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  • This man leads n looks awesome, ITU awesome, impressive! Rapp and Twelsiek are dropping time fast. #IMArizona Mile 14 http://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2lu4rRCYAEUbfu.jpg

  • Men's splits through the half marathon split:
    1 6:33:05 7 Brent McMahon CAN
    2 6:33:22 0:18 1 Jordan Rapp USA
    3 6:34:03 0:59 4 Maik Twelsiek DEU
    4 6:34:43 1:38 14 Clemente Alonso Mckernan ESP
    5 6:43:52 10:48 24 Markus Fachbach DEU
    6 6:44:07 11:03 3 Tim O'Donnell USA
    7 6:47:19 14:15 2 Viktor Zyemtsev UKR
    8 6:47:42 14:38 22 Marc Duelsen DEU
    9 6:49:34 16:29 43 Jonathan Shearon USA
    10 6:49:59 16:55 8 David Kahn USA
  • Through 15 miles Brent McMahon continues to pull away from the entire field, but Jordan Rapp is hanging tough - he's still less than a minute behind:
    1 6:45:18 7 Brent McMahon CAN
    2 6:46:07 0:49 1 Jordan Rapp USA
    3 6:47:42 2:24 4 Maik Twelsiek DEU
    4 6:47:46 2:28 14 Clemente Alonso Mckernan ESP
  • Well, so much for Jordan Rapp hanging tough - over the last mile and a half Brent McMahon gained over 30 seconds and appears to be on track to his first Ironman win ... in his first Ironman race. Alonso McKernan is now 2:36 behind and Maik Twelsiek appears to have cracked - he's 4:18 behind.
  • Meredith Kessler is really starting to do some damage to the rest of the women in the field - through 8 miles. Now Heather Jackson needs to be worried about holding off Lisa Huetthaler and staying in second:
    1 6:37:07 65 Meredith Kessler USA
    2 6:46:18 9:12 69 Heather Jackson USA
    3 6:48:02 10:56 67 Lisa Huetthaler AUT
    4 6:50:55 13:48 93 Amanda Stevens USA
    5 6:56:30 19:24 70 Katy Blakemore USA
  • I did say that Heather Jackson had to worry about holding off Lisa Huetthaler, right? Through 10 miles the Austrian has moved into second:
    1 6:52:12 65 Meredith Kessler USA
    2 7:02:46 10:35 67 Lisa Huetthaler AUT
    3 7:02:53 10:42 69 Heather Jackson USA
  • Through 18 miles Brent McMahon continues to lead the way - now Jordan Rapp's hold on second is starting to look a bit precarious - Clemente Alonso Mckernan is gaining time on the American. Here were the splits through 18 miles:

    1 7:06:28 7 Brent McMahon CAN
    2 7:08:30 2:02 1 Jordan Rapp USA
    3 7:09:22 2:55 14 Clemente Alonso Mckernan ESP
  • Starting the run Adam Zucco had a lead of almost two minutes on Trevor Galvin:

