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  • Eneko Llanos is flying towards the finish - he's running 6:30 miles as he comes up to the 25 mile point of the marathon.
  • Tim O'Donnell is hanging tough - he's about 1:30 behind Eneko Llanos.
  • Eneko Llanos is on his way to another Ironman win. He's just about to round the corner into the finishing chute! He appears to be taking his time and enjoying the crowd as he comes into take this huge event here in Texas.
  • Luke Bell just crossed the line in third
  • Jan Raphael remains in fourth. He is less than a mile from the finish line.
  • "That, for me, was as good as a win," Luke Bell just told Greg Welch. He ran a fast marathon and finished third in a stacked race - he is a happy man right now.
  • The top women through 15.7 miles:
    1 7:39:31 49 Catriona Morrison Broxburn GBR
    2 7:44:16 4:45 58 Tine Deckers Kessel Lo BEL
    3 7:51:30 11:59 51 Tyler Stewart Novato CA USA
    4 7:51:44 12:13 47 Kelly Williams Austin TX USA
    5 7:53:22 13:51 48 Sofie Goos Antwerp BEL
    6 7:57:05 17:34 60 Desiree Ficker Austin TX USA
    7 8:00:55 21:24 52 Joanna Lawn Auckland AU NZL
    8 8:04:36 25:05 63 Jacqui Gordon Pt Pleasant NJ USA
    9 8:05:30 25:59 53 Kim Loeffler Colchester VT USA
    10 8:13:10 33:39 50 Dede Griesbau Boston MA USA
  • The top men's splits: 1 Llanos, Eneko 9/3/1 35/MPRO 00:49:28 04:25:56 02:49:04 08:08:20
    2 Odonnell, Timothy 3/7/2 31/MPRO 00:49:14 04:28:04 02:49:02 08:09:50
    3 Bell, Luke 7/2/3 32/MPRO 00:49:24 04:26:03 02:53:20 08:12:22
  • The top age group men through 13.1 miles: 1 7:17:12 972 Andy Gardner Kingwood TX USA
    2 7:20:35 3:24 1462 Patrick Schuster Arlington TX USA
    3 7:29:17 12:05 1298 Sesboue Gwenael St-Prix FRA
    4 7:32:20 15:08 1132 James Walsh Encinitas CA USA
    5 7:44:48 27:36 2073 David Ciaverel Happy Valley OR USA
    6 7:44:49 27:37 1153 Aleck Alleckso Claclamas OR USA
    7 7:45:01 27:49 1170 Ryan Barnett Jacksonville NC USA
    8 7:45:23 28:11 2049 Shawn Bonsell Dallas TX USA
    9 7:46:55 29:43 959 John Fell Scott LA USA
    10 7:48:13 31:01 872 Dj Snyder Idaho Falls ID USA
  • As Jan Raphael comes into the finish line, Joszef Major, who is in the midst of an incredible run, has one mile to run.
  • The top age group women through 7 miles: 1 7:20:12 238 Beth Walsh Encinitas CA USA
    2 7:21:20 1:09 187 Jennifer Sloan Tulsa OK USA
    3 7:25:16 5:05 452 Amy McGrath Spring Branch TX USA
    4 7:32:22 12:11 204 Hailey Manning San Francisco CA USA
    5 7:34:48 14:37 426 Tanya Houghton Weddington NC USA
    6 7:40:52 20:41 98 Chelsea Tiner Austin TX USA
    7 7:42:04 21:53 161 Dana Bullard Keller TX USA
    8 7:42:08 21:57 493 Claudia Spooner Cedar Park TX USA
    9 7:45:26 25:15 709 Nancy Smith New Britain PA USA
    10 7:47:58 27:47 316 Amanda Lawrence Mansfield Ctr CT USA
  • The top-10 pro men:
    1 8:08:20 4 Eneko Llanos Vitoria-Gasteiz ESP
    2 8:09:50 1:31 6 Timothy Odonnell Boulder CO USA
    3 8:12:22 4:02 7 Luke Bell Cardiff CA AUS
    4 8:20:41 12:21 11 Jan Raphael Hannover DEU
    5 8:24:17 15:58 12 Jozsef Major Gyor HUN
    6 8:28:07 19:47 32 Axel Zeebroek Ostende BEL
    7 8:29:44 21:24 16 Justin Daerr Boulder CO USA
    8 8:32:29 24:10 36 Patrick Evoe Austin TX USA
    9 8:37:59 29:40 10 Petr Vabrouse Zlin CZE
    10 8:38:40 30:21 14 Torsten Abel Tucson AZ DEU
  • Catriona Morrison has gone through 23 miles and appears to have a huge lead on the rest of the women in the field.
  • Morrison is now through 24 miles and is on her way towards the line here in The Woodlands.
  • We've been told that Linsey Corbin has pulled out of the race today - not sure why, but hope that she's OK.
  • Kelly Williamson has run her way to second place. She's 11 minutes behind Morrison through 23 miles.
  • Tine Deckers remains in third. She's less than a minute behind Williamson.
