Resolve to be a triathlete

With another New Year upon us perhaps this is your year to resolve to be a triathlete.

We have so much to be thankful for in North America. There is turmoil all over the world and yet we are blessed with so much freedom of choice.

However it seems that living in the land of plenty has in a way created a society rife with soft, disillusioned people.

Why is it that that obesity has pretty much reached epidemic proportions in North America? Why do we have a continent overwhelmed with drug addicts, alcoholics, and workaholics who seem to have lost their way?

Maybe we have so much it seems there is nothing left to strive for. It’s seems so easy to fall into a lethargic lifestyle devoid of inspiration. For some reason, journey’s of self-discovery seem lacking when living in a land of plenty.

The years slip by quickly and each day of complacency is another opportunity lost to discover what one is truly capable of on so many different levels.

Every year that has passed behind you has created the image you see looking back at you in the mirror. If that reflection appears overweight, out of shape, or depressed and disenchanted than perhaps this is your year to resolve to be a triathlete.

There’s a reason why triathlon is the fastest growing sport in the world. It provides people of all different body types and all levels of ability with a jumping off point….a place to begin to change for the better.

Triathlon is truly a sport for everyone. Once you resolve to get in the pool, lace up those running shoes, and climb onto a bike, change for the better is swift.

It’s a remarkable metamorphosis that happens to new triathletes all over the world. They sense the physical and emotional transformation in themselves once they begin training on a regular basis.

They want more. It becomes almost addictive but as addictions go, triathlon rocks.

They’ve discovered that their bodies are more than willing to respond in a positive way to these new physical demands of swimming, biking, and running.

The human body is a miracle of creation and will sense that it’s time to shed unneeded fat. In it’s stead it will create toned and sleek muscles needed in order to meet this new and welcome challenge.

It’s almost like your body is saying…bring it on!

It doesn’t matter if you’re 20 or 40 or 60 years old. Every day when you climb out of bed it’s an opportunity for a new beginning.

Some people are afraid to even get started. They’ve let their bodies go for so long they believe they will be ridiculed for being overweight and out of shape.

I ran thousands of miles over the years and always had the same reaction when I saw someone extremely overweight running slowly toward me on the pathway. I was so very proud of them. It’s like they’re saying I’m doing this for me and I don’t care what anyone thinks.

They believe in themselves and that’s the key element to being successful in just about anything in this world.

Yes, there may be people in your life who will think or perhaps even say that you’ll never in a million years reach the finish line of a triathlon.

Forget them and resolve to be a triathlete.

Get out there and get started and like so many doubters and naysayers before them they’ll be left standing in the dust as they watch you pass by on the way to the finish line.

If the Ironman Triathlon is your goal check out this article on the ten most common Ironman mistakes.

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Ironman Western Australia Results 2016

Strong pro field meets in Busselton to race for podium in Ironman Western Australia Results 2016.

Before the gun even sounded to begin the swim if promised to be a very entertaining and competitive race with top Australian and European pros facing off for podium spots and prize money in the Ironman Western Australia Results 2016.

MALE PRO START LIST

BACHOR, KONSTANTIN
BILLEAU, SIMON
BOZZONE, TERENZO
BURTON, MATT
CAIRD, ALLISTER
CASADEI, ALBERTO
CHEVROT, DENIS
CLAYTON, GILES
CROSS, DEREK
DEPUISET, VINCENT
EVOE, PATRICK
FETTELL, CLAYTON
FOX, MICHAEL
HOVGAARD, Esben
JENKINS, DARREN
KASTELEIN, NICK
LOUYS, MICHAEL
MARTIN, LUKE
MAXWELL, LEVI
MCMASTER, BRYCE
MULLER, URS
NEMCIK, MAREK
NICHOLLS, RITCHIE
OGDEN, COURTNEY
PELLOW, MATTHEW
PETERSEN-BACH, Jens
POTTS, ANDREW
READ, CARL
SCHRAMM, TILL
SHEARON, JONATHAN
SIMKO, PAVEL
STABRYLA, LEIGH
STEWART, GRAEME
SYMONDS, JEFF
VABROUSEK, PETR
VAN BERKEL, JAN
VINHAL, THIAGO

It was an extremely fast 3.8k swim for the pro men. The first seven to finish the swim were in under the 47 minute mark. They were separated by just 13 seconds with Australians Nick Kastelein and Clayton Fettell posting identical times of 46:10.

A third Australian, Michael Fox was third in 46:17 and Andrew Potts of the USA was fourth.

On the bike course it was Terenzo Bozzone leading the way with a healthy lead of just over eight minutes on Andy Potts as he passed through the 150k mark.

Bozzone carried his lead to the finish of the bike and posted a split of 4:10:49 to go along with his swim time of 46:23. As he began the marathon he had a healthy lead in the race for top spot on the podium in the Ironman Western Australia results 2016.

MALE PRO SWIM AND BIKE SPLITS

BOZZONE, Terenzo	00:46:23	04:10:49
POTTS, Andrew     	00:46:21	04:20:05
KASTELEIN, Nick   	00:46:10	04:22:12
BACHOR, Konstantin	00:49:59	04:18:17
CHEVROT, Denis    	00:46:22	04:28:39
HOVGAARD, Esben   	00:50:02	04:25:31
FOX, Michael      	00:46:17	04:29:58
BURTON, Matt      	00:50:08	04:27:11
PETERSEN-BACH, Jens	00:49:54	04:28:34
CLAYTON, Giles    	00:47:40	04:33:04
SHEARON, Jonathan	00:53:29	04:27:23
MARTIN, Luke     	00:50:11	04:30:52
OGDEN, Courtney   	00:50:03	04:31:00
EVOE, Patrick     	00:53:33	04:31:16
CROSS, Derek     	00:49:56	04:37:18
MAXWELL, Levi    	00:53:08	04:38:11
PELLOW, Matthew	        00:46:23	04:45:08
SCHRAMM, Till      	00:53:35	04:40:56
READ, Carl        	00:53:48	04:41:29
VABROUSEK, Petr   	00:56:58	04:47:29
MCMASTER, Bryce   	00:49:59	05:31:33
DEPUISET, Vincent	01:09:47	06:02:57

There was no catching Terenzo Bozzone of New Zealand and he crosses the finish line first in the Ironman Western Australia results 2016.

Bozzone began his career in 2009 and reached the top of the podium in spectacular fashion with a time of 7:51: 26.

Andrew Potts closed quite a lot of ground on Bozzone on the marathon course but had to settle for second place.

MALE PRO FINISH TIMES

BOZZONE, Terenzo	07:51:26
POTTS, Andrew    	07:55:12
KASTELEIN, Nick   	08:05:24
PETERSEN-BACH, Jens	08:11:20
CHEVROT, Denis   	08:15:23
HOVGAARD, Esben   	08:18:00
FOX, Michael     	08:18:07
BACHOR, Konstantin	08:19:51
OGDEN, Courtney   	08:27:46
MAXWELL, Levi      	08:28:28
CLAYTON, Giles   	08:28:40
MARTIN, Luke     	08:32:10
SHEARON, Jonathan	08:32:37
SCHRAMM, Till     	08:40:59
CROSS, Derek      	08:42:51
READ, Carl        	08:46:42
VABROUSEK, Petr   	09:07:50
MCMASTER, Bryce 	10:03:21
EVOE, Patrick    	10:30:32

For the pro women the favorites going into the race were most likely Melisa Hauschildt of Australia and Mareen Hufe of Germany. However there were several others in the race capable of challenging for a podium spot.

FEMALE PRO START LIST

BELLINGA, RAHEL
COOGAN, KYM
GRUBER, ELISABETH
HAUSCHILDT, MELISSA
HUFE, MAREEN
LUNDSTROM, ASA
MORRISON, TRACY
MURRAY, VANESSA
PARKER, LAUREN
PIAMPIANO, SARAH
SAKAI, EMI
SELSMARK, ALISE
SIDDALL, LAURA
STOTT, GEORGIA

Much like the pro men, it was Australians recording the two fastest times for the pro women. Lauren Parker was fastest with her swim split of 52:31.

