On Sunday April 13, Haines City welcomed pro and age-group triathletes to one of the most popular 70.3 events on the WTC circuit and competition was fierce for top spots in the Ironman 70.3 Florida results 2014.
It was a full field of 31 male pros who fought it out for the three podium spots.
Going into the race there really was no clear cut favorite although Greg Bennett, Viktor Zyemtsev, and Clayton Fettel all figured highly for the pro men as the gun sounded to begin the race.
PRO MEN START LIST
Collington Kevin MPRO USA Bennett Greg MPRO AUS Zyemtsev Viktor MPRO UKR McMahon Brent MPRO CAN Fettell Clayton MPRO AUS Fast Andrew MPRO USA Guembel Wolfgang MPRO CAN Bouchard Frederic MPRO CAN Umphenour Joe MPRO USA Wheeler Patrick MPRO USA Metzler Justin MPRO USA De Kanel Rod MPRO NOR Snilstveit Gudmund MPRO NOR Baucco AJ MPRO USA Pierce Tim MPRO CAN Rhyner Jacob MPRO USA Tejada Raul MPRO GTM Castillo Latorre Andres MPRO COL Nilsson Christian MPRO NOR Allerup Jens Toft MPRO DNK Burnes James MPRO USA Scott Drew MPRO USA Sepulveda Rodrigo MPRO CHL Donner Ed MPRO USA Wygand Richard MPRO BRA Cyr Edward MPRO CAN Cain Ryan MPRO CAN Poole Michael MPRO USA Wood Tom MPRO USA Jarrige Yvan MPRO FRA Pawlaczyk Kyle MPRO USA
It was Greg Bennett leading the way with three swimmers right behind him as just 15 seconds separated the top four pro men as they made their way into transition one.
TOP TEN MALE PROS IN THE SWIM
Greg Bennett 00:25:11 Joe Umphenour 00:25:12 Viktor Zyemtsev 00:25:25 Wolfgang Guembel 00:25:27 Justin Metzler 00:25:42 Rod De Kanel 00:26:02 Aj Baucco 00:26:51 Patrick Wheeler 00:28:40 Gudmund Snilstveit00:29:40 Andrew Fast 00:30:42
Bennet built on his lead on the 56-mile bike course when he posted a bike split of 2:07:28.
Artem Parienko, Viktor Zyemtsev, and Jens Toft Allerup were all in the hunt about within striking distance of the leader as the the 13.1-mile run began.
When the dust settled, Bennett posted a much faster bike time than Zyemtsev(by almost five minutes)but was not able to sustain his lead during the 13.1-mile run.
Viktor posted the fastest run time of the day with his 1:13:39 clocking and it was good enough to take the top spot in the Ironman 70.3 Florida results 2014.
TOP PRO MEN AT THE FINISH
Viktor Zyemtsev 00:25:25 02:12:39 01:13:39 03:54:26 Greg Bennett 00:25:11 02:07:28 01:19:26 03:54:54 Artem Parienko 00:25:15 02:09:11 01:17:54 03:55:18 Jacob Rhyner 00:25:33 02:12:24 01:14:53 03:55:37 Jens Toft Allerup 00:24:29 02:09:34 01:19:06 03:56:05 Joe Umphenour 00:25:12 02:12:58 01:17:37 03:58:39 Yvan Jarrige 00:25:18 02:12:45 01:20:00 04:01:06 Justin Metzler 00:25:42 02:16:36 01:18:00 04:03:22 Raul Tejada 00:27:25 02:10:25 01:24:26 04:05:21
PRO WOMEN START LIST
Arendt Jackie WPRO USA Bennett Laura WPRO USA Shapiro Margie WPRO USA Gellatly April WPRO USA Bruck-LaGala Katherine WPRO USA Cornman Jocelyn WPRO USA Atkins Dee WPRO USA Goss Lauren WPRO USA Jastrebsky Rachel WPRO USA Ferreira Amber WPRO USA Jones Stephanie WPRO USA Kozulina Tamara WPRO USA Gallant Sharon WPRO CAN Serpico Suzy WPRO USA Chong Jessica WPRO USA Javens Amy WPRO USA Gordon Jacqui WPRO USA Wassner Rebeccah WPRO USA
TOP TEN FEMALE PROS IN THE SWIM
In the race for top spot for the pro women it was Laura Bennett posting a swim time of 26 minutes to lead the way out of the water.
Lauren Goss was in a tight race with Rebecca Wassner for second place and they had swim times of 26:28 and 26:29 respectively.
Fourth and fifth place were just over a minute behind the leader.
It was Margie Shapiro of the USA forging to the front of the pack by the 30-mile mark of the 56-mile bike course.
Lauren Gross, Caitlin Snow, and Laura Bennett had her in sight and were close behind.
By the time the pro women reached the final transition it was Caitlin Snow in the lead with Margie Shapiro right behind her.
The rest of the field had fallen a bit off the pace and had some catching up to do.
Lauren Goss moved into third place and Laura Bennett was close behind in fourth.
