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Philip Graves, Eimear Mullan win Ironman 70.3 UK
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Posted on: Sunday 17th June 2012


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More news, images and - hopefully (!) - video to come soon from Wimbleball, where Ironman 70.3 UK has been raced and won today.

Headline news is a win for Philip Graves, winner of this event in 2009 (and second in 2010). Phil missed the 2011 edition with illness, but has shown once again what a favourite of his the Exmoor event is.

Up with the lead group on the swim, set the fastest bike split and then run strong is his modus operandi here, and a fine tactic it is. Germany's Marcus Thomschke (second) was the only non-Brit in the top ten, with Mark Threlfall rounding out the podium to continue to show his abilities over the middle distances.

The top two places from the epic 2011 race were reversed, this time it was Ireland's Eimear Mullan who took the win from our Emma-Kate Lidbury and in doing so wins her first Ironman 70.3 title. Not unexpectadly, Mullan gave up four minutes to Lidbury in the swim, but came back with an immense ride on the bike, by far the fastest of the day, and combined with her reliable run - provisionally second only to Lucy Gossage - she crossed the line almost three minutes clear.

More news / updates to follow.

Ironman UK 70.3, Wimbleball - Sunday 17th June - Provisional

Pos Men Women
1st Philip Graves (GBR) 4:19:45 Eimear Mullan (IRL) 4:53:33
2nd Marcus Thomschke (GER) 4:21:04 Emma-Kate Lidbury (GBR) 4:56:23
3rd Mark Threlfall (GBR) 4:23:41 Simone Braendli (SUI) 4:57:16
4th Fraser Cartmell (GBR) 4:24:30 Holly Lawrence (GBR) 5:00:03
5th Joe Skipper (GBR) 4:27:06 Susie Hignett (GBR) 5:01:21
6th Paul Amey (GBR) 4:27:20 Lucy Gossage (GBR) 5:02:59
7th Ben Howard (GBR) 4:28:47 Corinne Abraham (GBR) 5:05:57
8th Paul Hawkins (GBR) 4:35:46 Amy Forshaw (GBR) 5:07:11
9th Harry Wiltshire (GBR) 4:36:09 Victoria Gill (GBR) 5:16:18
10th Martin Caine (GBR) 4:36:56 Mareen Hufe (GER) 5:18:23

Phil ©Ryan Bowd, Eimear ©James Mitchell

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