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  • Docherty is in the lead now - he has five seconds on Lance Armstrong as he runs towards the finish chute. Armstrong isn't quitting, but he isn't able to stay with the Kiwi right now.
  • The gap is up to 10 seconds. We're expecting them to come into the stadium any second now. We could still have a sprint to the line.
  • They're into the stadium area finish line here.
  • Armstrong is hurting now - but third place isn't in sight, so he should be good for second here today.
  • Hah - I forgot they had to make one more loop around the parking lot! Docherty should be coming into the stadium area any second now. This place is hopping - hands down the most people I've seen at a finish line in North or South America.
  • Docherty is now 30 seconds ahead of Lance Armstrong. He can't ease off a bit because Armstrong is not quitting at all!
  • A good day for black - LiveStrong and the All Black colors doing it in style!
  • Armstrong is into the stadium now, too. What a debut! Second!
  • Here comes Docherty! He's won Ironman 70.3 Panama in 3:50:13.
  • Lance Armstrong just finished second at Ironman 70.3 Panama - an impressive 3:50:55.
  • 1 3:50:13 16 Bevan Docherty Santa Cruz CA NZL
    2 3:50:55 0:42 24 Lance Armstrong Austin TX USA
  • Bevan Docherty:

    "I didn't really know that I could win this. It is my first half Ironman race in 12 years and I wasn't sure how to pace myself. I got my second wind in the last 4 km and was able to catch Lance."
  • Cunningham just crossed the line in third, with Rasmus Henning following him in fourth.
  • Top 5 Men - Finish

    1 3:50:13 16 Bevan Docherty Santa Cruz CA NZL
    2 3:50:55 0:42 24 Lance Armstron Austin TX USA
    3 3:52:59 2:46 5 Richie Cunningh Boulder CO AUS
    4 3:53:38 3:25 4 Rasmus Henning Tuineje DOM
    5 3:54:44 4:31 12 Romain Guillaum Montmorot FRA
  • We are getting reports from the course that Canadian Angela Naeth is in the lead starting the second loop.
  • Women's Race - 11Km

    1 3:48:50 40 Angela Naeth Prince George BC CAN
    2 3:51:42 2:52 35 Leanda Cave Tucson AZ GBR
    3 3:51:55 3:05 52 Margaret Shapiro Herndon VA USA
    4 3:54:19 5:29 36 Kelly Williams Austin TX USA
    5 3:56:11 7:21 44 Tine Deckers Kessel - Lo BEL
    6 4:00:25 11:35 39 Natascha Badmann Oftringen CHE
    7 4:00:52 12:02 37 Yvonne Van Vler Schwarzach NLD
    8 4:01:28 12:38 49 Michelle Vesterby Odense DNK
    9 4:02:50 14:01 48 Bree Wee Kailua-Kona HI USA
    10 4:03:21 14:31 43 Dede Griesbau Boston MA USA
  • Men's Race - Top 10 Finish

    1 3:50:13 16 Bevan Docherty Santa Cruz CA NZL
    2 3:50:55 0:42 24 Lance Armstron Austin TX USA
    3 3:52:59 2:46 5 Richie Cunningh Boulder CO AUS
    4 3:53:38 3:25 4 Rasmus Henning Tuineje DOM
    5 3:54:44 4:31 12 Romain Guillaum Montmorot FRA
    6 3:55:30 5:18 7 Jesse Thomas Springfield OR USA
    7 3:56:21 6:09 1 Chris Lieto Danville CA USA
    8 3:58:32 8:19 23 Ivan Vasilyev Moscow RUS
    9 4:00:53 10:40 9 Oscar Galindez Santos ARG
    10 4:01:24 11:11 6 Bert Jammaer Boom BEL
  • Lance Armstrong takes second

  • Angela Naeth is on her way into the finish line here at Ironman 70.3 Panama - what a great race for the Canadian!
  • This will be Naeth's second Ironman 70.3 win today - she managed to break through from her slew of runner-up finishes last year with a win at Ironman 70.3 Boulder. Her splits today were: 22:56, 2:26:31, 1:21:45 for a 4:15:31.
  • As soon as I passed Leanda I knew the win was in my grasp. I knew as soon as I passed her I had to keep going strong. There were a few girls who were close. I wanted to start this year off with a bang - which I did.
  • Naeth almost always has the fastest bike split at every race she does - she did it once again here.
  • Kelly Williamson managed to run her way to second place here today. Just a few seconds later Margaret Shapiro, a mother of two, flew into the finish line in third.