Fellow Australian Georgia Stott was second in 53:27 and New Zealander Vanessa Murray was third in 53:33.

Australian Melissa Hauschildt was fastest in the early going on the 180k bike course. However at the 135k mark her lead was only around three minutes on Mareen Hufe of Germany. Asa Lundstrom of Sweden was in third place about six minutes behind the leader.

Hufe overtook Hauschildt on the bike course and had a slight lead as she began the marathon. Asa Lundstrom left transition two in third spot. Sarah Piampiano of the USA also had an excellent bike leg and began the run in fourth place.

FEMALE PRO SWIM AND BIKE SPLITS

HUFE, Mareen      	00:59:12	04:41:32
HAUSCHILDT, Melissa	00:54:29	04:48:46
LUNDSTROM, Asa    	01:00:55	04:47:23
PIAMPIANO, Sarah	00:59:11	04:49:29
MURRAY, Vanessa   	00:53:33	05:10:12
GRUBER, Elisabeth	01:00:50	05:04:40
COOGAN, Kym             00:57:53	05:09:21
BELLINGA, Rahel  	01:06:58	05:00:28
STOTT, Georgia   	00:53:27	05:22:59
SAKAI, Emi       	01:09:02	05:10:53
MORRISON, Tracy	        01:00:02	05:26:08

It was back and forth for Mareen Hufe and Melissa Hauschildt. Hufe gained the upper hand on the bike course, but then Hauschildt regained the lead during the marathon.

With just less than 10k to run Hauschildt was leading Hufe by just under three minutes. Sarah Piampiano took over third spot and Asa Lundstrom slipped to fourth.

Melissa Hauschildt claims the top of the podium in the Ironman Western Australia results 2016 and also sets a new course record with a time of 8:54:38.

FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMES

HAUSCHILDT, Melissa	08:54:39
HUFE, Mareen    	08:57:36
PIAMPIANO, Sarah	08:58:51
LUNDSTROM, Asa   	09:06:08
GRUBER, Elisabeth	09:15:59
COOGAN, Kym      	09:36:36
MURRAY, Vanessa    	09:48:05
MORRISON, Tracy    	10:04:10
SAKAI, Emi       	10:06:12
STOTT, Georgia     	10:12:16
BELLINGA, Rahel    	10:16:11

Top age-group finishers in Ironman Western Australia Results 2016.

FEMALE 18-24

DAVIE, Jasmine   	01:03:11 05:33:54 03:57:03 10:42:46
MURPHY, Sarah           01:18:45 06:38:43 04:28:18 12:44:47
FITZPATRICK, Britney	01:12:34 06:16:46 05:05:11 12:47:33
LODGE, Hannah   	01:05:19 06:39:30 05:01:06 13:01:40

MALE 18-24

PROCTOR, Doug    	01:03:10 04:58:55 03:35:04 09:44:37
HAGGARTY, Rhys          00:57:11 05:12:21 04:00:09 10:18:50
NASH, Daniel     	01:04:05 05:15:10 04:24:37 10:50:03
FRANKLYN, Timothy	01:00:18 05:27:35 04:24:47 11:00:26
ZANEVRA, Aaron          00:59:14 05:27:00 04:38:42 11:14:39
INOUE, Kota       	01:06:41 05:44:56 04:49:18 11:51:01
GNAUCK, Matt       	01:03:26 05:19:22 05:20:16 11:53:18
THONGSA-AT, Thiti	01:15:25 06:22:15 04:22:57 12:15:47

FEMALE 25-29

ADAMS, Zoe        	00:56:34 05:07:24 03:31:56 09:42:17
BOXSELL, Lauren   	01:01:49 05:32:10 04:02:44 10:48:41
TOBAR, Cintia        	01:08:41 05:43:52 04:01:33 10:55:17
LAHART, Kate     	01:05:09 05:40:19 04:01:33 10:55:17
SAYER, Emily       	01:01:24 05:46:09 03:58:33 10:55:53
LANG, Katharina     	00:56:32 05:53:52 04:03:51 11:01:55
WILLIAMSON, Briony	01:03:14 06:07:33 04:10:22 11:27:54
ARCHIBALD, Rebecca	01:08:59 05:51:07 04:21:42 11:33:49

MALE 25-29

FĂ„SSLER, Christian	00:55:20 04:53:30 03:00:38 08:54:49
WHITE, Andy       	00:50:20 04:47:49 03:13:31 08:57:11
BRYAN, George     	00:59:37 05:05:21 02:59:51 09:09:58
MACALLISTER, Joel	00:59:29 04:57:14 03:11:05 09:13:50
LEGGET, Charles   	00:55:45 04:44:38 03:29:46 09:14:29
DENDLE, Rob       	01:02:39 04:44:47 03:21:28 09:17:03
BEVERIDGE, Samuel	00:58:23 04:51:58 03:22:08 09:17:48
MILLARD, Brock    	00:49:27 04:59:44 03:22:56 09:18:56

FEMALE 30-34

HOOPER-BUE, Manue	00:59:37 05:21:58 03:38:38 10:06:34
HOCKLEY, Krystle	01:03:35 05:15:14 03:47:47 10:12:27
KOCIK, Jo        	01:01:22 05:11:24 03:57:51 10:17:59
TROTTER, Julia    	00:55:44 05:37:46 03:57:31 10:40:06
MCEACHERN, Sarah	01:07:59 05:33:39 04:04:02 10:55:13
HILL, Melanie     	01:00:01 05:44:19 04:06:57 10:58:58
LUI, Ciara       	01:04:22 06:01:06 03:59:29 11:15:26
WATERS, Hannah    	01:07:02 05:39:14 04:21:48 11:19:09

MALE 30-34

HANSEN, Lars Dyrholm	00:55:39 04:35:51 03:05:15 08:42:40
HAUWERT, Levi     	00:55:11 04:42:39 03:01:12 08:43:41
KAPPLER, Blake	        00:51:33 04:38:23 03:13:20 08:48:54
WALL, Brad       	00:53:38 04:42:57 03:09:33 08:51:04
RUNDLE, Matthew   	00:56:29 04:48:42 03:01:14 08:55:13
GROCH, Nathan    	00:55:36 04:48:17 03:07:45 08:57:39
HOCKLEY, Joshua   	01:00:48 04:41:44 03:19:45 09:08:21
LUUK, Raido        	01:00:34 05:00:41 03:06:00 09:12:39

FEMALE 35-39

STEINBERG, Steffi	01:01:55 05:13:51 03:34:56 09:56:10
BAUMANN, Melanie	01:16:54 05:07:50 03:36:44 10:09:57
NICOL, Brooke     	01:10:12 05:25:03 03:44:14 10:27:50
BOND, Michelle	        01:10:50 05:33:21 03:39:18 10:31:38
MCCLURE, Grace    	00:59:38 05:30:40 04:01:42 10:38:36
EASTWOOD, Annette	01:00:23 05:52:26 03:40:05 10:39:38
MUNRO, Helen      	01:14:00 05:15:10 04:05:15 10:42:39
SCHMIDT, Tracey    	01:05:35 05:17:25 04:13:29 10:45:26

MALE 35-39

MUJCINOVIC, Emir	00:56:33 04:42:08 03:04:30 08:48:33
RICHARDSON, Ben    	00:55:42 04:42:15 03:13:30 08:56:10
ATKINS, Travis    	00:56:46 04:46:51 03:15:42 09:05:39
CAMERON, Luke    	00:58:22 04:49:41 03:15:08 09:09:53
DEBENHAM, James    	00:53:42 05:03:46 03:11:41 09:14:39
OWEN, Jarrod            01:00:02 04:56:52 03:12:33 09:16:03
THOMPSON, Shane   	00:59:44 04:57:02 03:22:03 09:26:29
JACKSON, Paul     	01:04:30 04:52:54 03:21:35 09:26:31

