The season begins in Chile with a sold-out field racing for spots in Ironman 70.3 Pucon Results 2016.
For the pro men there were a couple of likely podium candidates. Richie Cunningham did not race and did not defend his 2015 title. Igor Amorelli, Ben Collins, and Daniel Fontana were a few of the many threats for podium spots in the Ironman 70.3 Pucon results 2016. However, for the most part the race was fairly wide open and many of the pro men had the potential to win.
Male pro start list
Cunningham Richie Barraza Rojas Pipo Rivera Cabrera Roberto Brandon Barrett Munizaga Benjamin Fontana Daniel Amorelli Igor Taccone Luciano Manocchio Guilherme Gonzalez Correa Jorge Villarruel Nacho Tejada Raul Melo Danilo Beinat Mauricio Matheus Bruno Orrego Rivera Jorge Feres Aguado Agustín Saez Nicolas Duran Gaston Collins Benjamin Diaz Eduardo Horacio Salazar Ezquerra Jose Pablo Carvalho Fabio Sepulveda Rodrigo
As is quite common in a 70.3 Ironman there was a large group of men in the lead pack as they exited the water. It would turn out that five of the first overall finishers would include swimmers from this first group.
As expected, Igor Amorelli posted one of the fastest bike splits of the day. The only time faster was clocked by Benjamin Collins with his time of 2:08:14. However he was just one second faster than Amorelli.
The race was decided in the run. After the bike, the only pro male with a realistic chance of catching Collins was Amorelli. The others simply had too much work to do on the run after being far back on the bike course. Collins posted a run time of 1:20:17 and although it was not the fastest time of the day It was eight minutes faster than Amorelli.
It earned him top spot in the Ironman 70.3 Pucon results 2016 with a winning time of 3:59:02. He was the only pro to break the four hour mark.
MALE PRO RESULTS
Collins, Benjamin 00:24:34 02:08:14 01:20:17 03:59:02 Manocchio, Guilherme 00:25:46 02:13:46 01:17:52 04:03:26 Barraza Rojas, pipo 00:24:24 02:15:14 01:19:20 04:04:48 Fontana, Daniel 00:24:32 02:14:57 01:20:39 04:06:24 amorelli, igor 00:24:35 02:08:15 01:28:07 04:07:00 Taccone, Luciano 00:24:29 02:17:04 01:23:38 04:11:09 carvalho, fabio 00:26:16 02:13:42 01:25:51 04:11:50 Brandon, Barrett 00:24:27 02:14:53 01:31:46 04:21:00 Feres Aguado, AgustÃn 00:24:30 02:20:18 01:29:31 04:21:00 rivera cabrera, roberto 00:26:31 02:23:37 01:24:58 04:22:26 Matheus, Bruno 00:25:42 02:30:06 01:20:26 04:23:06 villarruel, Nacho 00:27:07 02:25:47 01:25:40 04:26:00 Saez, Nicolas 00:27:05 02:22:55 01:30:37 04:27:47 Sepulveda, Rodrigo 00:26:18 02:23:52 01:32:56 04:29:45 Melo, Danilo 00:34:09 02:25:42 01:22:49 04:29:48 Salazar Ezquerra, Jose Pablo 00:27:03 02:23:12 01:32:47 04:30:12 Orrego Rivera, Jorge 00:34:48 02:39:03 01:34:05 04:55:19 Beinat, Mauricio 00:32:37 02:40:17 01:49:36 05:10:50
For the pro women it looked like defending champion Barbara Riveros would be the one to beat. Rachel Joyce of Great Britain is always a threat to win on her best effort. Valentina Carvallo of Chile also had potential to place well in the Ironman 70.3 Pucon results 2016.
Female pro start list
Riveros Barbara Carvallo Valentina Joyce Rachel Harari Lotty Brandon Lauren Ximenes Karine Simon Erika Barrena Laura Poblete María Luz Tastets Pamela
In the race for top spot among the pro females it was contested by three of the favorites expected to do well.
In the swim portion of the race it was actually Lauren Brandon breaking away from the rest of the field. She posted a swim time of 30:33 and it gave her a three minute advantage as the 90k bike began. Brandon also had the fastest bike split of the day and was holding a lead of around five minutes as she began the run.
However it was defending champion Barbara Riveros and Rachel Joyce overpowering the rest of the field on the run. Barbara Riveros successfully defended her 2015 title with a winning time of 4:42:10.
FEMALE PRO RESULTS
RIVEROS, BARBARA 00:33:30 02:32:36 01:29:55 04:42:10 Joyce, Rachel 00:33:32 02:36:06 01:28:01 04:46:28 Carvallo, Valentina 00:33:27 02:32:36 01:35:29 04:47:46 Brandon, Lauren 00:30:33 02:30:40 01:40:46 04:49:28 Tastets, Pamela 00:36:42 02:36:32 01:33:23 04:53:46 Simon, Erika 00:38:24 02:37:20 01:44:21 05:08:16 Harari, Lotty 00:42:12 02:42:26 01:45:22 05:20:17 Barrena, Laura 00:47:21 02:54:45 01:56:38 05:48:15
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