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Ironman roundup
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Monday 29th August 2011

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The Subaru Ironman Canada saw the triumphant return of Jordan Rapp from his serious injury last year and another dominating performance from Mary Beth Ellis who set a new course record and won her third straight Ironman in just eight weeks. Both winners took their leads during the bike course and never looked back as hot and windy conditions saw early leaders and late challengers alike fail to make any impression on their advantage.

Pos Men Women
1 Jordan Rapp 8:28:09 Mary Beth Ellis 9:03:13
2 Torsten Abel 8:41:09 Kim Loeffler 9:34:54
3 Bert Jammaer 8:42:34 Meredith Kessler 9:37:22

Chris McDonald won his first Ironman Louisville at the inaugural event in 2007 and returned on Sunday to claim his second. At the 2007 event Nina Kraft could only manage second place but she also returned to improve on that and also become the second oldest female professional to win an Ironman (Fernanda Keller's win at Brazil in 2008 is the current record). Kraft led her race from start to finish, only slowing in the latter part of the run as Jackie Arendt started to close down the lead. In the mens race McDonald traded places with Paul Ambrose and Romain Guillaume during the bike but led into T2 and then built a steady buffer for himself while those two faded out of contention while Evoe and Daerr started to try to make an impression on the leader.

Pos Men Women
1 Chris McDonald 8:27:36 Nina Kraft 9:38:14
2 Patrick Evoe 8:30:35 Jackie Arendt 9:40:28
3 Justin Daerr 8:34:35 Stephanie Jones 9:52:40

At Ironman Brazil 70.3 a suprise win by Adriano Sacchetto saw our tip Reinaldo Colucci only make third on the podium. Two-time winner Vanessa Gianinni picked up a bike penalty which put her out of contention while Claire Horner of South Africa was the only non-South American to make either top five.

Pos Men Women
1 Adriano Sacchetto (BRZ) 3:49:52 Susana Festner (BRZ) 4:18:36
2 Santiago Ascenço (BRZ) 3:51:59 Claire Horner (RSA) 4:19:00
3 Reinaldo Colucci (BRZ) – 3:52:18 Maria Soledad Omar (ARG) 4:20:08