FEMALE 40-44

BROWNING, Jodie   	00:56:31 05:19:41 03:51:50 10:16:14
DENNIS, Belinda   	01:00:54 05:30:41 03:41:48 10:20:27
MATTHEWS, Rachel	01:05:02 05:31:03 03:49:45 10:34:56
WINN, Robyn       	01:03:07 05:31:09 03:54:08 10:37:26
MUIR, Kristy      	01:01:39 05:41:09 03:51:32 10:43:52
HEARNE, Marilyn     	01:18:44 05:35:12 03:46:13 10:49:43
DODD, Vanessa           01:17:44 05:45:41 03:48:36 10:58:23
LEIGH-SMITH, Chantal	01:05:58 05:36:15 04:11:25 11:00:38

MALE 40-44

BELL, Ben        	00:52:46 04:53:06 02:54:54 08:45:02
BRUNT, Sean     	00:52:49 04:35:55 03:14:12 08:47:19
ROBERTSON, Kevin	01:00:24 05:01:13 02:54:19 09:03:26
VANDER BRUGGEN,Stephane	00:52:48 04:46:06 03:23:11 09:06:52
O'DOHERTY, Pau   l	00:54:49 04:44:27 03:26:54 09:11:15
FLANAGAN, Brendan	01:01:48 04:47:45 03:18:31 09:15:11
SEWELL, Greg     	01:00:49 04:53:56 03:19:16 09:20:21
BAIN, Greg        	01:01:38 04:51:12 03:25:30 09:25:04

FEMALE 45-49

BOYES, Michelle    	01:01:37 05:11:02 03:32:21 09:50:14
MCLAUGHLAN, Joanne	01:01:52 05:29:26 04:00:01 10:38:05
FIORE, Danielle    	01:08:13 05:41:41 04:01:25 10:59:21
TOWLER, Mandy      	01:12:30 05:45:03 03:58:27 11:04:39
KATELIS, Stacey    	01:14:48 05:44:47 03:51:35 11:06:27
LANYON, Georgina	01:10:36 05:48:07 04:09:12 11:20:12
ZAMMIT, Tracey    	00:58:02 05:34:48 04:49:35 11:29:03
ATKINSON, Corinna	01:11:06 06:08:21 04:07:51 11:34:42

MALE 45-49

FLEGO, Ian        	00:59:43 04:57:58 03:09:26 09:12:57
SPAGNOL, Olivier	01:04:56 04:55:20 03:08:12 09:15:38
MIDDLETON, Vince	00:55:24 05:08:51 03:15:21 09:25:59
JEFFERSON, Allan	00:59:20 04:55:51 03:30:05 09:32:18
FRANKEN, Darren	        00:57:21 04:55:24 03:35:34 09:35:02
VENOUR, David     	01:05:52 05:06:44 03:14:42 09:35:46
MOORE, Paul             00:53:26 04:58:16 03:54:51 09:51:33
JANES, Mat       	00:57:11 05:16:53 03:28:56 09:51:42

FEMALE 50-54

ROSS, Maria       	01:10:57 05:28:44 04:14:39 11:11:42
TREMAYNE, Margaret	01:16:18 06:00:28 04:26:01 11:52:46
SCHWARZ, Felicitas	01:08:23 05:57:15 04:41:24 12:00:13
DE ABREU, Tania   	01:04:15 06:03:40 05:06:55 12:24:12
YOUNG, Gayle      	01:17:15 06:18:44 04:47:24 12:33:37
LONGDEN, Fiona    	01:14:52 06:08:16 05:04:10 12:38:04
OSTI, Meegan      	01:12:09 06:12:49 04:56:31 12:39:24
SAMPSON, Tanya     	01:06:44 06:20:59 05:01:39 12:40:14

MALE 50-54

BOYES, David      	01:01:22 04:55:54 03:26:54 09:29:46
KIMPTON, Craig    	01:00:33 04:52:12 03:31:06 09:33:20
HALL, Rodney     	01:00:09 04:59:13 03:30:48 09:38:05
BUCHANAN, Trevor	01:08:43 04:53:29 03:35:06 09:43:24
BRUCE, Andrew    	00:56:11 05:02:04 03:44:55 09:49:56
JANKOVSKIS, Mark	01:03:59 05:04:54 03:35:37 09:50:52
SONG, Kangsub     	01:11:51 05:08:28 03:30:12 09:58:24
HOGBEN, Michael    	00:55:21 05:09:01 03:50:26 10:01:07

FEMALE 55-59

WARD, June         	01:04:23 05:27:13 04:19:05 10:58:06
MIYA, Yuko       	01:28:11 06:01:06 04:45:54 12:28:22
FRASER, Kim     	01:23:20 05:59:50 04:54:48 12:32:54
LEE, Annette    	01:16:04 06:47:21 05:12:54 13:27:32
TAPPER, Wendy    	01:12:47 06:39:46 05:30:08 13:41:15
ROBERTSON, Sue    	01:28:36 06:26:02 05:30:44 13:46:09
RICHARDS, Lindsay	01:16:02 06:25:07 05:54:39 13:54:32
BALFOUR, Belinda	01:25:02 06:31:14 05:43:25 13:57:09

MALE 55-59

FERGUSSON, Kevin	00:54:57 04:44:30 03:43:13 09:27:38
HARTLEY, Alan     	01:02:24 05:10:46 03:38:01 09:58:59
KOLB, Tony       	01:02:11 05:12:25 03:37:00 10:00:20
RICHARDS, Peter   	01:05:24 05:15:20 03:33:55 10:05:30
FERNLEY, Brad    	00:57:31 05:05:59 03:55:50 10:07:13
HILL, John        	01:04:23 05:11:23 03:47:33 10:10:30
HARRIS, Darryl    	00:56:44 05:12:34 04:00:01 10:16:27
HEYES, Paul       	01:12:19 05:04:23 04:03:11 10:31:03

FEMALE 60-64

BOLIN, Loree       	01:20:47 06:09:39 05:24:45 13:06:04
TULLOH, Catherine	01:15:31 06:40:07 05:06:15 13:19:52
WILLIAMS, Pamela	01:19:06 07:01:51 05:10:48 13:54:32
GREENOUGH, Glynis	01:26:43 06:35:42 05:49:41 14:14:35
ASAHI, Naoko       	02:05:28 07:46:27 05:12:30 15:22:16

MALE 60-64

BODENMANN, Andreas	01:11:04 05:17:02 03:20:49 09:59:50
WARE, Steve      	01:16:49 05:08:02 03:27:37 10:02:16
VALENA, Tomas     	01:16:13 05:33:23 03:47:04 10:45:04
MOSSENSON, Ian    	01:08:52 05:39:07 04:06:42 11:09:38
KIRIHARA, Yuji     	01:11:21 05:55:10 04:05:42 11:28:05
RASH, Peter       	01:10:37 05:21:06 04:45:58 11:36:27
YAMACHIYO, Akira	01:16:15 06:07:22 04:02:18 11:40:48
LOOS, Philippe    	01:05:11 05:33:46 04:49:34 11:42:42

MALE 65-69

SCHLIEBS, Ray    	01:08:57 05:49:46 04:37:32 11:46:44
TOZER, Darryl     	01:15:16 05:42:32 04:57:27 12:07:37
GREENOUGH, Keith	01:15:35 05:59:05 04:40:21 12:08:48
PATTERSON, Mark    	01:21:41 05:45:22 05:04:54 12:22:27
MCKENZIE, Garry    	01:02:33 05:57:15 05:49:03 13:00:56
WILKINSON, John    	01:15:16 06:24:25 05:42:20 13:35:31
KEARNS, Warren    	01:08:44 07:17:42 07:08:33 15:52:56
HASHIBA, Yutaka	         01:33:09 07:43:20 06:23:06 15:58:07

MALE 70-74

WESTE, Griffiths	01:11:02 05:52:02 04:50:17 12:03:54
NOBUKA, Koji     	01:26:35 06:59:27 04:39:00 13:29:15
BESSER, Michael    	01:27:45 07:07:28 05:40:41 14:32:24

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Ironman 70.3 Taupo Results 2016

USA, Canada, Great Britain pros against best of New Zealand and Australia for podium in Ironman 70.3 Taupo results 2016.

