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  • 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.
  • Run like you're being chased by a...lake monster? 🏊🚴🏃🐲 #IMTX #TheWoodlands #Texas #triathlon #swimbikerun photo from @n2photoservices

  • 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.
  • This championship race offers a ticket to Kona for the top two pros.
  • Sanders is running in third, at 17 miles and is looking at a five minute deficit.
  • Our top three age group men are through mile 9: Tripp Hipple (USA), Michael Patrick Alonso Mckernan (ESP) and Scott Bowe (USA)
  • Top 10 age group women through mile 1.5 of the run:

    1 6:30:28 827 Rebecca Ledesma USA
    2 6:31:54 1:27 597 Kristin Schwieger USA
    3 6:33:18 2:51 617 Lisbeth Kenyon NOR
    4 6:34:24 3:57 578 Lisa Stucki CHE
    5 6:34:50 4:23 1116 Apryl Mortenson USA
    6 6:38:26 7:59 824 Emily Lanter USA
    7 6:41:52 11:24 419 Amy McGrath USA
    8 6:43:29 13:02 403 Hailey Manning USA
    9 6:44:28 14:01 587 Kimberly Fabian CAN
    10 6:47:29 17:02 204 Elizabeth Waterstraat USA
  • Hanson has stretched out his lead to +1:03 on Skipper at 17.75 miles.
  • Sanders running in third has has found the bounce in his stride again according to our spotters.

  • Top five women running through 10.2 miles:

    1 6:57:30 49 Angela Naeth CAN
    2 6:58:08 0:39 42 Leanda Cave GBR
    3 7:03:56 6:26 41 Rachel Joyce GBR
    4 7:07:56 10:27 43 Corinne Abraham GBR
    5 7:09:54 12:25 44 Heather Wurtele CAN
  • Schildknecht has run his way into fourth (+11:00) and Hoffman is hanging on in fifth at +14:00 at 17 miles.
  • Jackson

  • Spectators offering support

  • At 18 miles, Hanson is leading with Skipper +1:03 and Sanders slipping back to +5:49.
  • Naeth looking strong at 13 miles.

  • 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
  • Men through 21.5 miles

    1 7:33:44 19 Matt Hanson USA
    2 7:38:16 4:33 28 Joe Skipper GBR
    3 7:46:00 12:17 10 Lionel Sanders CAN
    4 7:47:07 13:24 8 Ronnie Schildknecht CHE
  • The CVB team is on the course passing out cowbells and we caught a glimpse of #bib49 Angela Naeth an Accountant from Canada in the LEAD for females at #imtx! Keep it up! #visitthewoodlands #TheWoodlands #towngreenpark

  • Naeth’s lead has grown to 2:18 over Cave as the lead duo pass 16 miles.
  • The battle for the final podium place in the men’s race is getting interesting with fourth place runner, Schildknecht reeling Sanders who is less than a minute up the road in third.
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