As in past years the Ironman 70.3 Hawaii results 2013 were decided in large part by the weather conditions of the day.

The 2012 version of the race was unforgettable for many reasons.

In the beginning it was a race that would be the jumping off point for Lance Armstrong’s foray into the full Ironman distance as a pro with Ironman France looming on the horizon.

Armstrong smashed the course record in Ironman 70.3 Hawaii 2012 race but would never get to take part in Ironman France in the storm of drug-use allegations that effectively ended his career as a pro triathlete.

Also, it was the year that 81-year-old Sister Madonna Buder reached the finish line when some of the strongest pro cyclists in the world were getting blown all over the Queen K. Highway on the way to Hawi.

Sister Madonna would go on to cross the finish line in the 30th and last running of Ironman Canada in August of 2012 in a time of 16:32.

I’m very glad to say that I was at the finish line until midnight that night and was there to catch this video of Sister Madonna Buder setting Ironman Triathlon history. It was incredibly loud and as a result the sound quality is not the greatest as Steve King called her into the finish line………but the image of an 82-year-old ironman crossing the finish line is remarkable.(It should be noted that she swam the 2.4-mile course in under 1:45).

THE IRONMAN 70.3 HAWAII COURSE

The swim venue is in Hapuna Beach State Park and the 90km bike takes place on the Queen K. Highway over a portion of the Ironman Hawaii Championship course.

The bikers battled the ever-present winds that are always there to greet triathletes as they make the climb to Hawi and the turn-around.

The reward for finishing the bike portion of the race is a run through a fabulous resort and plenty of green grass and gentle hills.

It was an exceptionally strong field of pro men and all the favorites came out of the water virtually together. Nobody managed to create a gap.

TOP TEN PRO MEN IN THE SWIM

00:25:01    Jacobs, Pete Sunrise Beach QL AUS 
00:25:06    Bell, Luke Cardiff CA USA 
00:25:06    Matthews, Paul Santa Cruz CA USA 
00:25:10    Barnett, Damon Santa Monica CA USA 
00:25:11    Alexander, Craig Caringbah NS AUS 
00:25:15    Marr, Timothy Honolulu HI USA 
00:28:28    De Azevedo Antunes Filho, Jos Sao Paulo BRA 
00:28:31    Jeuland, Jose Bais FRA 
00:28:44    Tingay, Brett Christchurch CA NZL 
100:29:06   Williams, Benjamin Honolulu HI USA

The swim for the pro women was much more spread out as Bree Wee had a just over a one minute advantage over Belinda Granger who was in second place exiting the water.

TOP EIGHT PRO WOMEN IN THE SWIM

00:28:29 Wee, Bree Kailua-Kona HI USA 
00:29:54 Granger, Belinda Noosa Heads QL AUS 
00:30:15 Grant, Julia Ashburton CA NZL 
00:30:49 Franks, Elly Melbourne VI AUS 
00:32:44 Newcomer, Meghan New York NY USA 
00:33:57 Lawrence, Hannah Auckland AU NZL 
00:34:43 Brown, Brooke Windsor ON CAN 
00:35:06 Hengels, Adrienne Santa Barbara CA USA

Craig Alexander went into the race as the favorite and did not disappoint. His bike split of 02:13:08 put him well in front of the rest of the field. Paul Mathews and Damon Barnett both posted times of 02:18, and the rest of the field was far back.

Alexander followed his great bike leg with an excellent fun of 01:23:08 and is the winner of Ironman 70.3 Hawaii 2013 in a time of 04:05:43. He was not really challenged at all as Paul Mathews was unable to cut into the lead and finished second in 04:12:13.

Ironman 70.3 Hawaii results 2013

Getting ready for the start gun. Image by Ironmanlive.


Bree Wee also used the bike portion of the race to solidify her lead over the rest of the female pro field. Her bike time of 02:30:31 was almost six minutes faster than Belinda Granger who was in second. The race is still in progress and will be updated.

TOP EIGHT PRO MEN AT THE FINISH

ALEXANDER, Craig........................04:05:43
MATTHEWS, Paul..........................04:12:13
BARNETT, Damon..........................04:14:14
BELL, Luke..............................04:15:44
JEULAND, Jose...........................04:21:00
WILLIAMS, Benjamin......................04:22:31
DE AZEVEDO ANTUNES FILHO, José Augusto..04:23:47
JACOBS, Pete............................04:33:00

Currently Bree Wee is still holding a substantial lead of seven minutes early in the run and Belinda Granger has lots of work to do in order to catch Bree Wee.

You just never know what’s going to happen on this very tough course.

Bree Wee ran into problems on the run course and was passed by both Belinda Granger and Julia Grant.

Belinda Granger is the female pro Ironman 70.3 Hawaii 2013 champion. Bree Wee hung on to take the final spot on the podium.

TOP FIVE PRO WOMEN AT THE FINISH

GRANGER, Belinda.....................04:44:36
GRANT, Julia.........................04:46:46
WEE, Bree............................04:51:05
HENGELS, Adrienne....................04:56:59
BROWN, Brooke........................05:01:33

You can find the top age-group results right here on IronStruck.

Age-group results Ironman 70.3 Hawaii 2013.

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