For the pro men it was Scott Drew of the USA hoping to find a way onto the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Taupo results 2016 against a stacked field of Australians and New Zealanders.

MALE PRO START LIST

Franklin, Matt
Allan, Dougal
Brown, Cameron
Cochrane, Simon
Wall, Lindsey
Hall, Jason
Petrie, Alexi
Barber, Zac
Shaw, Olly
Paul, Cameron
Elstob, Sam
McGuigan, Daniel
Djouad-guibert, Alain
Bowstead, Mark
Kerin, Lachlan
Scott, Drew
Phillips, Mike
Currie, Braden
Ambrose, Paul
Rawles, Eddie
Skipworth, Todd

It was a group of five pro men making a bit of a break on the rest of the field as the 1.9k swim was in the books. Braden Curtis of New Zealand led the way with his clocking of 24:04 but he had plenty of company.

The next four to reach the swim finish were within four seconds of the leader.

Mark Bowstead of New Zealand posted the fastest bike split of the day and vaulted into the lead as the 21k run began. Australian Lachlan Kerin and American Scott Drew were right behind him in second and third.

MALE PRO SWIM AND BIKE SPLITS

Bowstead, Mark   	00:24:06	02:06:30
Kerin, Lachlan    	00:25:10	02:07:01
Scott, Drew      	00:25:10	02:07:08
Phillips, Mike   	00:25:12	02:07:02
Currie, Braden    	00:24:04	02:09:42
Ambrose, Paul    	00:25:09	02:08:43
Rawles, Eddie     	00:24:06	02:09:45
Skipworth, Todd    	00:24:08	02:10:14
Franklin, Matt    	00:24:07	02:39:04
Allan, Dougal    	00:27:41	02:39:40
Brown, Cameron    	00:26:59	02:40:36
Cochrane, Simon  	00:25:08	02:15:06
Wall, Lindsey    	00:25:13	02:15:15
Paul, Cameron     	00:26:52	02:13:21
Petrie, Alexi    	00:26:06	02:15:15
Hall, Jason      	00:25:15	02:18:32
Elstob, Sam	        00:27:38	02:28:24
McGuigan, Daniel	00:35:11	02:28:50

Mark Bowstead who led coming off the bike dropped out of the race due to injury.

Just past the 10k mark it was Braden Currie taking over the lead for the pro men. It was a tight race. Mike Phillips was right behind him in second and Drew Scott of the USA was just 1:30 back in third place.

Braden Currie won in 2015 and he successfully defends his title as he takes top spot on the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Taupo results 2016. Fellow New Zealander Mike Phillips finishes in second.

MALE PRO FINISH TIMES

Currie, Braden   	03:52:45
Phillips, Mike   	03:53:18
Skipworth, Todd	        03:56:57
Rawles, Eddie     	03:57:51
Scott, Drew	        03:58:10
Kerin, Lachlan   	03:59:41
Allan, Dougal      	03:59:53
Brown, Cameron          04:03:14
Ambrose, Paul           04:04:47
Cochrane, Simon         04:06:21
Wall, Lindsey     	04:07:08
Hall, Jason       	04:07:52
Franklin, Matt     	04:12:44
Petrie, Alexi      	04:14:03
Paul, Cameron      	04:15:09
Elstob, Sam      	04:37:17
Djouad-guibert, Alain	04:44:53
McGuigan, Daniel	04:49:40

As the swim got underway for the female pros it appeared that Meredith Kessler of the USA, Laura Siddall of New Zealand, and Canadian Melanie McQuaid would be the early favorites to take the top of the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Taupo results 2016.

However, there were several others in the race who could reach the podium on their best effort and that includes Amelia Watkinson who was second in 2015.

FEMALE PRO START LIST

McQuaid, Melanie
Siddall, Laura
Hayes, Tamsyn
Lawrence, Hannah
Furness, Erin
Brent, Elaine
Meo, Pip
Kessler, Meredith
Clarke, Rebecca
Wood, Laura
Watkinson, Amelia
Cleaver, Anna

As expected it was Meredith Kessler at the front of the pack in the swim. She had company as Rebecca Clarke of New Zealand matched her stroke for stroke. They recorded times of 25:36 and 25:37 respectively.

They entered transition one with a one minute lead over third place Laura Wood of New Zealand.

As is customary, Melanie McQuaid of Canada had to count on strong bike split to get back in touch with the leaders. She was three minutes off the pace as she began the 90k bike leg.

Kessler followed up her strong swim with the second fastest bike leg of the day to maintain the lead as the left the bike/run transition. Amelia Watkinson had the fastest bike split and moved into second place ahead of Laura Siddall of Great Britain.

Melanie McQuaid worked her way into fourth after the bike. Both Siddall and McQuaid left too much to do after the swim and would most likely be battling it out for third place. They were both six minutes or more behind the leader.

Much would depend on how strong Amelia Watkinston was on the run. Siddall was within striking distance of second place, but McQuaid over three minutes behind Watkinson.

FEMALE PRO SWIM AND BIKE SPLITS

Kessler, Meredith	00:25:36	02:23:39
Watkinson, Amelia	00:27:56	02:23:34
Siddall, Laura   	00:28:44	02:26:58
McQuaid, Melanie	00:28:44	02:26:58
Hayes, Tamsyn    	00:31:13	02:30:10
Wood, Laura     	00:26:39	02:35:08
Clarke, Rebecca   	00:25:37	02:37:06
Lawrence, Hannah	00:31:13	03:09:17

Meredith Kessler held a sizeable lead for most of the run, but as she reached the 16k mark her lead had been cut down considerably.

Laura Siddall had moved into second and was running well. She was just over two minutes back of the leader. Amelia Watkinson slipped down into third spot.

What a finish to the race for the pro women. Meredith Kessler barely hangs on to win the race by eight seconds over a hard-charging Laura Siddall. Kessler repeats as champion.

As it turned out, the three podium finishers were the same as last year.

FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMES

Kessler, Meredith	04:22:36
Siddall, Laura   	04:22:44
Watkinson, Amelia	04:28:25
Clarke, Rebecca  	04:42:52
Wood, Laura       	04:45:06
Hayes, Tamsyn      	04:45:12
Lawrence, Hannah	04:45:20
Meo, Pip          	04:52:04
Brent, Elaine            04:53:21
McQuaid, Melanie	04:56:40
Furness, Erin     	05:02:54

Top age-group finishers in Ironman 70.3 Taupo results 2016.

