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The weekend IRONMAN 70.3 roundup
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Posted on: Monday 27th June 2016


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Holly Lawrence produces stunning performance at IRONMAN 70.3 Mont Tremblant

It's been a monster weekend and we haven't (quite) covered it all (yet!). Here's a few you might have missed:

Lots more to follow very soon, but in this piece we round up the weekend's Ironman 70.3 races - which are headlined by a stunning performance from Holly Lawrence in Canada...

IRONMAN 70.3 UK Exmoor - Wimbleball

An age-group only race once again this year, Andy Greenleaf (Team Freespeed) and Stephanie Knott took the honours overall on the iconic and super hilly Wimbleball course.

Pos Men Women
1st Andrew Greenleaf (GBR) 4:29:34 Stephanie Knott (GBR) 5:23:57
2nd Clive Kennedy-Burn (GBR) 4:33:05 Claire Wood (GBR) 5:28:10
3rd Michael Birchmore (GBR) 4:35:10 Melissa King (GBR) 5:31:27
4th Brian Fogarty (GBR) 4:35:15 Elizabeth Richardson (GBR) 5:32:57
5th Pete Dyson (GBR) 4:41:25 Kirsty Myles (GBR) 5:34:59

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IRONMAN 70.3 Mont Tremblant, Canada

Home of the Ironman 70.3 World Champs two years ago, Lionel Sanders (CAN) continued with his 2016 form of smashing everyone on the bike after a relatively sluggish swim, and then giving nobody any chance to run him down either. With five wins already this season, is he on track to become the next Ironman 70.3 World Champion?

We said of Great Britain's Holly Lawrence two weeks ago (after winning Escape from Alcatraz), it was "Her best result to date? Quite possibly." I think we may have to revise that! Crushing premier-league tier athletes of the calibre of Heather Wurtele (CAN) and Meredith Kessler (USA) by significant margins on the bike, after exiting the water close to the front of the race too - she showed no fade on the run either for a quite remarkable margin of victory. She may be based in the USA now, but remember the name, because Holly Lawrence is without doubt one of Great Britain's best 70.3 racers right now.

Pos Men Women
1st Lionel Sanders (CAN) 3:47:31 Holly Lawrence (GBR) 4:08:53
2nd Trevor Wurtele (CAN) 3:52:24 Heather Wurtele (CAN) 4:17:08
3rd Chris Leiferman (USA) 3:53:25  Lauren Barnett (USA) 4:22:46 

IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur d'Alene 

The US duo of Andy Potts and Heather Jackson proved their class in taking the titles in Coeur d'Alene. For Potts he spent most of the race in the company of Amberger and Bowstead before pulling away early into the half marathon, while Jackson quickly overcame her usual swim deficit with a dominant bike ride which gave her a comfortable six minute buffer by T2 and a relaxed run to the finish.

Pos Men Women
1st Andy Potts (USA) 3:54:45 Heather Jackson (USA) 4:19:34
2nd Josh Amberger (AUS) 3:56:49 Ellie Salthouse (AUS) 4:27:44
3rd Mark Bowstead (NZL) 3:57:16 Malindi Elmore (CAN) 4:29:42

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