2013 Ironman 70.3 California results

The Ironman 70.3 brand has become hugely popular around the world and those triathletes who were part of the 2013 Ironman 70.3 California results can say they finished one of the very first Ironman 70.3 races to take place when the WTC distance first evolved.

Check out 2013 Ironman 70.3 California age-group results.

As in past years, the city of Oceanside and Camp Pendleton worked side-by-side to once again make the sold-out race a huge success.

The 1.9k swim took place in Oceanside Harbor and Ironman 70.3 California is the only time of the year the harbor is open to swimming.

The 90k bike took the triathletes through the hills surrounding Camp Pendleton and the San Clemente State Park coastline.

Most of the 21k run wound it’s way alongside the strand with a back-drop of pristine, sandy beaches and then to the Southern portion of Oceanside before reaching the finish line on the strand.

In the 2012 edition of the race it was a USA sweep of the podium with Andy Potts taking top spot with a time of 3:54:03, but it was a very close race. Richie Cunningham was second and Jesse Thomas was third with times of 3:55:11 and 3:55:22 respectively.

2013 Ironman 70.3 california results

Andy Potts and Melanie Mcquaid won 2012 Ironman 70.3 California


For the pro women it was Canadian Melanie McQuaid with a decisive victory in a time of 4:19:13. The top three women were fairly spread out with Heather Jackson second in 4:21:57, and Meredith Kessler rounding out the podium with a 4:23:40 clocking.

Both Melanie McQuaid and Andy Potts were on hand to attempt to defend their championship titles from 2012.

For a look at the IronStruck take on the 2012 race visit Ironman 70.3 California results 2012.

However, there were several male and female pros in the race who were quite capable of the upset as the swimmers toed the swim start line.

For the men, Andy Potts would have the likes of Andi Boecherer, Timothy O’Donnell, Frederick Van Lierde, Ben Hoffman, and Ronnie Schildknecht to get past if he hopes to come out on top of the 2013 Ironman 70.3 California results.

Melanie McQuaid was expected to get a pretty serious challenge from Heather Jackson who is always tough and there were also high hopes for Lesley Paterson who would get plenty of support from fans as she was a local favorite. Mirinda Carfrae was due for a big race as well.

And wow! What a race by Annabel Luxford when she obliterated the pro women’s field by almost six minutes in the recent Ironman 70.3 Aukland, New Zealand Asia-Pacific Championship. Annabel did not start in this race as expected, but be sure to have a look at how she did in Ironman 70.3 Auckland.

Visit 2013 Ironman 70.3 Aukland results for the full story.

2013 IRONMAN 70.3 CALIFORNIA PRO MEN ENTRIES

POTTS, Andy
O'GRADY, Graham
MURPHY, Michael
ODONNELL, Timothy
LETO, Kyle
MARSH, Brandon
MCMAHON, Brent
BOECHERER, Andi
BILLARD, Bertrand
VAN LIERDE, Frederik
REED, Matty
KAHLEFELDT, Brad
MATTHEWS, Paul
MCKENZIE, Luke
ANDERSSON, Bjorn
ANDERSON, Gavin
BECK, Henry
RAKITA, Branden
HOFFMAN, Ben
HADLEY, James
MIKELSON, Ian
BURWASH, Grant
THOMAS, Jesse
JONES, Jordan
BARNETT, Damon
SCHILDKNECHT , Ronnie 
SHEARON, Jonathan
GARCIA, Derek
WURTELE, Trevor
DE KANEL, Rod
SUNDBERG, Swen
BURNS, James
ELLIOT, Lewis
KILSHAW, Stephen
JEULAND, Jose
IIDA, Tadashi
SNILSTVEIT, Gudmund
LITWORA, Dan
SULLIVAN, Sean
TOTH, Anthony
ZAWASKI, Steven
DAHLZ, John
BORDINE, Karl
KELLY, Ryan
LUBINSKI, Jim
NILSSON, Christian
RICHTER, Pascal

2013 IRONMAN 70.3 CALIFORNIA PRO WOMEN ENTRIES

VODICKOVA, Radka
MARSH, Amy
PEDERSEN, Camilla
BUGDOL, Ewa
CARFRAE, Mirinda
WURTELE, Heather
JOYCE, Rachel
CORBIN, Linsey
MCLANE, Mandy
FERREIRA, Amber
PATERSON, Lesley
GAJER, Julia
WEERD, Mirjam
JACKSON, Heather
CASTRO, Terra
MCQUAID, Melanie
MADISON, Mackenzie
TETRICK, Jennifer
SHUTT, Beth
SMITH, Lesley
WALSH, Beth
BROMME, Uli
KEHOE, Danielle
CORNMAN, Jocelyn
HENGELS, Adrienne
MIGHDOLL, Michelle
BLACK, Ali

THE RACE

2013 Ironman 70.3 california results

As expected, Andy Potts was the first out of the water. image- Ironman live


It was no surprise that Andy Potts was the first one out of the water, but he had plenty of company. There were seven other pro men within 30 seconds of him and it was a traffic jam getting out of transition.

