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    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
    At 25.5 miles, Naeth has a 2:56 lead on Cave.
    Angela Naeth is the 2015 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas champion and has earned a place on the start line in Kona in October.
    Leanda Cave had a solid day in Texas and has claimed second place in a time of 8:58:12.
    Rachel Joyce claims the final podium postion in a time of 9:05:02.
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