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  • At mile 44, Twelsiek leads Millward at 6:00 down. Brandon literally gritting his teeth in 5th. Our spotters say it's getting HOT out there...#IMCDA
  • At mile 50: This year will be all about Potts' and Matthews' "battle of the bike." Potts is this year's defending champion #IMCDA
  • Our thoughts are with @dedegriesbauer after a crash early on the bike at #IMCDA hope you are alright Dede!
  • Paul Matthews. Photo by Nils Nilsen.

  • At mile 40 women: Stevens in first, then Katy Blakemore 12 seconds back. #IMCDA
  • TOP 10 Pro Women through mile 35.05 miles

    1 2:40:11 31 Amanda Stevens CO USA
    2 2:41:16 1:05 40 Katy Blakemore CO USA
    3 2:44:10 4:00 33 Heather Jackson OR USA
    4 2:46:31 6:21 34 Amber Ferreira NH USA
    5 2:47:21 7:10 37 Leslie Dimichele Miller VA USA
    6 2:48:00 7:50 50 Laura Siddall CA GBR
    7 2:48:26 8:16 41 Terry Casey NM USA
    8 2:48:29 8:18 49 Jen Annett BC CAN
    9 2:48:30 8:19 38 Kim Schwabenbauer PA USA
    10 2:49:05 8:55 42 Haley Cooper-Scott WA USA
  • Heather Jackson is making short work of her 8-minute swim deficit and is now 3 minutes back of leader Stevens, riding in third. Blakemore is still in 2nd. #IMCDA
  • Matthews leads Potts by a hair. These guys are fighting. #IMCDA
  • Women at mile 45: Blakemore is staying steady a few seconds back of Stevens, not attempting to gain yet. Nice and steady riding from both. #IMCDA
  • At mile 60, Twelsiek is riding in third falling further off the leaders' pace and is now looking at 6:59 deficit. Millward is in fourth, +7:01. #IMCDA
  • Katy Blakemore just passed Stevens. #IMCDA
  • Blakemore used a hill to her advantage to take the lead, passing Stevens.
  • Our male spotter reports that Potts and Matthews are riding well together, trading places and complementing each other's strengths. Same with Twelsiek and Millward. But the leaders are riding more aggressively. #IMCDA
  • Wondering how the athletes are dealing with the record-breaking heat this year? Check out our article from IRONMAN University Master Coach, Mark Allen:

    Heat Wave 101: Advice from Mark Allen

    IRONMAN.comCoeur d'Alene is predicted to be a cooker this weekend. Arm yourself with an IRONMAN Master Coach's advice for the big day.
  • Leaders at mile 60

  • Stevens back in front, trading places with Blakemore. #IMCDA
  • TOP 10 Pro Men through mile 63

    1 3:22:48 5 Paul Matthews CO AUS
    2 3:22:51 0:03 1 Andy Potts CO USA
    3 3:29:35 6:47 3 Maik Twelsiek AZ DEU
    4 3:29:39 6:51 7 Callum Millward NZL
    5 3:34:18 11:30 18 Stephen Kilshaw BC CAN
    6 3:34:28 11:41 8 Matt Lieto OR USA
    7 3:34:32 11:44 6 Leon Griffin CO AUS
    8 3:34:34 11:46 13 Derek Garcia ID USA
    9 3:34:36 11:48 9 Barrett Brandon TX USA
    10 3:34:37 11:49 11 Pedro Gomes AZ PRT
  • Live video from the course

  • Heather Jackson is 1:22 back of Blakemore and Stevens. She's killing this ride! #IMCDA
  • Big Schmidt. Tiny banana. #imcda #ironman

  • The men through mile 70: Matthews 4 sec back of Potts, Twelsiek 6:34 back, Millward, 6:36 back. #IMCDA
  • At 75 miles, Matthews has pulled back a little from Potts. Now :22 back. #IMCDA
  • Potts smooth and steady.

  • Potts has put over 45 seconds into Matthews over the last few miles. Matthews looks less enthusiastic than before. His head is down, and he's grinding. Potts is trying to make the gap stick. #IMCDA
  • At mile 60, Heather Jackson is :20 back. Our timers predict she'll come into T2 first. #IMCDA
  • Women at mile 60: Stevens, Blakemore (50 sec back), then Jackson about to make the pass! #IMCDA
  • Heather Jackson did a few full IRONMANs as an age-grouper, but is still fairly new to this distance. She has been a strong 70.3 racer, but her first full race as a pro was at IMAZ last November. She did IMTX this past May and finished 11th. She's the one to watch today, that's for sure.
  • And Jackson is now in 2nd! #IMCDA She's on the hunt for Stevens...
  • Our spotters report that Twelsiek and Millward (in 3rd and 4th) were both eating and drinking and asking questions, both still in the game with the heat. #IMCDA
  • Mile 63: Stevens, Jackson 30 sec back, Blakemore 40 sec back.... #IMCDA
  • Mile 70 men's pro race: Kilshaw and Lieto are in fifth and sixth. Both look good and are smiling. 7-11 are "packed like sardines." #IMCDA
  • Trevor Wurtele is about 90 seconds back of 6th place, looking good. "He could very well run through the field if he looks this good in an hour" or spotters report. #IMCDA
  • Jackson just passed Stevens at mile 66. #IMCDA
  • Kim Schwabenbauer (who writes recipes for us here at!) has been moving steadily through the fields on the bike. She's still about 7:00 back, but is a strong runner and one to watch for! Check out her homemade pb fro yo!

    Fast Fuel: Protein-Packed Peanut Butter “Fro-Yo”

    IRONMAN.comThis healthy dessert makes the perfect evening snack for when your muscles need protein the most.
  • At IMAZ in November, third through fifth place women overall were Jackson, Blakemore, and Stevens. Innnnnnnteresting....
  • Video: Jackson leading the race

  • Blakemore staying comfortable behind Stevens, Jackson looks super strong. #IMCDA
  • Defending champ Potts is flying. He has opened up a 5 min gap on Matthews by mile 88... #IMCDA
  • The women through mile 70:

    1 4:15:45 33 Heather Jackson OR USA
    2 4:16:32 0:47 31 Amanda Stevens CO USA
    3 4:17:08 1:24 40 Katy Blakemore CO USA
  • Report from the course: Jackson looks relaxed. Blakemore is smiling. Paul Matthews is fading. #IMCDA
  • It's currently 88 degree Fahrenheit here in Couer d Alene. 31 Celsius. Athletes are enjoying the comparatively cool morning in terms of what's to come.
  • Stevens losing time to Jackson. Now 1:41 back at mile 80. Blakemore 3 min back. #IMCDA
  • Potts has 7:10 lead at mile 94. Twelsiek just passed Paul Matthews, looks good. #IMCDA
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