TOP FIFTEEN PRO MEN IN THE SWIM

POTTS, Andy.............00:20:47
O'GRADY, Graham.........00:20:52
MURPHY, Michael.........00:20:53
ODONNELL, Timothy.......00:20:56
LETO, Kyle..............00:20:57
MARSH, Brandon..........00:20:58
MCMAHON, Brent..........00:21:12
BOECHERER, Andi.........00:21:16
BILLARD, Bertrand.......00:21:20
VAN LIERDE, Frederik....00:21:22
REED, Matty.............00:21:27
KAHLEFELDT, Brad........00:21:28
MATTHEWS, Paul..........00:21:29
MCKENZIE, Luke..........00:21:29
ANDERSSON, Bjorn........00:21:32

The swim results was a bit different for the pro women as Radka Vodickova, Amy Marsh, and Camilla Pedersen were able to create a bit of a gap from the rest of the field.

TOP FIFTEEN PRO WOMEN IN THE SWIM

VODICKOVA, Radka........00:22:17
MARSH, Amy..............00:22:26
PEDERSEN, Camilla.......00:22:27
BUGDOL, Ewa.............00:24:12
CARFRAE, Mirinda........00:24:21
WURTELE, Heather........00:24:23
JOYCE, Rachel...........00:24:24
CORBIN, Linsey..........00:24:25
MCLANE, Mandy...........00:24:25
FERREIRA, Amber.........00:24:27
PATERSON, Lesley........00:24:28
GAJER, Julia............00:24:28
WEERD, Mirjam...........00:24:29
JACKSON, Heather........00:25:05
CASTRO, Terra...........00:25:35

It was Andi Boecherer who made a charge for the front early on in the bike and by the 12-mile mark had a 30 second lead over second place Bertrand Billard. Billard was actually just in front of a large group of riders who were all within striking distance of the leader.

Within the first 12 miles of the bike course Camilla Pedersen and Amy Marsh were able to open up a gap of over 40 seconds on Vodickova.

It was Andi Boecherer who took what seemed like a pretty solid lead of almost four minutes onto the run course. It was defending champions Andy Potts who led the charge after him.

Bjorn Andersson had a great bike split and along with Graham O’Grady and almost a dozen others followed Potts out of transition two and began to try and chase down Boecherer.

It took three miles for the nearest chasers to cut 30 seconds off of the big lead, but in the next two miles they had pulled back almost a full two minutes, so it appeared that Boecherer was slowing.

The four chasers who seemed to have the best shot were Jordan Jones, Jesse Thomas, and Andy Potts.

2013 Ironman 70.3 california

A great run by Jesse Thomas earned him 2nd spot in 2013 Ironman 70.3 California championship, but was out-sprinted by Andy Potts for the win.


At the half-way point of the run, the four minute lead Boecherer held when he left transition two was down to 70 seconds and it was Jesse Thomas who led the charge and began to put some distance on Andy Potts and Jordan Jones who were running in third and fourth.

With just two miles to go Jesse Thomas flew into the lead but Andy Potts was just fifteen seconds back and in the hunt to defend his 2012 championship.

It came down to a sprint finish and Jesse Thomas was caught by Andy Potts who went on to take the victory in Ironman 70.3 California 2013.

TOP TEN PRO MEN

POTTS, Andy...............03:49:45
THOMAS, Jesse.............03:49:55
BOECHERER, Andi...........03:51:56
SCHILDKNECHT, Ronnie......03:52:09
MARSH, Brandon............03:52:32
MCMAHON, Brent............03:53:54
JONES, Jordan.............03:54:04
VAN LIERDE, Frederik......03:55:30
MCKENZIE, Luke............03:55:39
ODONNELL, Timothy.........03:55:43

The race for top spot among the women was a close one as they hit the run course.

Amy Marsh led the way by about a minute and Heather Wurtele, Linsey Corbin, and Heather Jackson were all in hot pursuit.

It was Heather Jackson who recently won the Escape From Alcatraz who broke out on top and began to pull away from Marsh and Wurtelle. It wasn’t long before she had a lead of over one minute on Heather Wurtelle who was running in second.

2013 Ironman 70.3 California results

Heather Jackson winning Escape From Alcatraz 2013 to go along with her Ironman 70.3 California victory.


At the half-way point of the run Jackson had stretched the lead over Wuertele to 2:30 and was looking strong. With less that two miles left to run Heather Jackson still maintained a lead of over two minutes.

Heather Jackson is the winner of Ironman 70.3 California 2013 with a time of 4:13:48.

TOP TEN PRO WOMEN

JACKSON, Heather..............04:13:48
WURTELE, Heather..............04:16:11 
PATERSON, Lesley..............04:17:46
CORBIN, Linsey................04:18:41
MARSH, Amy....................04:19:44
PEDERSEN, Camilla.............04:20:04
JOYCE, Rachel.................04:21:12
CARFRAE, Mirinda..............04:25:43
VODICKOVA, Radka..............04:25:45 
FERREIRA, Amber...............04:30:37

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