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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