  • 1 4:15:31 40 Angela Naeth Prince George BC CAN
    2 4:19:11 3:40 36 Kelly Williams Austin TX USA
  • Kelly Williamson ran a 1:16 half marathon today to run her way from 8th off the bike to second. That's only four minutes slower than Bevan Docherty.
  • Women's Race - Top 4

    1 4:15:31 40 Angela Naeth Prince George BC CAN
    2 4:19:11 3:40 36 Kelly Williams Austin TX USA
    3 4:19:34 4:03 52 Margaret Shapiro Herndon VA USA
    4 4:21:42 6:11 35 Leanda Cave Tucson AZ GBR
  • Leanda Cave just came across the line in fourth - finishing and then heading back to cross the line again with a Blazeman Roll in honor of Jon Blais.
  • Williamson's run today was the fourth fastest overall.
  • Men's Splits

    Swim Bike Run Total
    1 Docherty, Bevan 0:18:54 2:14:37 1:12:50 3:50:13
    2 Armstrong, Lance 0:19:22 2:10:18 1:17:01 3:50:55
    3 Cunningham, Richie 0:19:19 2:14:35 1:15:35 3:52:59
    4 Henning, Rasmus 0:19:00 2:13:47 1:16:51 3:53:38
    5 Guillaume, Romain 0:19:03 2:14:41 1:17:08 3:54:44
    6 Thomas, Jesse 0:20:08 2:16:17 1:15:01 3:55:30
    7 Lieto, Chris 0:19:38 2:10:08 1:22:38 3:56:21
    8 Vasilyev, Ivan 0:18:51 2:20:09 1:15:55 3:58:32
    9 Galindez, Oscar 0:20:50 2:09:59 1:25:40 4:00:53
    10 Jammaer, Bert 0:19:19 2:19:46 1:18:28 4:01:24
  • Natascha Badmann just came across the line, just behind Yvonne Van Vlerken.
  • Women's Race - Top 10

    1 4:15:31 40 Angela Naeth Prince George BC CAN
    2 4:19:11 3:40 36 Kelly Williams Austin TX USA
    3 4:19:34 4:03 52 Margaret Shapiro Herndon VA USA
    4 4:21:42 6:11 35 Leanda Cave Tucson AZ GBR
    5 4:25:29 9:58 44 Tine Deckers Kessel - Lo BEL
    6 4:29:00 13:29 37 Yvonne Van Vler Schwarzach NLD
    7 4:29:17 13:46 39 Natascha Badmann Oftringen CHE
    8 4:30:20 14:49 49 Michelle Vesterby Odense DNK
    9 4:31:09 15:38 48 Bree Wee Kailua-Kona HI USA
    10 4:33:03 17:32 43 Dede Griesbauer Boston MA USA
  • Apologies for missing Tine Deckers' finish - we were in the midst of our exclusive interview with Lance Armstrong (look for it on the site shortly). She finished fifth, ahead of Van Vlerken and Badmann.
  • Women`s Splits