FEMALE 18-24

Swanson, Molly   	05:10:30
Mitchell, Grace      	05:19:38
Treseder, Phoebe	05:39:49
McVerry, Katie    	05:47:18
Watson, Megan    	05:49:02
Haresnape, Billie-Lee	05:49:25
Chisholm, Jess    	05:50:29
Lusby, Jess       	05:52:25

MALE 18-24

Robinson, Jack    	04:25:27
Hirschberg, Bryce	04:40:32
Humby, Robert     	04:42:08
Millett, Maxwell	04:47:33
Thomas, Josh      	04:49:36
Taylor, Ted             04:52:07
Bullen, Liam      	04:54:49
Kettle, Sam	        05:02:56

FEMALE 25-29

Elliott, Rebecca	04:37:58
Wilson, Alison   	04:39:05
Ryan, Taryn       	04:56:15
Davis, Alysha           05:01:12
Kendrick, Emily         05:12:05

MALE 25-29

Robinson, Mike    	04:31:07
Twist, Ryan       	04:34:59
Hyde, Benjamin     	04:39:46
Meech, Sam        	04:42:21
McNeice, Marshall       04:43:54
Matuschka, Brent        04:45:14
Tennent, William        04:45:25
Bennett, Kit    	04:50:51

FEMALE 30-34

Toulmin, Karen    	04:55:09
Lawrence, Matilda	05:01:21
Milner-Olsen, Ngarama	05:01:29
Meyer, Pamela           05:07:55
Grew, Lana         	05:12:23
Coombs, Alice     	05:14:18
Reardon, Cass     	05:15:00
York, Rebecca     	05:15:35

MALE 30-34

Plews, Daniel     	04:09:04
Campbell, Peter     	04:24:34
Ford, Tim	        04:28:01
Goretti, Martino	04:28:32
Kadar, Peter      	04:34:44
Sumner, Matt	        04:36:39
O'brien, Scott    	04:40:40
van Kampen, Michael	04:40:57

FEMALE 35-39

Dewe, Kerri       	05:05:05
Edwards, Nikki    	05:05:55
McDougall, Liz          05:05:57
TawharaWilson,Christina	05:08:24
Mathews, Nikkola	05:15:45
Cox, Kylie              05:17:40
Revie, Janice           05:27:16
Warren, Nikki    	05:32:53

MALE 35-39

Randall, Joshua   	04:23:59
Merrick, Matt     	04:31:04
Corkin, Hayden          04:32:19
Leuchten, Thomas	04:33:48
Clark, Brad       	04:38:41
Blackburn, Leon    	04:41:48
BOUCHER, Arnaud    	04:42:07
Nieper, Craig    	04:45:14

FEMALE 40-44

Sharp, Tanya      	04:54:39
Olsson, Malin     	05:07:14
Sutherland, Nicki	05:11:04
Harvey-Heyward, Gail	05:18:10
Murdoch, Carrie   	05:29:46
Maas, Shan        	05:31:29
Penney, Ange      	05:45:41
Brown, Annalie    	05:52:28

MALE 40-44

Allen, Kevin    	04:39:16
Van hellemond, Glen	04:43:27
Yeates, Shane	        04:44:51
Parris, Hugh      	04:46:55
Scheepers, Andrew	04:46:59
Tucker, Reuben    	04:47:06
Cresswell, Scott	04:47:54
McGrath, Jeff     	04:49:35

FEMALE 45-49

TOKAI, Kaori       	05:03:43
Wade-Fleming, Vicki	05:14:47
Dooley, Dawn      	05:16:21
Sproule, Nicola   	05:29:17
Clark, Gayle    	05:33:33
Tisch, Jo        	05:38:18
Clifford, Soolan	05:45:23
Robotham, Hilary	05:47:20

MALE 45-49

Morris, Jason      	04:30:16
Cowan, Anthony          04:37:09
simonsen, ricky	        04:37:53
McSkimming, Glen	04:41:29
Galt, Dean	        04:41:40
Sanders, Steve          04:43:40
Mattson, David   	04:45:49
Ross, Wayne      	04:50:39

FEMALE 50-54

Houston, Keri     	05:23:53
Hirschberg, Cheryl	05:39:46
Hermann, Jane      	05:40:30
Baldwin, Jane	        05:41:42
Wickham, Liz	        05:42:57
Shean, Zena      	05:59:15
McIntosh, Madeleine	06:02:39
Exeter, Kim             06:13:58

MALE 50-54

Cane, David      	04:43:36
Searle, Robert     	04:45:32
Bond, Mike        	04:46:05
Hill, Paul       	04:48:22
Pennifold, Chris	04:51:16
Burke, Mark        	04:51:54
Brenton-Rule, Tim	04:52:04
Turner, James     	04:52:39

FEMALE 55-59

Searle, Eileen    	05:19:08
McMaster, Sue      	05:40:52
Walker, Gillian   	05:46:08
Hunsche, Ingrid   	05:57:24
Shouksmith, Christine	06:00:13
de Lacey, Emma    	06:18:47
Earl, Vicki       	06:29:04
Reardon, Vicki    	06:34:33

MALE 55-59

Morreau, Philip   	04:54:07
Lockey, Ross     	05:01:12
McLeod, Andrew    	05:12:24
Manson, Tony      	05:12:42
Janssen, Shane          05:15:10
Spice, Roger      	05:15:15
MacDonald, Graeme	05:25:45
Tweed, Malcolm     	05:27:53

FEMALE 60-64

Hann, Lauren      	05:59:03
Clarkson, Jo      	06:23:26
Allison, Heather	06:26:49
Kowalewski, Dianne	06:39:55
Marshall, Mary    	07:26:14
Ruddenklau, Veronica	08:00:47

MALE 60-64

Madsen, Niels	        04:58:47
Wylie, Rob       	05:08:18
Story, Cor        	05:09:35
Fletcher, Alan     	05:36:20
Dallinger, Tony     	05:38:55
Primmer, Evan    	05:39:21
Moriarty, David John	06:01:21
O'Driscoll, Christopher	06:02:10

FEMALE 65-69

Rolston, Shirley Jean  07:05:48

MALE 65-69

Berry, Paul       	05:15:13
Tubb, Robert	        05:48:44
hann, kevin       	06:06:13
McGrath, Brian          06:30:02
Whitaker, Shaan   	06:52:30
gaffaney, Mike   	08:10:49
Robinson, Harold	08:12:59

FEMALE 70-74

Van Zon, Marieke	07:44:34

MALE 70-74

Bragg, Max	        07:10:18
King, Ian               07:13:33
Ramsay, Mike     	07:17:53
Taylor, Peter     	07:18:17
Shadbolt, Douglas	07:28:53
Schmid, Manfred   	07:31:41

MALE 75-79

Boyle, Brian     	06:10:21

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Ironman 70.3 Cartagena Results 2016

Pro and age-group athletes race for spots in Ironman 70.3 Cartagena Results 2016.

On Sunday December 4 an excellent field of pro athletes were on hand in Cartagena, Columbia to race for prize money and Championship Points up for grabs in the Ironman 70.3 Cartagena results 2016.

MALE PRO START LIST

Acevedo Van Arken, Rodrigo
Acosta, Camilo
Alexandridis, Iain
Arias, Jorge
De Elias, Mario
Fontana, Daniel
Gerlach, Thomas
Giardini, Davide
Guerte, David
Hancock, Tim
Hanson, Matt
Manente, Felipe
Manssur Filho, Antonio
Marmol, Giovanny
Matthews, Paul
Melo, Danilo
Metzler, Justin
Morel, Jeremy
Perreira, Gustavo
Quinchara Forero, Carlos
Rodriguez, Felipe
Shoemaker, Jarrod
Smith, Reilly
Staer Nathan, Mikael
Tejada, Raul
Tigert, Daniel
Tohara, Kaito
Villata, Eduar

Only three pro men managed to break the 25 minute barrier in the swim. Davide Giardini was first to reach the 1.2-mile swim line in a time of 24:31. Paul Matthews was second in 24:34, and Carlos Quinchara Forero was third in 24:36.

Davide Giardini was also the fastest through the 66-mile bike course and had a lead of about five minutes over Matt Hanson as he began the 13.1-mile run.

Justin Metzler was close behind Hanson in third. All three leaders were from the USA.

