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Tom Lowe, Rachel Joyce take Muskoka 70.3
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Monday 10th September 2012


Tags  Muskoka  |  Rachel Joyce  |  Tom Lowe


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The Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas yesterday didn't mean a stop to all other 70.3 races.

While Sebastian Kienle and Leanda Cave were winning World Championships in superb fashion on a super hot day, at Ironman 70.3 Muskoka, two more British athletes were racing, winning and fine tuning their preparation for the Ironman World Championships next month.

Tom Lowe didn't let a recently broken hand get in his way. Losing four minutes to the leaders in the water, Lowe proceeded to 'do a Kienle' and smash the bike leg. He recorded 2:18:58, with his nearest challengers eight minutes slower than that. A 1:17:35 half marathon sealed the deal.

Unusually Rachel Joyce lost a minute in the swim to Tenille Hoogland (CAN), it was a very close battle until T2 with Hoogland and Michelle Vesterby (DEN), with little between the trio starting the run. Joyce then took off, recording a very swift 1:21:04 to eventually finish over nine minutes clear.

The Joyce run split really is a huge asset now, and to think that three years ago we'd have put her down as a swim/biker. A real threat for Kona in my eyes.

Pos Men Women
1st Tom Lowe (GBR) 4:08:54 Rachel Joyce (GBR) 4:34:47
2nd Andrew Russell (CAN) 4:11:00 Tenille Hoogland (CAN) 4:44:10
3rd Cameron Good (AUS) 4:11:33 Michelle Vesterby (DEN) 4:48:10

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