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  • Another 3 min to fourth place in men's field. Everyone looks hot
    Heads are down. Spirits look low.
  • Trever Wurtele is gaining hard at the end into 7th place. Looks great. #IMCDA
  • At 106 miles, Potts' lead has increased to over 8 minutes. Twelsiek is in 2nd, Matthews 10 min back. #IMCDA
  • Andy Potts is hungry for T2, he just passed mile 109 at #IMCDA
  • Jackson at mile 90

  • Stevens 3 minutes back of Jackson at mile 90. #IMCDA
  • 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.

  • Wurtele at mile 3 in 4th place.

  • 3 through 5 close together in the men's race, with Wurtele looking realy good and Kilshaw with a nice cadence.
  • Our spotters report that Jackson, approaching mile 109, "looks like she just started." Looks like this New Hampshire-turned-Bend lady is suited to heat! #IMCDA
  • Kilshaw at mile 4, in 5th, but decide fastest pace after Potts

  • Jackson out of T2. Moving quick.

  • Potts hits mile 9 looking better than at 3. With the turn he knows the gap now and isn't letting the lead slow him down. #IMCDA
  • Amanda Stevens 3 min back heading out on the run

  • Leon Griffin is walking--so the heat is already cracking people. We happened to catch a glimpse of Evoe who is only at mile 4, but looking strongest of the runners we've seen. #IMCDA
  • 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
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