MALE PRO SWIM AND BIKE SPLITS

Giardini, Davide	00:24:31 02:08:22
Hanson, Matt      	00:27:08 02:10:30
Metzler, Justin   	00:25:55 02:11:44
Quinchara Forero,Carlos	00:24:36 02:13:19
De Elias, Mario   	00:27:12 02:13:04
Morel, Jeremy    	00:28:56 02:15:00
Guete, David     	00:27:14 02:18:24
Villata, Eduar    	00:29:09 02:17:12
Staer Nathan, Mikael	00:28:20 02:18:27
Perreira, Gustavo	00:28:19 02:19:14
Arias, Jorge     	00:25:59 02:21:16
Tigert, Daniel	        00:28:01 02:20:36
Melo, Danilo     	00:33:40 02:15:43
Hancock, Tim     	00:29:27 02:19:40
Marmol, Giovanny	00:28:59 02:22:56
Rodriguez, Felipe	00:24:36 02:33:34
Chavez, Alejandro	00:28:15 02:40:39

According to race officials some male and female pros have run off course. Not sure how this even happens in a sanctioned WTC event, but it could prove difficult to determine the winners unless of course they all ran off course. However this does not appear to be the case as the first ones across the finish line were not in contention before the mix-up.

The first unofficial male pro across the finish line was Canadian Mikael Staer Nathan. He was about 15 minutes behind the leader at the start of the run. Actually the top five finishers were far back in the field when the run began. This indicates that they ran a shorter course than the true leaders.

The leaders early on in the race were Americans Davide Giardini and Matt Hanson. They were far ahead of the unofficial top five finishers.

***Official results will be posted on this page once things are sorted out. This could take a while.***

FEMALE PRO START LIST

Cameto, Sarah
Castillo Franco, Diana
Chretien, Flo
Dcroz, Fiorella
Frederiksen, Helle
Goss, Lauren
Grohmann, Katharina
Harari, Lotty
Linnell, Allison
Patterson, Julie
Rios La Luz, Militza
Rodriguez, Fiama
Seymour, Jeanni
Simon, Erika
Wassner, Laurel
Wassner, Rebeccah
Withrow, Kesley

Lauren Goss led the way in the swim for the pro women. She was the only one to come in under the 26 minute mark with her time of 25:47.

However, it was Jeanni Seymour taking control on the bike course with the days fastest bike split for the pro women.

Her time of 2:23:07 was just enough to give her a bit of a head start over Lauren Goss as the run began. Sarah Cometo was in the mix and close to the pace in third place.

FEMALE PRO SWIM AND BIKE SPLITS

Seymour, Jeanni   	00:26:55 02:23:07
Goss, Lauren      	00:25:47 02:26:53
Cameto, Sarah    	00:27:53 02:25:53
Withrow, Kesley    	00:26:11 02:29:26
Castillo Franco, Diana	00:26:12 02:29:28
Linnell, Allison	00:30:45 02:27:08
Patterson, Julie	00:29:17 02:33:04
Dcroz, Fiorella   	00:27:30 02:35:10
Wassner, Laurel   	00:26:55 02:38:09
Rios La Luz, Militza	00:27:31 02:40:30
Rodriguez, Fiama	00:29:17 02:41:58

The results for the pro women are official. It was an excellent race for top spot in the Ironman 70.3 Cartagena results 2016.

Lauren Goss and Jeanni Seymour battled to the finish line and it was Lauren Goss earning the win by 27 seconds over Seymour. Her winning time was 4:23:20.

FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMES

Goss, Lauren     	04:23:20
Seymour, Jeanni    	04:23:47
Withrow, Kesley    	04:31:14
Castillo Franco, Diana	04:33:48
Cameto, Sarah    	04:35:28
Linnell, Allison	04:39:17
Wassner, Laurel   	04:46:04
Dcroz, Fiorella   	04:54:47
Rodriguez, Fiama	04:58:59
Patterson, Julie	04:59:49
Chretien, Flo    	05:06:49
Harari, Lotty    	05:10:15

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Ironman 70.3 Bahrain Results 2016

Middle East Champion bragging rights up for grabs in Ironman 70.3 Bahrain results 2016.

Almost the entire pro field for the race(with a few exceptions) were from Europe. However Australia had a few very strong entries with Sam Appleton, Richie Cunningham, and Tim Reed in the mix.

Any one of them went into the race with a good chance of winning a podium spot in the Ironman 70.3 Bahrain results 2016.

To add extra incentive, the race was billed as the Ironman 70.3 Middle East Championship.

MALE PRO START LIST

Appleton, Sam
Billard, Bertrand
Billeau, Simon
Blanchart Tinto, Miquel
Bozzone, Terenzo
Breuer, David
Butterfield, Tyler
Cartmell, Fraser
Ciavattella, Jonathan
Croneborg, Fredrik
Cunnama, James
Cunningham, Richie
Davidson, Michael
Donnelly, Sean
Doree, Guillaume
Godart, Olivier
Guillaume, Romain
Hayes, Stuart
Hoffman, Ben
Jarrige, Yvan
Justus, Steffen
Karas, Robert
Koutny, Philipp
Lampret, Freddy
Liebelt, Markus
Limousin, Frederic
Louys, Michael
Metzler, Justin
Mlinar, Markus
Morel, Jeremy
Moreno Molins, Albert
Mueller, Urs
Nemcik, Marek
Nilsson, Patrik
Plese, David
Raelert, Michael
Reed, Tim
Renc, Tomas
Ruenz, Michael
Trautman, Matt
Van Cleven, Michael
Watson, Eric
Weiss, Michael
Wielinga, Remmert
Williams, Brad

As usual in 70.3 races, the swim was a closely contested affair. Just twenty seconds separated the first 10 pro men.

Officially it was Eric Watson of Bahrain leading the way in 24:58. Michael Raelert of Germany was just one second behind him in second and Sam Appleton of Australia was in third just five seconds behind the leader.

Through the first 12k of the bike it was Terenzo Bozzone of New Zealand leading the way with Michael Raelert 16 seconds back in second place with Romain Guillaume of France third. Only 40 seconds separated the first seven pro men.

Terenzo Bozzone was first off the bike and had a substantial lead of almost 4:30 on Sam Appleton as he began the run.

PRO MEN AFTER THE SWIM AND BIKE

Bozzone, Terenzo	00:25:07	01:56:48
Appleton, Sam   	00:25:03	02:01:10
Justus, Steffen   	00:25:05	02:01:52
Guillaume, Romain	00:25:06	02:01:48
Raelert, Michael	00:24:59	02:02:23
Hayes, Stuart   	00:25:10	02:02:15
Costes, Antony   	00:25:08	02:02:01
Plese, David      	00:28:28	02:01:22
Cunningham, Richie	00:25:58	02:04:59
Nilsson, Patrik   	00:25:49	02:05:04
Trautman, Matt     	00:25:30	02:05:38
Breuer, David    	00:26:37	02:05:32
Van Berkel, Jan    	00:25:49	02:06:19
Jarrige, Yvan    	00:25:47	02:06:34
Croneborg, Fredrik	00:25:18	02:07:03
Blanchart Tinto, Miquel	00:26:34	02:09:25
Kung, Manuel     	00:25:20	02:11:01
Watson, Eric    	00:24:58	02:12:08
Limousin, Frederic	00:26:39	02:11:35
Gomes, Pedro      	00:26:31	02:12:06
Renc, Tomas      	00:26:36	02:12:14
Marcq, Julien      	00:29:14	02:12:15
Doree, Guillaume	00:28:25	02:15:09
Jilek, David      	00:31:16	02:12:12
Godart, Olivier   	00:30:16	02:13:46
Donnelly, Sean     	00:25:12	02:21:44
Jezko, Ivan      	00:30:58	02:20:24
Bednar, Petr     	00:34:40	02:26:19

Steffen Justus was in third place just less than 30 seconds behind Appleton as they left the bike/run transition area.

At about the 10k mark of the run Justus had gained control of second place and closed to within about 2:30 of Bozzone the leader.

However there was no catching Terenzo Bozzone and he crosses the finish line first in the Ironman 70.3 Bahrain results 2016 and is the 70.3 Middle East Champion.

It’s quite a display of recovery for Bozzone. He also won Ironman Western Australia 2016 just one week ago. That’s a pretty amazing accomplishment considering the caliber of the field in this race.

