Top 5 ladies out on the run:
1) Jodie Swallow
2) Lucie Zelenkova
3) Tine Deckers
4) Claire Horner
5) Natasha Gorrie
Vanhoenacker in 1st with a good 14min 40sec lead on Schildkneckt.
Swallows in 1st for the ladies with an excellent 13min 27sec lead on Zelenkova
Power house Marino Vanhoenacker just passed 16km mark. Nearing the finish line.
Jodie Swallow just passed 10km mark. Going strong and maintaining a fine lead.
Vanhoenacker with an excellent lead of 11min and 3sec.
Swallow leading by 12min 36sec followed by Zelenkova.
Tension is high as these finely tuned athletes near the final stretch of the race.
A magnificent finish from the super man, Marino Vanhoenacker. The Belgium crosses the finish line in 04:06:25 having completed a splendid race and having beaten a field of top athletes to reach this point. Well Done Marino!
An amazing finish for Ronnie Schildknecht coming in at 04:12:56 in 2nd place.
Jodie Swallow still in the lead for the females passed the 11km mark.
Domenico Passuello finishes in 3rd with a splendid time of 04:18:37.
Mark Threlfall comes in at 4th place.
Local heroe Kent Horner comes in at 5th place.
Joel Jameson of Great Brittain comes in at 6th place.
Jodie Swallow still in the lead for the ladies passing the 16km mark.
Edo Van Der Meer comes in at 7th place.
Super woman Jodie Swallow has crossed the finish line in first place for the ladies. She has competed extremely well to come out ahead of a group of athletes who all came here to win. Swallow maintained a superb lead throughout the 2nd and 3rd leg of the race. Well Done Jodie!
The amazing Lucie Zelenkova comes in 2nd for the ladies.
Tine Deckers comes in at 3rd place followed by Claire Horner in 4th for the ladies.
Top 10 Male winners:
1) Marino Vanhoenacker 04:06:25
2)Ronnie Schildknecht 04:12:56
3) Domenico Passuello 04:18:37
4)Mark Threlfall 04:19:46
5)Kent Horner 04:21:34
6)Joe Jameson 04:22:45
7)Edo Van Der Meer 04:26:20
8)Balazs Csoke 04:29:56
9)Michael Davidson 04:32:21
10)Freddy Lampret 04:33:42
Susie Hignett from Great Brittain comes in at 5th for the women followed by Natasha Gorrie in at 6th for the ladies.
Heleen Bij De Vaate is 7th for the ladies followed by Riana De Lange in at 8th.
Top 10 Female Winners:
1)Jodie Swallow 04:39:01
2)Lucie Zelenkova 04:43:56
3)Tine Deckers 04:46:13
4)Claire Horner 04:51:39
5)Susie Hignitt 05:02:02
6)Natasha Gorrie 05:02:37
7)Heleen Bij De Vaate 05:13:04
8)Riana De Lange 05:13:04
9)Andrea Steyn 05:21:07
10)Natasha Van Der Merwe 05:25:04
Well Done to South African power couple Kent and Claire Horner on an amazing race.
Age group athletes getting over the finish line to the appreciative cheers of the East London crowd.
It's late in the day and atmosphere is still electric! It has been a fantastic race!
The last athlete is approaching the red carpet!
Last athlete has finishes and with that brings the curtain down on the 5th Spec-Savers Ironman 70.3 South Africa! It was a day of fun and excitement as a brand new men's champ was crowned and an impressive ladie's title defence!