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    Sanders is now almost 2 minutes back, he's lost time to Skipper.
    Hoffman's now down 5:10 to Skipper. #IMTX
    Women at 3.7 miles:

    1 6:10:39 49 Angela Naeth CAN
    2 6:10:40 0:02 42 Leanda Cave GBR
    3 6:15:12 4:33 43 Corinne Abraham GBR
    4 6:15:33 4:55 41 Rachel Joyce GBR
    5 6:18:03 7:24 44 Heather Wurtele CAN
    Naeth has stretched out a 10-12 second lead on Cave at just over 5 miles into the run.
    Matt Hansen at 10.5 miles is putting time into the leaders. He's decreased his 9:26 deficit off the bike down to 5:33. #IMTX

    Naeth leads

    Bree Wee has pulled out of the race.
    At 5.5 miles Naeth is inching away from the field and has a 12 second lead on Cave while Abraham is running in third +5:07 and Joyce in fourth, at +5:11, while Wurtele is sitting 8:10 off the pace.
    Joyce has just stormed by Abraham and now running strong in third.
    Our four lead men have almost 10 minutes on fifth-place Ronnie Schildknecht and the rest of the men's field. Raelert is 17 minutes off the leaders in 8th. #IMTX
    At #IMTX @joe_skipper88 leads, with @Lsanderstri 2 minutes back, @bhoffmanracing holds steady, with @matthansontri making huge moves

    Joyce running strong.

    #IMTX @LSanderstri has lost another minute to @joe_Skippe88, and is now 3 minutes back at mile 13. @matthansontri is now only 3:42 back.

    Sanders limping through mile 13 aid

    At mile 13 #IMTX @benhoffmantri has fallen off the leader and is 7:30 down.
    #IMTX race course record holder @matthansontri is running between 5:30 and 6:20 minute miles
    Hanson is making up 40 seconds per mile.
    Watching #IMTX Broadcast makes me want to do another #Ironman @IRONMANtri #swimbikerun
    At 7 miles, Naeth has expanded her lead to 24 seconds on Cave. Joyce is in third, +5:05 while Abraham is running in fourth, +5:43 with still lots of racing to go.

    Hanson will likely take the lead by the end of the 2nd lap

    Men through 13 miles:



    TOP 10 Pro Men - Thru Run Split 7 - 12.59 miles

    1 6:33:13 28 Joe Skipper GBR
    2 6:36:07 2:54 10 Lionel Sanders CAN
    3 6:36:55 3:42 19 Matt Hanson USA
    4 6:40:41 7:28 4 Ben Hoffman USA
    5 6:46:19 13:06 8 Ronnie Schildknecht CHE
    6 6:48:45 15:32 27 Jonathan Shearon USA
    7 6:50:06 16:53 22 Jeremy Jurkiewicz FRA
    8 6:51:44 18:31 11 Pedro Gomes PRT
    9 6:54:30 21:17 24 David Plese SVN
    10 6:54:53 21:40 6 Andreas Raelert DEU

    Abraham running in fourth.

    Word has it that Hoffman has faded (+14:30) and has had a bad nose bleed.
    Hanson just blew by Skipper and into the lead here at Ironman Texas.
    Naeth has run through 10.5 miles and has a 39 second lead on Cave who still has a solid hold on second.
    Naeth has increased her lead gap to +1:15 lead on Cave as the pair run through mile 13.
    Hanson is running away from Skipper and has a 2:28 advantage as the men run by our spotters at 19 miles.
    At 19 miles, Sanders is running in third, but has faltered in the Texas heat and is now looking at a 9:14 deficit.
    Women through 12.6 miles

    1 7:13:12 49 Angela Naeth CAN
    2 7:14:18 1:06 42 Leanda Cave GBR
    3 7:20:17 7:05 41 Rachel Joyce GBR
    4 7:26:01 12:49 43 Corinne Abraham GBR

    Medals

    Hanson continues to power his way through the marathon course and has a shot of going sub eight hours here in Texas in some brutal heat and humidity.
    Hanson went through 21.4 miles and bumped up his lead to +4:33 on Skipper.
    Running order of the women at 12.6 miles:

    1 7:13:12 49 Angela Naeth CAN
    2 7:14:18 1:06 42 Leanda Cave GBR
    3 7:20:17 7:05 41 Rachel Joyce GBR
    4 7:26:01 12:49 43 Corinne Abraham GBR
    5 7:27:32 14:21 44 Heather Wurtele CAN
    6 7:29:20 16:08 57 Katy Blakemore USA
    7 7:30:39 17:27 40 Kelly Williamson USA
    8 7:30:45 17:34 54 Sarah Piampiano USA
    after a late race pass, Ronnie Schildknech has run his way into a third with a time of 8:21:03
    Sanders, who was in the mix all day, finishes fourth: 8:24:54
    More women through 19 miles:

    1 8:01:38 49 Angela Naeth CAN
    2 8:04:25 2:48 42 Leanda Cave GBR
    3 8:12:53 11:15 41 Rachel Joyce GBR
    4 8:18:21 16:44 40 Kelly Williamson USA
    5 8:19:05 17:27 43 Corinne Abraham GBR
    6 8:19:46 18:08 54 Sarah Piampiano USA

    Naeth has a 3 minute lead on Cave at 22 miles.

    Joyce running in third at 22 miles, over 11 minutes off the pace.

    Williamson cruising along in fourth, 3:50 behind Joyce.

    Going back, here was the running order for the women at 21 miles:

    1 8:18:06 49 Angela Naeth CAN
    2 8:21:18 3:12 42 Leanda Cave GBR
    3 8:30:08 12:02 41 Rachel Joyce GBR
    4 8:34:14 16:08 40 Kelly Williamson USA
    5 8:36:26 18:20 43 Corinne Abraham GBR
    6 8:36:57 18:52 54 Sarah Piampiano USA
    7 8:37:28 19:22 44 Heather Wurtele CAN
    8 8:40:17 22:11 57 Katy Blakemore USA
    Top 10 men

    1 8:07:05 19 Matt Hanson USA
    2 8:16:26 9:21 28 Joe Skipper GBR
    3 8:21:03 13:58 8 Ronnie Schildknecht CHE
    4 8:24:54 17:49 10 Lionel Sanders CAN
    5 8:26:42 19:37 11 Pedro Gomes PRT
    6 8:31:30 24:25 22 Jeremy Jurkiewicz FRA
    7 8:33:28 26:23 7 Matthew Russell USA
    8 8:33:55 26:51 4 Ben Hoffman USA
    9 8:36:32 29:27 24 David Plese SVN
    10 8:39:48 32:43 20 Jarmo Hast FIN
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