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  • Top 10 men through 90 miles:

    1 4:34:07 1 Andy Potts CO USA
    2 4:40:55 6:48 5 Paul Matthews CO AUS
    3 4:41:59 7:52 3 Maik Twelsiek AZ DEU
    4 4:44:06 9:59 7 Callum Millward NZL
    5 4:47:56 13:49 18 Stephen Kilshaw BC CAN
    6 4:48:07 14:00 8 Matt Lieto OR USA
    7 4:48:50 14:43 4 Trevor Wurtele BC CAN
    8 4:49:16 15:09 13 Derek Garcia ID USA
    9 4:50:00 15:53 11 Pedro Gomes AZ PRT
    10 4:50:03 15:56 9 Barrett Brandon TX USA
  • Potts heads out on the run course.

  • Potts is out on the run course, sweating a lot, but looking smooth and determined. #IMCDA
  • In our age group race, just out of interest here were our top age group men swim splits: TOP 10 Age Group Men - Out Of Swim

    1 51:09 1510 Damien Dominique Leonardi FRA
    2 51:18 0:10 928 Logan Briggs WA USA
    3 51:22 0:13 304 Aaron Gardiner ON CAN
    4 51:37 0:29 1505 Trevor Kosa WA USA
    5 51:48 0:39 2050 Jackson Dovey CA USA
    6 51:48 0:40 1463 Matt Gardner WI USA
    7 52:18 1:10 212 Chris Hauth CA USA
    8 52:27 1:18 327 Darren Mounts CA USA
    9 52:39 1:30 413 Sean Smith NY USA
    10 52:48 1:40 1995 Brad Williams WA USA
  • And for the age group women's swim splits:
    TOP 10 Age Group Women - Out Of Swim

    1 52:39 376 Erin Hunter CA USA
    2 52:48 0:10 697 Lisa Ulrich AB CAN
    3 52:49 0:10 140 Whitney Dawson OR USA
    4 54:37 1:58 725 Andrea Fisher TX USA
    5 55:09 2:31 596 Alison McInturff Amorim UT USA
    6 55:45 3:07 867 Janeen Finke WI USA
    7 56:24 3:46 256 Amy Parent MA USA
    8 56:57 4:19 254 Susanne Davis CA USA
    9 56:57 4:19 853 Samantha Wuttig AK USA
    10 57:03 4:24 651 Brigitta Gruenberg ID USA
  • Maik Twelsiek is now out on the run. Out of T2 he's 8:36 back of Potts. #IMCDA
  • Twelsiek came off the bike under 8 minutes back of Potts, so it looks like he lost a bit of time in transition.
  • Curious how the pros are dealing with their race-day nutrition? Read this article on the best and worst nutrition advice some of them have received in their career:

    From the Pros:

    IRONMAN.comIn the many years they've been doing the sport, these professional triathletes have heard it all. Here's what they'll never do again.
  • Our spotters report that Twelsiek is apparently moving a little faster than Potts. A lot can happen in this heat. So much sweat happening on the course! #IMCDA
  • Twelsiek heading out of T2

  • TOP 5 Pro Men out of T2

    1 5:27:10 1 Andy Potts CO USA
    2 5:35:45 8:36 3 Maik Twelsiek AZ DEU
    3 5:40:38 13:28 7 Callum Millward NZL
    4 5:41:37 14:28 5 Paul Matthews CO AUS
    5 5:41:58 14:49 4 Trevor Wurtele BC CAN
  • Callum Milward on the run

  • Milward on the run. Matthews and Wuertele right behind. Callum looks the strongest, short strides. His smaller stature might help in the heat. #IMCDA
  • Potts is through mile 3. Twelsiek 9:15 back at mile 1.5 #IMCDA
  • Lieto is apparently putting the chase on. Positions 3 through 6 "up for grabs" our experts say. #IMCDA
  • Potts on the run, "quiet and hot"

  • Top 15 pro men out on the run course now, including the fleet-footed Matt Russell & Trevor Wurtele #IMCDA
  • Jackson still smiling at mile 100, Stevens 2:45 back, focused, Blakemore 7:15 back, also smiling. #IMCDA
  • Potts on the run, Photo by Nils Nilsen

  • Top pro male bike splits:

    1 4:33:13 24.6 1 Andy Potts
    2 4:36:40 24.3 3 Maik Twelsiek
    3 4:41:30 23.9 4 Trevor Wurtele
    4 4:43:37 23.7 18 Stephen Kilshaw
    5 4:43:53 23.7 8 Matt Lieto
    6 4:44:08 23.7 7 Callum Millward
    7 4:46:00 23.5 2 Matt Russell
    8 4:46:02 23.5 21 Jonathan Shearon
    9 4:46:56 23.4 5 Paul Matthews
    10 4:47:08 23.4 13 Derek Garcia
  • At mile 5, Potts has been able to maintain his lead. Twelsiek is now almost 10 minutes back, with Millward now 15 minutes back (he was 13:30 back out of T2). The heat is starting to really put its fingerprint on this race. #IMCDA
  • Potts is running a low 6 minute mile pace--likely the reason he's maintaining his position. The next fastest runner behind him is Stephen Kilshaw, running in the high 6's. #IMCDA
  • Our spotters report that Potts' gap is growing by about :30 a mile! He wants another title here, doesn't he? #IMCDA
  • Twelsiek is focused.

  • Leon Griffin is out. #IMCDA.
  • Twelsiek has faded to 15 min back, at mile 7.5 still in second. Milward in 2nd 14 min back of Potts #IMCDA
  • Stevens is giving chase but Jackson is looking stronger. #IMCDA
  • Wurtele, Kilshaw, Lieto in 4-6th at mile, between 15-20 min back. #imcda
  • Potts getting aid at mile 10. Looks strong and unwaivered by the

  • Jackson slaying the run course.

  • At mile 10 Potts' gap has grown to a staggering 15 minutes on Twelsiek who is taking his time getting his fluids in. 3, 4 and 5 (Millward, Kilshaw, Wurtele) are all right there, looking strong and motivated for podium spots. #IMCDA
  • Alan Wolfe is at mile 70 on the bike. He is wearing bib #179, in memory of Jon Blais, ALS warrior. Read more about how YOU can wear the bib.

    In Coeur d'Alene, a Roll to Remember

    IRONMAN.comCity councilman Alan Wolfe will be crossing the finish line this weekend wearing a very special bib number.
  • TOP 10 Pro Women out of T2

    1 6:14:33 33 Heather Jackson OR USA
    2 6:17:56 3:24 31 Amanda Stevens CO USA
    3 6:24:17 9:44 40 Katy Blakemore CO USA
    4 6:26:58 12:25 34 Amber Ferreira NH USA
    5 6:27:12 12:39 38 Kim Schwabenbauer PA USA
    6 6:32:23 17:50 49 Jen Annett BC CAN
    7 6:34:49 20:17 42 Haley Cooper-Scott WA USA
    8 6:35:09 20:37 37 Leslie Dimichele Miller VA USA
    9 6:36:26 21:53 50 Laura Siddall CA GBR
    10 6:37:02 22:30 46 Tamara Kozulina UKR
  • At 4 miles, Jackson has increased her lead over Stevens by a minute (from 3 minutes to over 4 minutes) since she blazed out of T2. #IMCDA
  • Katy Blakemore in 3rd, 11 min back

  • Wurtele and Millward are running neck in neck for 2nd. Behind them, Kilshaw, Twelsiek, then a gap to Lieto, Gomes, Brandon...#IMCDA
  • Pain train at mile 10

  • Apparently Amber Ferreira and Jen Annett got drafting penalties on the bike. They're now 4th and 6th on the run, respectively. #IMCDA
  • Amber Ferreira is closing the gap quickly, running a quick pace in 4th 13 min back. Probably about to take 3rd...#IMCDA
  • Millward and Wurtele neck in neck for 2nd, 17 min behind Potts. #IMCDA
  • Jackson almost to the turnaround.

  • Ferreira now in 3rd, Blakemore in 4th. Stevens still 4 min back of Jackson, who is now at mile 6.5. Schwabenbaeur in 5th
  • Barring a catastrophic blow-up, this is Jackson's race to win. She just keeps opening up more and more of a gap. She's now past mile 7.22. #IMCDA
  • Schwabenbauer has now passed Blakemore for 4th. #IMCDA
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