It was all Caitlin Snow from there as she simply ran away from the field and posted a winning time of 4:13:27 that was almost seven minutes faster than second place finisher Margie Shapiro.
TOP PRO WOMEN AT THE FINISH
Caitlin Snow 00:27:17 02:22:53 01:20:27 04:13:37 Margie Shapiro 00:27:29 02:22:57 01:26:58 04:20:13 Lauren Goss 00:26:28 02:24:39 01:27:25 04:21:44 Amber Ferreira 00:27:47 02:24:23 01:28:06 04:23:47 Laura Bennett 00:26:14 02:25:41 01:30:36 04:25:45 Jackie Arendt 00:27:14 02:25:06 01:30:29 04:26:13 Rebeccah Wassner00:26:29 02:26:40 01:30:35 04:27:14 Tamara Kozulina 00:32:38 02:24:46 01:28:13 04:28:46 April Gellatly 00:29:01 02:22:55 01:37:54 04:33:21 Jessica Chong 00:33:19 02:29:23 01:29:54 04:36:48
Here are the top finishers in each of the age-groups.
Mauren Solano 04:42:09 Paige Kelly 05:14:06 Johanna Lopez 05:20:48 Liz Chavez 05:47:39 Brooke Bird 06:03:21
Malachi Henry 04:31:46 Andrew Hibbitt 04:41:43 Michael Noblit 04:55:58 Jordon Appleby 04:58:05 German Marmol 05:02:31
Kirsten Schut 04:36:57 Jessica Anderson 04:51:08 Patricia Franco 04:55:12 Stephanie Shumate05:13:32 Amber Griffith 05:14:27
Fernando Medel 04:19:12 Andres Zimeri 04:24:59 Eric Lashway 04:28:19 Ryan Post 04:28:24 Marc Adams 04:32:09
Jennifer Vogel 04:47:40 Larisa Sidorovich 04:56:14 Lauren Wilson 05:01:53 Kelly Hadiaris 05:07:52 Maria Lopez 05:08:03
Cedric Boily 04:06:39 Ryan Kelly 04:12:07 Ryan Linden 04:14:16 Louis Therien 04:16:30 SebastienJouffret04:23:22
Kimberly Grogan 04:51:07 Emily Kratz 04:52:47 SandraSierakowski04:58:50 Julia Worden 05:05:47 Kathryn Aguilar 05:06:16
Kirk Hopkins 04:18:46 Tim Snow 04:19:34 Charlie Johnson 04:19:53 Justin Davis 04:26:41 Leonardo Aranha 04:31:33
Kristin Schwieger04:46:10 Deanna Newman 04:47:45 Julia Wreski 04:57:21 Tricia Rydson 05:01:16 Jennifer Nicol 05:02:18
Jon Noland 04:19:25 David Durocher 04:24:04 Anton Van Zyl 04:26:31 Ted Cochrane 04:27:01 Esteban Estrada 04:32:18
Amy Lichon 04:56:04 Tanya Houghton 05:04:13 Joscelin Grizzetti05:06:15 Kelly Collins 05:12:47 Stacy Robertshaw 05:15:21
Kerry Mowlam 04:32:49 Shawn Burke 04:32:51 Francois Stonge 04:33:29 Fredrik Johansson 04:34:58 Jason Fitzhugh 04:35:14
Sue Pierson 04:54:36 Cathy Friedel 05:12:49 Teresa Tinsley 05:20:47 Kim Locher 05:23:34 Karen Tamson 05:24:23
Paul White 04:29:20 Michael Rose 04:38:19 Gary Bushey 04:40:19 Michel Brouillet 04:44:47 Brad Cody 04:45:05
Laura Sophiea 05:00:33 Bonnie Grundman 05:22:05 Yolanda Ramirez 05:47:34 Elizabeth Kollar 06:07:05 Laurie Copeland 06:09:12
Larry Black 04:41:35 Frank Green 04:46:52 Laurent Cali 04:57:11 David Frazer 05:00:44 Martin Grigio 05:01:13
Joanne Furu 06:04:07 Patricia Smith 06:26:09 Sue Dejesus 06:28:16 Sandy Padgett 06:45:45 Lourdes Garcia 06:58:03 Linda Smith 07:09:23
Ken Junkins 04:59:51 Bill Schmidt 05:17:16 Andrew Brookner 05:23:07 David Stock 05:43:53 Will Hathaway 05:48:52
Barbara Mathewson 06:07:40
Harry Barnes 05:19:43 Robert Tebo 05:42:21 Chris Miller 05:52:42 Tom Jones 06:31:48 Bill Pattinson 06:33:24 Jonathan Waller 06:54:22 DaveminkoffMinkoff07:00:36 Joseph Tindale 07:05:14 Neil Snyder 07:15:35 ConstanceMavroudis07:24:15 Larry Nuosce 07:27:02
Jerry Magliulo 05:44:15 Roger Little 05:50:25 Russ Hudson 06:12:23 Buechner, Udo 07:44:51
Tony Handler 08:26:48