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  • Skipper is through mile 4 of the run. #IMTX
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  • Our first age-group male is out onto the run course, Terry Moore of the USA
  • At mile 4, Sanders is just steps away from Skipper in the lead. #IMTX
  • Naeth and Cave are in the closing miles of the bike and riding first and second and should be hitting the transition momentarily.
  • Ben Hoffman rode a 4:20:38, only 1:30 difference from the time predicted by BestBikeSplit.com.
  • Our spotters say Hoffman looks the freshest out on the run

  • Naeth is first off the bike with Cave just seconds back as the pair run into the transition.
  • Hoffman runs through "Hippie Hollow"

  • Ben Hoffman averaged 267 watts today, only 7 watts less than he did in Kona. Check out his power file in TrainingPeaks.
  • Corinne Abraham is the third women into T2, +3:34 behind Naeth and Cave.
  • Our first age-group woman is into T2: Rebecca Ledesma (USA)
  • Joyce rolls up to the dismount line in fourth followed by Wurtele – time splits coming.
  • Naeth and Cave are running stride for stride at mile 1. #IMTX
  • Early into the run, Naeth leads the way with Cave right on her heels.
  • Top 5 women at the bike finish:

    1 5:43:25 49 Angela Naeth CAN
    2 5:43:30 0:05 42 Leanda Cave GBR
    3 5:46:58 3:34 43 Corinne Abraham GBR
    4 5:48:15 4:50 41 Rachel Joyce GBR
    5 5:50:18 6:53 44 Heather Wurtele CAN
  • Sanders at mile 6, 40 sec back

  • Sofie Goos

  • We have some very talented women in the top five out on the run now (Naeth, Cave, Abraham, Joyce and Wurtele). With the heat and humidity the women’s race is wide open.
  • Leading Male mile 8
    #IMTX

  • Top 10 women off the bike:

    1 5:43:25 49 Angela Naeth CAN
    2 5:43:30 0:05 42 Leanda Cave GBR
    3 5:46:58 3:34 43 Corinne Abraham GBR
    4 5:48:15 4:50 41 Rachel Joyce GBR
    5 5:50:18 6:53 44 Heather Wurtele CAN
    6 5:50:54 7:29 57 Katy Blakemore USA
    7 5:57:00 13:35 54 Sarah Piampiano USA
    8 5:57:09 13:44 47 Heather Jackson USA
    9 5:57:28 14:03 45 Bree Wee USA
    10 5:57:45 14:20 51 Sofie Goos BEL
  • Matt Hansen looking strong on Waterway

  • Pro Women's Bike Splits:

    1 4:40:40 23.9 43 Abraham, Corinne
    2 4:41:38 23.9 49 Naeth, Angela
    3 4:47:43 23.4 42 Cave, Leanda
    4 4:49:53 23.2 54 Piampiano, Sarah
    5 4:51:36 23.0 44 Wurtele, Heather
    6 4:52:35 23.0 41 Joyce, Rachel
    7 4:54:52 22.8 57 Blakemore, Katy
    8 4:55:08 22.8 47 Jackson, Heather
    9 4:55:50 22.7 51 Goos, Sofie
    10 4:58:34 22.5 45 Wee, Bree
  • Corinne Abraham stole the show on the bike with her 4:40 split, but race-leader Angela Naeth wasn't far off and with her swim-bike combo, exited T2 first.
  • At 1.5 miles, Naeth and Cave continue to run together with Abraham in third +3:49 while Joyce is +4:47 in fourth.
  • Skipper and Sanders are through 9 miles, Sanders is 1:20 back.
  • Wurtele has run through 1.5 mile, (fifth overall) 6:59 off the pace being set out by Naeth and Cave.
  • Hoffman has lost a few seconds to the leaders, while Hansen has gained, in fouth, now at 6:45 behind Skipper. #IMTX
  • Running order of the top 6 women at 1.5 miles:

    1 5:55:31 49 Angela Naeth CAN
    2 5:55:31 0:01 42 Leanda Cave GBR
    3 5:59:19 3:49 43 Corinne Abraham GBR
    4 6:00:17 4:47 41 Rachel Joyce GBR
    5 6:02:29 6:59 44 Heather Wurtele CAN
    6 6:04:09 8:39 57 Katy Blakemore USA
  • Raelert is in 6th and moving well. He seems to have found his second wind...#IMTX
  • #triathletes #biking across the #finishline
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  • Our own @khwilliamson beginning the run course - she knows all about this Texas heat. Go Kelly! #IMTX http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFJQx2BUsAAeIu0.jpg

  • Schildknecht is in fifth, 13:00 behind Skipper.
  • Slicing up the road at #imtx, @hjacksonracing finishes 8th off the bike and now tackles the run.

  • Last year Kelly Williamson ran a 2:54 marathon. She has a 20 minute deficit off the bike here today, however.
  • Naeth has stretched out her lead by 20 yards over Cave about 4.5 miles into the run.
  • Our leader Joe Skipper is through mile 10.5 of the run #IMTX
  • 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

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