His time in the Ironman last week was 7:51…..

MALE PRO FINISH TIMES

Bozzone, Terenzo	03:41:32
Justus, Steffen   	03:42:26
Appleton, Sam    	03:44:10
Guillaume, Romain	03:48:29
Plese, David     	03:49:16
Trautman, Matt   	03:49:38
Costes, Antony   	03:50:43
Jarrige, Yvan     	03:52:54
Cunningham, Richie	03:56:16
Croneborg, Fredrik	03:56:29
Breuer, David     	03:57:27
Blanchart Tinto, Miquel	03:57:48
Van Berkel, Jan    	03:58:17
Raelert, Michael	03:58:27
Watson, Eric      	04:00:58
Renc, Tomas           	04:03:38
Limousin, Frederic	04:04:28
Gomes, Pedro     	04:05:02
Kung, Manuel      	04:05:16
Marcq, Julien    	04:08:33
Jilek, David      	04:10:31
Doree, Guillaume	04:11:04
Godart, Olivier   	04:11:49
Donnelly, Sean    	04:16:17
Jezko, Ivan     	04:22:45
Bednar, Petr            04:41:31

The field for the pro women was also mostly European, but Canada, USA, South Africa,and Australia were also represented by pros who could challenge for the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Bahrain results 2016.

FEMALE PRO START LIST

Charles, Lucy
Corachan Vaquera, Judith
Crowley, Sarah
Cunnama, Jodie
Czesnik, Maria
Deckers, Tine
Halasz, Anna
Herrero Gomez, Helena
Huse, Sue
Jahn, Kirsty
Jones, Stephanie
Jones Meyers, Jessica
Koistinen, Minna
Kumhofer, Simone
Li, Shiao-Yu
Livesey, Caroline
Mccauley, Jocelyn
Naeth, Angela
Pallant, Emma
Schink, Lina-Kristin
Schmitt, Natascha
Schulz, Jenny
Seymour, Jeanni
Seymour, Natalie
Steffen, Caroline
Stevens, Amanda
Thibodeau, Karen

Caroline Stephen of Switzerland managed to create a gap between herself and the rest of the pro women field on the swim course.

She finished the swim in a time of 28:54 and was 1:12 ahead of second place Maria Czesnik of Poland. Natalie Seymour of Great Britain was in third spot just ten seconds further back.

Jocelyn McCauley made her way to the front on the 90k bike course and began the run with a lead of about three minutes on Diana Riesler. Tine Deckers was in third place.

PRO WOMEN AFTER THE SWIM AND BIKE

Riesler, Diana    	00:30:40	02:12:54
Deckers, Tine    	00:30:59	02:13:45
Steffen, Caroline	00:28:54	02:15:58
Pallant, Emma     	00:30:24	02:14:49
Crowley, Sarah    	00:30:28	02:14:56
Seymour, Natalie	00:30:16	02:17:09
Jahn, Kirsty      	00:30:28	02:17:53
Corachan Vaquera,Judith	00:30:23	02:19:08
Hector, Alice    	00:30:21	02:20:08
Jones Meyers, Jessica	00:32:38	02:18:01
Schmitt, Natascha	00:30:29	02:20:58
Livesey, Caroline	00:31:46	02:19:22
Thibodeau, Karen	00:30:26	02:25:11
Schulz, Jenny    	00:34:13	02:22:15
Czesnik, Maria    	00:30:06	02:30:28
Halasz, Anna     	00:42:45	02:21:01
Huse, Sue       	00:37:43	02:27:50

In the early going Emma Pallant seemed strongest of all on the run course and by the 10k mark and had a lead of about a minute on second place Sarah Crowley. Caroline Stephen was in third place two minutes back of the leader.

However with 3k to go the race for the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Bahrain results 2016 began to tighten up. Just 20 seconds separated Emma Pallant of Great Britain and Sarah Crowley of Australia.

Caroline Steffen of Switzerland seemed to have a firm hold on the final spot on the podium. She was about 40 seconds ahead of Tine Deckers.

It was a great finish by Sarah Crowley of Australia. She passed Emma Pallant in the late stages of the race to claim top spot on the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Bahrain results 2016.

FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMES

Crowley, Sarah    	04:10:59
Pallant, Emma    	04:12:25
Steffen, Caroline	04:15:08
Deckers, Tine     	04:15:43
Riesler, Diana    	04:17:20
Jahn, Kirsty     	04:19:06
Hector, Alice    	04:20:28
Corachan Vaquera,Judith	04:21:36
Jones Meyers, Jessica	04:22:18
Schmitt, Natascha	04:23:36
Schulz, Jenny    	04:25:20
Seymour, Natalie	04:26:12
Livesey, Caroline	04:27:57
Thibodeau, Karen	04:35:54
Huse, Sue        	04:36:32
Halasz, Anna     	04:41:33

Top age-group finishers in Ironman 70.3 Bahrain results 2016.

FEMALE 18-24

Al Alawi, Rana    	00:41:23 03:06:51 02:05:15 06:03:33
Dabir, Ashlesha    	00:50:07 03:50:24 02:33:25 07:27:02

MALE 18-24

Tijero Santillan,Xabier	00:26:25 02:16:21 01:17:43 04:05:50
Almansoori, Hamad	00:28:43 02:27:08 01:50:35 04:52:24
Steele, George   	00:30:46 02:55:10 01:36:52 05:10:31
Albanwa, Abdulaziz	00:37:42 02:35:25 01:51:53 05:14:15
Hirst, Michael    	00:40:34 02:47:41 01:52:07 05:27:22
Alali, Mohammed    	00:34:13 02:49:10 02:00:43 05:32:16
Gittings, John    	00:31:03 03:01:42 01:52:32 05:36:02
Wooster, Michael	01:02:18 03:00:43 01:48:59 05:43:44

FEMALE 25-29

Stadelmann, Sabrina	00:28:29 02:31:42 01:34:14 04:40:24
Nuvolini Wajngarten,
Raquel          	00:33:40 02:38:29 01:41:01 05:01:54
Lovrek, Marina    	00:34:37 02:39:09 01:48:46 05:11:40
Harding, Rebecka	00:36:02 02:44:48 01:43:28 05:12:15
Pregigueiro, Carla	00:31:12 02:56:32 01:52:29 05:27:04
Gerami, Shirin    	00:34:07 02:55:42 01:52:00 05:30:30
Alkhalifa, Hannah	00:40:56 02:57:30 02:01:42 05:48:44
Carton, Bernadette	00:42:51 03:09:08 02:00:25 06:02:42

MALE 25-29

Chikin, Alexander	00:26:12 02:13:51 01:22:30 04:09:06
Altamimi, Ibrahim	00:31:34 02:22:39 01:21:46 04:22:36
Kang, Eden         	00:27:30 02:24:56 01:28:12 04:26:28
Hamada, Mohamed   	00:29:11 02:32:57 01:37:46 04:46:12
Buallay, Khaled   	00:34:09 02:23:43 01:42:29 04:47:25
Halatsch, Niels   	00:27:17 02:34:13 01:44:26 04:52:26
Alromaihi, Ebrahim	00:30:28 02:30:29 01:47:01 04:54:53
Buti, Omar        	00:33:52 02:35:27 01:42:10 04:58:33

FEMALE 30-34

nattero, Alice    	00:32:35 02:46:28 01:38:02 05:05:16
Lech, Olga              00:41:28 02:48:33 01:46:25 05:26:47
Budd, Katharine   	00:34:59 02:51:18 01:55:49 05:31:15
Knutson, Jodi    	00:33:50 02:52:34 02:12:40 05:54:08
Barnett, Kristina	00:38:28 03:03:33 01:55:55 05:56:39
Turney, Katharine	00:40:38 02:46:00 02:15:22 05:56:48
Stowell, Elizabeth	00:45:16 03:11:50 01:58:22 06:12:27
Dumitru, Gerda Maria	00:33:13 03:25:25 02:04:17 06:12:44