    1 Naeth, Angela 0:22:56 2:26:31 1:21:44 4:15:31
    2 Williamson, Kelly 0:20:13 2:38:36 1:16:18 4:19:11
    3 Shapiro, Margaret 0:20:38 2:31:42 1:23:13 4:19:34
    4 Cave, Leanda 0:20:10 2:29:13 1:28:00 4:21:42
    5 Deckers, Tine 0:22:01 2:30:19 1:28:26 4:25:29
    6 Van Vlerken, Yvonne 0:22:57 2:36:05 1:25:27 4:29:00
    7 Badmann, Natascha 0:22:42 2:32:18 1:29:28 4:29:17
    8 Vesterby, Michelle 0:20:15 2:36:18 1:29:22 4:30:20
    9 Wee, Bree 0:21:23 2:38:30 1:26:32 4:31:09
    10 Griesbauer, Dede 0:20:14 2:37:51 1:30:09 4:33:03
  • Dede Griesbauer just came across the line - what a comeback for the American, who crashed in Frankfurt last year and broke just about every bone on the left side of her body. It's great to have her back racing! Her quote from earlier this week was awesome: Even a bad race in Panama would be better than lying in a hospital bed with broken bones.
  • You can check out the photo tab for finish line photos of our champions.
  • Angela Naeth wins the women's race!

  • Top 5 men crossing the finish line.

  • Kelly Williamson ran her way to second place here today.

  • A happy women's champ!

  • Poor Balsz Csoke is in agony here at the finish line. The 29-year-old from Hungary got here to Panama, but his bike didn't. He rode a borrowed road bike and cycling shoes today.

    "It's like there's a knife in my back," he said after his finish - he was the 17th pro here today. A gutsy finish for last year's Ironman Korea champion. Hopefully that back will get better and we'll see him near the front of the pack in his next race.
  • Top 5 pro women crossing the finish line.

  • Exclusive interview post-race with 2nd place finisher, Lance Armstrong.

  • Age Group Men - Finish

    1 4:19:26 80 Pedro Cordovez Panama PAN
    2 4:22:14 2:49 406 Fernando Alfaro Panama PAN
    3 4:25:11 5:46 744 Roberto Calderon Irapuato MEX
    4 4:25:20 5:54 330 Laurent Jalabert Montauban FRA
    5 4:25:40 6:14 671 Juan Valencia Medellin COL
    6 4:26:41 7:16 807 Emmanuel Lemma PAN
    7 4:29:29 10:03 81 Ronan Pavoni Panama PAN
    8 4:31:30 12:04 592 Rodrigo Tome Sao Paulo BRA
    9 4:31:40 12:14 698 Rodrigo Medrano Lima PER
    10 4:32:23 12:57 657 Milton Esquivel San Jose CRI
  • Exclusive interview post-race with 2nd place finisher, Lance Armstrong part two.

  • Exclusive interview post-race with 2nd place finisher, Lance Armstrong part three: returning to triathlon.

  • Age Group Women - Finish

    1 4:56:27 82 Cristina Mata PAN
    2 4:59:36 3:09 214 Carly Johann Los Angeles CA USA
    3 5:03:26 7:00 174 Lotty Harari Panama PAN
    4 5:07:33 11:06 195 Carolina Dementie Panama PAN
    5 5:08:01 11:34 777 Elizabeth Nyitray Southbury CT DOM
    6 5:12:46 16:19 180 Miriam Cole Highland Park IL USA
    7 5:15:26 18:59 196 Brenda Spasiuk Posadas ARG
    8 5:20:33 24:06 160 Amanda Lawrence Mansfield Cente CT USA
    9 5:20:59 24:32 799 Kareen Human Hu PAN
    10 5:21:34 25:08 755 Linda Trinkle The Woodlands TX USA
  • Angela Naeth post race interview from the finish line.

  • Bevan Docherty post race interview at finish line (loud background music)

  • Bike course footage with pro men.

  • Lance Armstrong and Pro Men swim exit.

  • Exclusive Lance Armstrong pre-swim footage.

  • Chris Lieto and Lance Armstrong make the bike to run transition.

  • Run course at the first turnaround with pro men.

  • The guy can run! Lance Armstrong almost held on for the win here today.

  • Chris Lieto run course footage.

  • Lance Armstrong run course footage.

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