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Parys Edwards wins 70.3 Subic Bay
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Monday 9th March 2015


Tags  Beth Gerdes  |  Josh Amberger  |  Mitchell Robins  |  Parys Edwards  |  Tim Reed


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The inaugural edition of Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay in the Philippines saw another podium finish - and this time it was the top step - for Great Britain's Parys Edwards. The overall Age Group winner at the ITU World Championships in Hyde Park, London in 2013, Edwards has put together a fine of podium finishes since turning professional in 2014. In 2015 alone this has included third at 70.3 South Africa plus third at Challenge Philippines to add to this win. She also reached the top step of the podium in late 2014 at the Laguna Phuket Triathlon, along with several other podium finishes. Consistent racing and smart race selection should set her up well for the remainder of the 2015 season.

3:20 down on swim leader Emma Bilham (SUI) in the water, Edwards' strengths are on dry land, where she soon made light work of that deficit, out-pacing the next best of the ladies Pro field by almost five minutes to lead at T2. The fastest run of the day too brought her home almost six minutes clear of Beth Gerdes (USA) and a $3,000 first prize.

Australia's Tim Reed continued his fine run of form, just a week after Challenge Dubai, to take the men's title. He was made to work however, with fellow Josh Amberger setting the pace in both the swim and bike to start the run with a lead of more than three minutes. Reed ran strongly though (1:18:59), while Amberger faded to a 1:27:34. Indeed, that allowed both Reed and Mitchell Robins to take the top two places and complete and Australian clean sweep of the men's podium.

Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay, Philippines - Sunday 8th March 2015
1.9km / 90km / 21.1km

Pos Men Women
1st Tim Reed (AUS) 3:51:59 Parys Edwards (GBR) 4:18:13
2nd Mitchell Robins (AUS) 3:55:48 Bether Gerdes (USA) 4:24:05
3rd Josh Amberger (AUS) 3:57:12 Dimity-Lee Duke (AUS) 4:27:39
4th Luke McKenzie (AUS) 3:58:19 Emma Bilham (SUI) 4:37:39
5th Matthias Knossalla (GER) 4:03:11 Kayt Duffield (AUS) 4:40:03

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