    1 5:48:03 657 Adam Zucco USA
    2 5:49:47 1:44 654 Trevor Galvin USA
    3 5:51:36 3:33 162 Doug Nowak USA
    4 5:52:26 4:24 842 Steve Johnson USA
    5 5:54:28 6:25 769 Rob Gray ZAF
    6 5:54:28 6:25 301 Larry Hasson CAN
    7 5:55:26 7:23 2588 Leo Carrillo USA
    8 5:55:27 7:24 770 Scott Iott USA
    9 5:56:06 8:03 1761 Timothy Livolsi Jr USA
    10 6:00:10 12:07 165 Jesse Moore USA
  • Through 5 miles Trevor Galvin has moved to the front of the age group race:
    1 6:26:07 654 Trevor Galvin USA
    2 6:26:42 0:35 657 Adam Zucco USA
    3 6:28:45 2:38 842 Steve Johnson USA
    4 6:30:37 4:31 770 Scott Iott USA
    5 6:32:54 6:47 769 Rob Gray ZAF
    6 6:34:41 8:34 1761 Timothy Livolsi Jr USA
    7 6:36:00 9:54 162 Doug Nowak USA
    8 6:37:37 11:30 2588 Leo Carrillo USA
    9 6:38:08 12:01 301 Larry Hasson CAN
    10 6:38:39 12:32 165 Jesse Moore USA
  • Here are the top 9 age group women off the bike:
    1 6:21:45 4:14 1308 Cathy Yndestad USA
    2 6:21:47 4:16 647 Amanda Wendorff USA
    3 6:33:01 15:29 3209 Tanya Salomon CAN
    4 6:33:51 16:20 1153 Tatiana Marvin GBR
    5 6:34:46 17:15 1103 Susan Barth USA
    6 6:36:02 18:31 169 Kristine Juno USA
    7 6:36:05 18:34 221 Emily Lanter USA
    8 6:38:00 20:29 1183 Kristi Stocking USA
    9 6:38:22 20:51 747 Christina Feliz USA
  • Two miles into the run Amanda Wendorff has moved into the lead of the age group race:
    1 6:38:06 647 Amanda Wendorff USA
    2 6:38:08 0:02 1308 Cathy Yndestad USA
    3 6:51:24 13:18 3209 Tanya Salomon CAN
    4 6:51:57 13:51 1153 Tatiana Marvin GBR
    5 6:53:08 15:02 221 Emily Lanter USA
    6 6:53:40 15:34 169 Kristine Juno USA
    7 6:54:01 15:55 1103 Susan Barth USA
    8 6:55:11 17:05 747 Christina Feliz USA
  • Here are the splits for the pro women through 11 miles:
    1 7:00:39 65 Meredith Kessler USA
    2 7:10:54 10:15 67 Lisa Huetthaler AUT
    3 7:11:25 10:47 69 Heather Jackson USA
    4 7:16:34 15:55 93 Amanda Stevens USA
  • #IMArizona Brent McMahon is 5 miles away from taking his first Ironman title. He's through 21 miles of the marathon.
  • Through 18 miles the men's race seems to be fairly well figured out for the first four ... after that, though, we could see some changes - Tim O'Donnell isn't going to have any kind of fun holding off Viktor Zyemtsev over the last eight miles:
    1 7:06:28 7 Brent McMahon CAN
    2 7:08:30 2:02 1 Jordan Rapp USA
    3 7:09:22 2:55 14 Clemente Alonso Mckernan ESP
    4 7:11:38 5:10 4 Maik Twelsiek DEU
    5 7:19:39 13:11 3 Tim O'Donnell USA
    6 7:22:14 15:46 2 Viktor Zyemtsev UKR
    7 7:22:48 16:21 22 Marc Duelsen DEU
    8 7:26:02 19:35 43 Jonathan Shearon USA
    9 7:26:22 19:55 8 David Kahn USA
  • #IMArizona Through 21 miles Brent McMahon is still in front, but we have a new second place runner - Alonso Mckernan. Rapp in 3rd.
  • Through 23 miles it'll take something major to happen to Brent McMahon for him not to win this race. His lead is up to 4:31 on Clemente Alonso Mckernan.
  • #IMArizona- USAT official Barry Siff

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  • #IMArizona- Photographers waiting for the winner

  • #IMArizona Brent McMahon is your Ironman Arizona presented by Waste Management champion! A new course record 7:56!
  • Brent McMahon at the finish line:
    "I just went out and ran a pace that I could hold. I just wanted a great half. I kept rolling and the fans kept cheering. It was about coming here and putting together the best race that I could. Getting ready for this was tough - I had tendinitis, a virus, and then a few days ago I got shingles."
  • #IMArizona Brent McMahon ran 2:43:30 to finish in 7:55:38! He just became the 26th person to go under 8 hours for an Ironman race.
  • #IMArizona- Winner!

  • #IMArizona Clemente Alonso McKernan gets second.
  • #IMArizona Mike Reilly and Brent McMahon.