MALE 30-34

Paramonov, Roman	00:29:37 02:07:41 01:17:28 04:02:23
Mathews, Luke    	00:25:42 02:15:02 01:26:31 04:12:46
Vigariu, Mihai    	00:27:38 02:19:00 01:31:10 04:24:09
Alqais, Mohammed	00:32:39 02:21:36 01:24:40 04:24:28
Allqeti, Abdulla	00:29:46 02:22:24 01:28:13 04:27:32
Huerzeler, Manuel	00:28:44 02:21:08 01:34:39 04:31:48
Aldoseery, Salem	00:33:37 02:21:48 01:33:34 04:36:18
Silvestre Sangiao,Oriol	00:26:27 02:31:43 01:32:08 04:37:23

FEMALE 35-39

Hancox, Lisa     	00:27:38 02:41:59 01:51:55 05:07:52
Geluk, Jennifer   	00:35:30 02:42:34 01:42:31 05:08:16
Watterson, Brecken	00:38:27 02:52:28 01:43:10 05:28:11
Gorrie, Annabel   	00:44:37 02:44:46 01:50:16 05:30:07
Law, Lindsey      	00:38:55 02:56:18 01:48:30 05:34:21
Taylor, Rachel    	00:38:40 03:00:27 01:50:57 05:37:33
Morton-Shepherd, 
Jacqueline       	00:35:47 02:50:07 02:12:33 05:47:50
Kun, Yelena       	00:39:33 03:02:26 01:58:10 05:50:27

MALE 35-39

Standidge, Chris	00:24:26 02:09:01 01:18:21 03:57:37
Orlandi, Kevin    	00:26:32 02:11:59 01:29:08 04:13:28
Ekstrom, Fredrik	00:30:53 02:14:44 01:25:16 04:18:44
Bek, Liam        	00:36:01 02:19:21 01:22:40 04:25:38
Morton-Shepherd, Clarke	00:29:09 02:21:51 01:36:09 04:35:10
C?nar, Goksen     	00:32:22 02:23:05 01:33:08 04:35:46
Palmer, Stephen  	00:34:41 02:32:01 01:22:43 04:36:47
Pedret Ruiz, Joan	00:30:20 02:35:06 01:29:04 04:41:21

FEMALE 40-44

Guy, Rosie        	00:34:05 02:33:11 01:48:14 05:02:03
Ekstrom, Maria    	00:40:18 02:37:35 01:46:23 05:13:14
Spiegl, Judit     	00:34:16 02:45:34 01:58:54 05:26:20
Garland, Olga    	00:42:57 02:48:34 01:48:34 05:27:57
Boyce, Aoife     	00:40:36 02:53:50 01:52:59 05:35:41
Hart, Sally      	00:35:15 03:09:20 01:49:05 05:45:50
Pagen, Christine	00:39:55 03:01:59 01:58:23 05:52:04
Baillie, Kirsten	00:39:38 03:07:03 01:59:52 05:58:22

MALE 40-44

Livesey, Mark     	00:26:06 02:10:47 01:26:53 04:09:46
Henn, Christian    	00:28:16 02:11:48 01:45:37 04:32:20
Roman, Giulio    	00:30:49 02:27:14 01:29:00 04:33:43
Ahlin, Kristoffer	00:38:06 02:18:21 01:30:27 04:34:40
Cormier, Renaud    	00:28:58 02:16:19 01:43:51 04:38:20
Cote, Yanick      	00:34:34 02:23:39 01:34:50 04:39:37
O'Donnell, Timothy	00:29:51 02:20:00 01:45:27 04:42:30
Cartacci, Tommaso	00:31:59 02:27:51 01:39:03 04:46:18

FEMALE 45-49

Taylor, Sioned     	00:38:20 02:41:04 01:45:51 05:12:41
Norman, Joanne      	00:27:05 02:51:32 01:51:06 05:18:49
Farrell, Clare     	00:40:55 02:58:29 01:52:00 05:39:23
Roghi, Claudine     	00:34:57 03:20:21 01:47:26 05:56:33
Bensouda, Janine	00:47:25 03:05:23 02:02:15 06:04:25
Backlund, Asa     	00:41:50 02:52:31 02:25:38 06:12:26
Stewart, Cheryl    	00:38:40 03:10:32 02:32:00 06:34:21
Muller, Samantha	00:48:05 03:22:43 02:19:05 06:42:26

MALE 45-49

Holst, Hermann    	00:29:11 02:16:15 01:29:40 04:22:27
Kyle, Dave       	00:28:48 02:15:03 01:33:41 04:23:48
Podoba, Jacek    	00:28:01 02:24:10 01:25:57 04:24:57
Tabbal, Ali       	00:27:59 02:21:14 01:34:41 04:30:44
Boyer, Lee       	00:27:30 02:22:22 01:34:00 04:31:17
Westhead, Sam     	00:34:26 02:20:15 01:31:10 04:32:49
Hummel, Mark      	00:33:44 02:14:14 01:44:42 04:40:40
cinarelli, Danilo	00:29:38 02:36:15 01:29:34 04:43:38

FEMALE 50-54

Warn, Lynette     	00:34:35 02:46:45 01:53:24 05:23:38
Roch, Catherine    	00:36:39 02:36:47 02:06:07 05:28:09
Gualini, Elena     	00:42:00 02:59:49 01:54:01 05:46:01
Hall, Sue        	00:49:34 03:04:23 01:53:54 06:00:29
Bateman, Susan     	00:39:20 03:11:59 02:03:39 06:05:11
Griffin, Shelley	00:38:55 03:20:37 02:38:46 06:52:23
Nadkarni, Chitra	00:55:55 03:46:31 02:13:13 07:05:12
Amaral, Tuire     	00:51:54 03:29:08 02:34:13 07:13:17

MALE 50-54

Knight, Chris     	00:34:35 02:26:20 01:27:46 04:36:01
Vosloo, Chris     	00:31:16 02:30:25 01:37:25 04:50:12
Bastaki, Jasim     	00:36:56 02:34:43 01:31:17 04:52:45
Hunt, David      	00:38:49 02:34:40 01:44:50 05:06:09
Magalhaes, John    	00:31:01 02:45:28 01:48:00 05:13:23
Halford, Simon     	00:36:46 02:43:16 01:44:56 05:13:51
Matias, Flavio     	00:31:36 02:35:03 01:58:15 05:15:41
Traunsberger, Jens	00:35:41 02:43:30 01:51:52 05:20:25

FEMALE 55-59

Morrissey, Anne   	00:34:26 02:56:43 01:52:41 05:35:09
Knecht Boyer, Anne	00:34:54 02:59:59 02:22:58 06:07:30

MALE 55-59

Altuna Elortza,Alejandro00:27:59 02:35:36 01:48:17 04:59:41
Dreher, Thomas   	00:38:36 02:32:47 01:57:51 05:19:29
Olven, Lars     	00:35:36 02:49:37 01:55:20 05:30:30
Atkinson, Mike    	00:44:28 02:47:48 01:48:45 05:31:31
Morris, Alex     	00:45:35 02:44:09 02:06:02 05:45:15
Hart, Mike	        00:43:26 02:52:15 02:01:53 05:51:08
Javed, Mohammed 	00:57:01 02:53:11 02:01:00 06:03:01
Turki, Karim            00:53:19 03:21:41 01:41:09 06:10:26

MALE 60-64

Doeding, Joachim	00:31:59 02:26:27 01:30:52 04:38:33
Hewitt, Neil      	00:38:39 02:41:42 02:01:21 05:32:06
Vinsen, Richard    	00:43:35 02:52:07 01:46:16 05:55:08

MALE 70-74

Saliba, Fouad    	00:59:26 03:28:11 02:36:59 07:25:14
LAWRENCE, Allan    	00:45:37 03:36:24 02:56:50 07:36:04

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