10 5:32:46 11:42 1761 Timothy Livolsi Jr USA
  • #IMArizona Lots of drama on the run course at 11 miles! Brent McMahon now 33 seconds behind Rapp, with Twelsiek in between the two.
  • Here are the official splits at 11 miles:
    1 6:21:25 1 Jordan Rapp USA
    2 6:21:40 0:16 4 Maik Twelsiek DEU
    3 6:21:58 0:33 7 Brent McMahon CAN
    4 6:23:22 1:57 14 Clemente Alonso Mckernan ESP
  • #IMArizona Lisa Huetthaler on the run.

  • #IMArizona Jacqui Gordon starts the run.

  • Through 4 miles of the women's race we have:
    1 6:08:53 65 Meredith Kessler USA
    2 6:16:11 7:19 69 Heather Jackson USA
    3 6:19:32 10:40 67 Lisa Huetthaler AUT
    4 6:21:18 12:25 93 Amanda Stevens USA
  • #IMArizona Meredith Kessler is picking up time on the run. Through 5 miles her lead is up to 7:50 on Heather Jackson. Huetthaler 10:45 back.
  • #IMArizona Brent McMahon is in the lead! Through 13 miles he's 18 seconds up on Rapp, 24 secs on Twelsiek and 59 on Alonso Mckernan.
  • The half marathon splits - they're going fast!
    McMahon - 1:20:46
    Alonso Mckernan 1:21:31
    Twelsiek - 1:23:21
    Rapp - 1:24:16
  • #IMArizona Brent McMahon ran a 1:20:46 half marathon split to take the lead.
  • #IMArizona Through 13 miles Markus Fachbach and Tim O'Donnell are 5th and 6th - 10:04 and 10:20 back.
  • Caption this ... even Heather Jackson is laughing! Photo: Nils Nilsen

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