  • Luke McKenzie just crossed the line - after a strong bike the multi-Ironman champ got to the line despite some stomach issues out on the run course here in Texas.
  • Tyler Stewart remains in fourth through 23 miles, with Sofie Goos behind her in fifth.
  • Canadian Mike Neill just missed the top-10 in this stacked field - he was 11th in 8:39, a very impressive time.
  • Here comes Cat! She is about to enter the finish chute to take her second Ironman title here at Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas.
  • While Morrison is about to finish, we've got a close battle for third, fourth and fifth! Tyler Stewart is not far behind Tine Deckers, and Sofie Goos isn't far behind Stewart through 24 miles!
  • Morrison just broke the tape - it might be another sub-9 performance.
  • "I've spent the last five weeks in Texas, and I've never felt more welcome," Cat Morrison just told the crowd.
  • Her finishing time was 8:57:41.
  • Kelly Williamson has just gone through the 25 mile point of the marathon - she appears to be on her way to an impressive second-place finish.
  • We did say it was close, right? Check out the time difference between fourth and sixth at 24 miles: 1 8:45:21 49 Catriona Morrison Broxburn GBR
    2 8:56:01 10:41 47 Kelly Williams Austin TX USA
    3 8:59:52 14:32 51 Tyler Stewart Novato CA USA
    4 9:00:12 14:52 48 Sofie Goos Antwerp BEL
    5 9:00:13 14:53 58 Tine Deckers Kessel Lo BEL
  • Catriona's splits: 1 Morrison, Catriona --/2/1 34/FPRO 00:00:00 05:51:15 03:04:14 08:57:51 (She lost her chip during the swim, so we don't have a swim time for her.)
  • Tyler Stewart did exactly the same - across the line and straight down.
  • Sofie Goos is wobbling across the line - she gave it all to get her impressive third place finish here today. She crossed the line and collapsed to the ground.
  • Tine Deckers remains in fifth - she won't be part of our sprint for third here.
  • In the end Andy Gardner, who led through the swim and the bike couldn't hang on for the age group win here today - that went to Patrick Schuster. Here are the times for the first four:
    1 8:55:33 1462 Patrick Schuster Arlington TX USA
    2 9:00:59 5:27 972 Andy Gardner Kingwood TX USA
    3 9:11:54 16:21 1132 James Walsh Encinitas CA USA
    4 9:17:56 22:24 1298 Sesboue Gwenael St-Prix FRA
  • The top-9 women pros: 1 8:57:51 49 Catriona Morrison Broxburn GBR
    2 9:07:54 10:03 47 Kelly Williams Austin TX USA
    3 9:12:53 15:02 48 Sofie Goos Antwerp BEL
    4 9:13:13 15:22 51 Tyler Stewart Novato CA USA
    5 9:19:27 21:36 58 Tine Deckers Kessel Lo BEL
    6 9:20:04 22:13 53 Kim Loeffler Colchester VT USA
    7 9:24:09 26:18 60 Desiree Ficker Austin TX USA
    8 9:27:20 29:29 63 Jacqui Gordon Pt Pleasant NJ USA
    9 9:32:19 34:28 52 Joanna Lawn Auckland AU NZL
  • Congrats to our first age group women's finisher: 1 9:53:05 238 Beth Walsh Encinitas CA USA
  • The top-10 age group men's finishers: 1 8:55:33 1462 Patrick Schuster Arlington TX USA
    2 9:00:59 5:27 972 Andy Gardner Kingwood TX USA
    3 9:11:54 16:21 1132 James Walsh Encinitas CA USA
    4 9:17:56 22:24 1298 Sesboue Gwenael St-Prix FRA
    5 9:29:04 33:32 2073 David Ciaverel Happy Valley OR USA
    6 9:30:36 35:04 1153 Aleck Alleckso Claclamas OR USA
    7 9:31:51 36:19 872 Dj Snyder Idaho Falls ID USA
    8 9:33:08 37:36 1588 Lon Breitenb Austin TX USA
    9 9:37:02 41:30 1170 Ryan Barnett Jacksonville NC USA
    10 9:37:46 42:14 1654 Keish Doi Cupertino CA USA
  • Catriona Morrison salutes the crowd

  • Morrison wins!

  • Congratulations Eneko

  • Eneko Llanos wins

  • Tim O'Donnell finished second in his Ironman debut

  • Kelly Williamson ran her way to second

  • Luke Bell finished third

  • Jan Raphael was fourth

  • A celebrity! Ford Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae waits on partner Tim O'Donnell

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