  • #IMArizona Through 17 miles Meredith Kessler's lead is up to 9 minutes on Lisa Huetthaler and 14:50 on Heather Jackson.
  • #IMArizona Third place today goes to Jordan Rapp who set a new bike course record earlier today.
  • Brent McMahon wins Ironman Arizona. Photo: Nils Nilsen.

  • Brent McMahon takes Ironman Arizona presented by Waste Management.

  • Through 17 miles Meredith Kessler has this race very much in control:
    1 7:41:13 65 Meredith Kessler USA
    2 7:50:14 9:01 67 Lisa Huetthaler AUT
    3 7:56:03 14:50 69 Heather Jackson USA
    4 8:01:22 20:10 93 Amanda Stevens USA
    5 8:03:02 21:50 70 Katy Blakemore USA
  • Maik Twelsiek and Tim O'Donnell hung tough for 4th and 5th.

    1 7:55:48 7 Brent McMahon CAN
    2 8:00:42 4:54 14 Clemente Alonso Mckernan ESP
    3 8:03:14 7:26 1 Jordan Rapp USA
    4 8:07:59 12:11 4 Maik Twelsiek DEU
    5 8:11:00 15:12 3 Tim O'Donnell USA
  • Viktor Zyemtsev finished sixth, just ahead of Marc Duelson.
  • The women's course record here in Arizona is Chrissie Wellington's 8:36:13 from 2010, the year she had to pull out of Kona due to illness. That won't be touched today ... (and might not be touched for a long time!) Through 21 miles Meredith Kessler appears to be on track to get what has been an elusive win for her - she's competed in all 11 Ironman Arizona races.
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  • #IMArizona- Plenty of excitement among the amateurs out here still on the run.

  • #IMArizona- And some serious heroics, too.

  • Through 18 miles we've got yet another new leader in the men's age group race - Steve Johnson was 4:24 behind starting the run and has now taken the age group lead:
    1 7:59:46 842 Steve Johnson USA
    2 8:00:53 1:07 654 Trevor Galvin USA
    3 8:01:05 1:19 770 Scott Iott USA
  • #IMArizona Meredith Kessler, racing at Ironman Arizona for the 11th time, is three miles away from her first title here in Tempe.
  • Through the halfway point of the run Amanda Wendorff and Cathy Yndestad are still battling for the age group crown. Just 1:51 separate the two Americans.
    1 8:07:07 647 Amanda Wendorff USA
    2 8:08:57 1:51 1308 Cathy Yndestad USA
  • Through 21 miles Lisa Huetthaler made up some time on Meredith Kessler - unfortunately it was just 6 seconds over the last three miles. Our crack timing crew is predicting a Kessler win ...
    1 8:11:38 65 Meredith Kessler USA
    2 8:20:37 8:59 67 Lisa Huetthaler AUT
    3 8:29:28 17:50 69 Heather Jackson USA
  • Christophe Bastie was lucky number 13 across the line today. Here are the first 13 pro men:
    1 7:55:48 7 Brent McMahon CAN
    2 8:00:42 4:54 14 Clemente Alonso Mckernan ESP
    3 8:03:14 7:26 1 Jordan Rapp USA
    4 8:07:59 12:11 4 Maik Twelsiek DEU
    5 8:11:00 15:12 3 Tim O'Donnell USA
    6 8:18:16 22:28 2 Viktor Zyemtsev UKR
    7 8:18:39 22:51 22 Marc Duelsen DEU
    8 8:20:28 24:40 43 Jonathan Shearon USA
    9 8:22:06 26:18 8 David Kahn USA
    10 8:29:52 34:04 6 Paul Matthews AUS
    11 8:33:43 37:56 51 Nicholas Ward Munoz GBR
    12 8:37:52 42:05 46 Edo Van Der Meer NLD
    13 8:38:25 42:37 13 Christophe Bastie FRA
  • #IMArizona Through 23 miles Meredith Kessler's lead over Lisa Huetthaler is up to 9:06. She's on her way to a win in her 11th IM Arizona!
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