Ironman 70.3 Panama results 2013

There is not a lot going on in the world of WTC triathlons in the month of February, but the eyes of the triathlon world were focused on the Ironman 70.3 Panama results 2013 as Panama hosted the Latin America Pro Championships on Sunday February 3rd.

Who can forget Bevan Docherty running down Lance Armstrong in the final stages of the 2012 race? And yes Docherty was back to attempt to defend his title.

The course featured a point-to-point 1.9k swim, a very interesting 90k bike course that took the cyclists over the Bridge of the Americas onto the Pan American Highway, and finally a two-lap 21k run over the Amador Causeway to the finish line.

PRO MEN

Bevan Docherty 
Richie Cunningham 
Dirk Bockel 
Paul Ambrose 
Paul Matthews 
Romain Guillaume 
Trevor Wurtele 
Balazs Csoke 
Fraser Cartmell 
Oscar Galindez 
Alessandro Degasperi 
Justin Daerr 
Mike Hermanson 
Carlos Quinchara Forero 
Andres Darricau 
Mauro Cavanha 
Manuel Huerta 
Andres Castillo Latorre 
Frank Silvestrin 
Brett Carter 
Igor Amorelli 
Ciro Violin 
Felipe Van de Wyngard

PRO WOMEN

Jodie Swallow 
Kelly Williamson 
Heather Wurtele 
Meliane McQuaid 
Amy Marsh 
Leslie LaMacchia 
Mariana Andrade 
Margaret Shapiro 
Terra Castro 
Ana Borba 
Camilla Pedersen

THE RACE

Carlos Quinchara Forero led the pro men out of the water with a seven second lead over Igor Amorelli, but you just knew that lead would not last long as a group of about eight of the top pros in the race were a minute or less behind him.

It should be mentioned that super-swimmer pro female Jodie Swallow came very close to being the first out of the water overall as she was in between Quinchara Forero and Igor Amorelli with her swim time of 02:00 flat and was second out of the water.

Manuel Heurta was just 10 seconds off the pace in third, with Paul Mathews, Dirk Bockel, Bevan Docherty, Brett Carter, Balazs Coske,Romain Guillaume and Fraser Cartmell all in the mix and within striking distance heading onto the bike course.

TOP TEN MEN IN THE SWIM

QUINCHARA FORERO, Carlos......00:19:55
AMORELLI, Igor................00:20:02
HUERTA, Manuel................00:20:05
BOCKEL, Dirk..................00:20:16
DOCHERTY, Bevan...............00:20:18
CARTER, Brett.................00:20:22
CSOKE, Balazs.................00:20:26
CARTMELL, Fraser..............00:20:27
GUILLAUME, Romain.............00:20:50
AMBROSE, Paul.................00:21:03

To nobody’s surprise it was pre-race favorite Jodie Swallow with the lead for the pro women heading into the swim/bike transition. Swallow had a 36-second cushion over Amy Marsh and Camilla Pedresen who came out of the water together in secod and third.

Pre-race speculation had Kelly Williamson pegged as one of the pro women most likely to challenge Jody Swallow, but she had a 1:28 deficit to make up after her swim.

TOP TEN WOMEN IN THE SWIM

SWALLOW, Jodie................00:20:00
MARSH, Amy....................00:20:36
PEDERSEN, Camilla.............00:20:36
WILLIAMSON, Kelly.............00:21:28
WURTELE, Heather..............00:22:14
MCQUAID, Melanie..............00:22:26
SHAPIRO, Margaret.............00:22:31
CASTRO, Terra.................00:24:07
ANDRADE, Mariana..............00:25:15
BORBA, Ana....................00:25:16

Oscar Galindez pretty much dominated the pro men on the bike course with a 2:15:52 split that put him first in into the bike/run transition by a wide margin over Bevan Dockerty who posted a 2:20:25 bike split to take hold down second-place overall heading out onto his strongest event…….the run.

Have a look back at Ironman 70.3 Panama 2012 and see how far Docherty was behind Lance Armstrong at the same point in the race last year.

PRO MALES AFTER THE BIKE

GALINDEZ, Oscar         00:22:07	02:15:52
DOCHERTY, Bevan         00:20:18	02:20:25
CUNNINGHAM, Richie      00:21:23	02:19:37
BOCKEL, Dirk            00:20:16	02:20:39
AMORELLI, Igor          00:20:02	02:20:56
GUILLAUME, Romain       00:20:50	02:20:11
WURTELE, Trevor         00:23:45	02:21:46
AMBROSE, Paul           00:21:03	02:20:03
DEGASPERI, Alessandro   00:21:29	02:25:16
VAN DE WYNGARD, Felipe  00:21:10	02:25:52

It appears that Jodie Swallow ran into a problem on the bike course as she was over six minutes behind race leader Canadian Heather Wurtelle as the pro women made the transition into the run. Pedersen and Shapiro were also ahead of Swallow who was sitting in fourth place.

PRO FEMALES AFTER THE BIKE

WURTELE, Heather        00:22:14	02:31:20
PEDERSEN, Camilla       00:20:36	02:34:53
SHAPIRO, Margaret       00:22:31	02:36:45
SWALLOW, Jodie          00:20:00	02:39:30
MARSH, Amy              00:20:36	02:43:13
WILLIAMSON, Kelly       00:21:28	02:43:52
MCQUAID, Melanie        00:22:26	02:47:33
ANDRADE, Mariana        00:25:15	02:47:19
CASTRO, Terra	USA	00:24:07	02:49:45

Oscar Galindez would not be caught by Bevan Docherty who left himself too much to do on the run course and was unable to duplicate his run from 2012 that took him to victory over Lance Armstrong.

PRO MEN AT THE FINISH

GALINDEZ, Oscar		03:58:31
DOCHERTY, Bevan		04:00:05
CUNNINGHAM, Richie	04:03:09
BOCKEL, Dirk	        04:03:34
GUILLAUME, Romain	04:04:07
AMORELLI, Igor		04:04:29
WURTELE, Trevor		04:06:35
DEGASPERI, Alessandro	04:08:50
VAN DE WYNGARD, Felipe	04:09:12
CARTMELL, Fraser	04:11:57
DAERR, Justin	USA	04:18:34
CSOKE, Balazs	HUN	04:18:59
CAVANHA, Mauro	BRA	04:20:33

Heather Wurtelle hung onto her lead and is the new Ironman 70.3 champion for 2013 with a winning time of 4:21:22.

PRO WOMEN AT THE FINISH

WURTELE, Heather        00:22:14	02:31:20	01:23:44	04:21:22
PEDERSEN, Camilla       00:20:36	02:34:53	01:25:39	04:25:11
WILLIAMSON, Kelly       00:21:28	02:43:52	01:19:42	04:29:08
SHAPIRO, Margaret       00:22:31	02:36:45	01:26:58	04:30:11
SWALLOW, Jodie          00:20:00	02:39:30	01:30:23	04:33:49
CASTRO, Terra           00:24:07	02:49:45	01:30:32	04:49:28
MCQUAID, Melanie        00:22:26	02:47:33	01:38:07	04:52:19
ANDRADE, Mariana        00:25:15	02:47:19	01:39:57	04:57:09

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