Some of the best pro triathletes on the planet answered the starting run at Sand Hollow Reservoir in Utah and gave it there best shot to get a top placing in the Ironman 70.3 St. George, Utah results 2014.
The race was billed as the U.S. Pro Championship which meant an increase in prize money as well as bragging rights.
PRO MALE START LIST
Brent McMahon Marino Vanhoenacker Jan Frodeno James Cunnama Maik Twelsiek Tj Tollakson Timo Bracht Paul Matthews Michael Weiss Jordan Rapp Tim Don Kevin Collington Clayton Fettell Trevor Wurtele Martin Jensen Tim Reed Matt Chrabot Trevor Delsaut Joe Umphenour Kyle Hughes Jared Milam Andy Potts Patrick Wheeler Mark Bowstead John Polson Steve Rosinski Patrick Lange Tim Pierce Jesse Vondracek Todd Teren Jonathan Tryoen Antony Costes Sebastian Kienle Jim Lubinski Doug MacLean Andrew Yoder Lionel Sanders David Kahn Terenzo Bozzone Brian Fleischmann Keith Butsko Dantley Young Steven Zawaski Matt Reed Ben Hoffman Joe Gambles Bevan Docherty
As expected it was Andy Potts leading the way out of the water for the pro men with a swim time of 21:49.
Jan Frodeno was second out of the water and was a full minute behind as the pro men entered transition one.
There were another eight pros within 12 seconds of Frodeno.
TOP TEN PRO MEN SWIM TIMES
Andy Potts...............00:21:49 Jan Frodeno..............00:22:49 Patrick Lange............00:22:50 Brent McMahon............00:22:51 Clayton Fettell..........00:22:52 Terenzo Bozzone..........00:22:55 Matt Chrabot.............00:23:00 Tim Don..................00:23:00 Bevan Docherty...........00:23:00 Kevin Collington.........00:23:01
Andrew Yoder was not among the top group of swimmers but after the first third of the bike course he was leading the race.
Yoder held that lead into transition two but within two miles was in seventh place as the fastest runners in the field surged to the front.
It the early miles it was Tim Don taking over first spot, Joe Gambles in second, and Brent McMahon of Canada in third spot.
But it was Jan Frodeno who was strongest of all and he passed all the leaders and
went onto to the Ironman 70.3 St. George, Utah results 2014.
Canadian Brent McMahon held on for second place and Tim Don rounded out the podium for the pro men.
TOP TEN PRO MEN
Jan Frodeno 00:22:49 02:10:16 01:09:12 03:45:21 Brent McMahon 00:22:51 02:09:31 01:10:44 03:45:43 Tim Don 00:23:00 02:09:13 01:10:45 03:45:50 Joe Gambles 00:23:04 02:09:06 01:12:04 03:47:10 Andy Potts 0:21:49 02:10:19 01:12:15 03:47:33 T. Bozzone 00:22:55 02:09:17 01:13:34 03:48:39 Ben Hoffman 00:23:36 02:08:39 01:13:28 03:48:39 K. Collington 00:23:01 02:09:23 01:13:30 03:48:42 Bevan Docherty00:23:00 02:09:18 01:13:51 03:49:05 SebastianKienle0:26:11 02:07:38 01:12:35 03:49:38
For the pro women Meredith Kessler knows the course well as she was back to defend the title she won in the 2013 Ironman St. George race.
Her finish time in 2013 was 4:17:11.
PRO FEMALE START LIST
Ruth Brennan Morrey Meredith Kessler Heather Wurtele Jodie Swallow Mary Beth Ellis Linsdsay Corbin Angela Naeth Emma Kate Lidbury Rebekah Keat Julie Dibens Melanie McQuaid Amy Marsh Sarah Piampiano Margie Shapiro Jessica Chong Kara Lapoint Stephanie Jones Kaitlin Anelauskas Sarah Jarvis Sarah Graves Moka Best Kristyn Tobey Mackenzie Madison Erika Erickson Miranda Tomenson
As the pro women finished the swim it was a group of four reaching the swim/bike transition virtually together.
Normally Jodie Swallow can count on a bit of a lead after the swim but in St. George she had company at the front.
Meredith Kessler, Julie Dibbens, and Mary Beth Ellis were right with her.
A second group of pro women found themselves over two minutes back of the lead swimmers as they made their way into transition.
TOP TEN PRO WOMEN SWIM TIMES
Meredith Kessler........00:24:14 Jodie Swallow...........00:24:15 Julie Dibens............00:24:17 Mary Beth Ellis.........00:24:20 Amy Marsh...............00:26:42 Rebekah Keat............00:26:49 Heather Wurtele.........00:26:51 Margie Shapiro..........00:26:53 Erika Erickson..........00:27:07 Miranda Tomenson........00:27:07
Kessler put her stamp on the race early on in the bike and rode herself into the lead.
At the 20 mile mark she was followed by Jodie Swallow and Julie Dibbens who were fighting it out for second and third.
By the time the women reached the bike/run transition it was Dibbens and Swallow leading the way onto the 13.1-mile run course.
Meredith Kessler and Mary Beth Ellis were in the mix as well in third and fourth.
It was Meredith Kessler taking over the lead in the second half of the run and it was Jody Swallow trying to run her down, but with less than two miles to run Kessler’s lead was just over thirty seconds.
Heather Wurtelle was 2:30 back of the leader and Mary Beth Ellis was running in fourth spot.
Meredith Kessler went on to defend her title and takes top spot in the Ironman 70.3 St. George, Utah results 2014.
TOP TEN PRO WOMEN
Meredith Kessler 00:24:14 02:23:06 01:20:50 04:11:53 Jodie Swallow 00:24:15 02:22:24 01:22:22 04:12:29 Heather Wurtele 00:26:51 02:23:41 01:20:37 04:14:31 Mary Beth Ellis 00:24:20 02:23:13 01:24:59 04:16:10 Julie Dibens 00:24:17 02:22:15 01:33:08 04:23:21 Rebekah Keat 00:26:49 02:34:55 01:19:57 04:25:22 Margie Shapiro 00:26:53 02:28:52 01:26:46 04:25:55 Sarah Piampiano 00:29:28 02:27:07 01:25:24 04:26:08 Ruth Brennan Morrey 00:31:05 02:30:56 01:21:56 04:28:00 Linsey Corbin 00:27:30 02:32:21 01:24:15 04:28:17
Here are the top finishers in each of the age-groups. Great Job!!
Payton Douglas 05:34:38 Erica Tayler 05:46:30 Meghan Henry 05:46:31 Jessica Ponzo 05:55:47 Carolyn Barnwell 06:26:13
Iain Alexandridis 04:16:41 Jesse Dunn 04:22:16 Jake McDonald 04:23:29 Walter Summers 04:30:17 Sam Gaeta 04:43:51
Lauren Thompson 04:51:22 Lisa Leonard 05:00:08 Christie Krompel 05:00:23 Emma Bedard 05:07:07 NicolePressprich 05:11:37
Max Biessmann 04:20:18 Patrick Brady 04:20:35 Scott Cooper 04:21:43 Adam Folts 04:23:34 Daniel Kenney 04:24:16
Alia Crum 04:45:32 Kelly Emich 05:02:47 Courtney Hayes 05:03:34 Nadege Tryoen 05:05:51 Julie Vieselmeyer 05:06:29
Reilly Smith 04:19:50 Ryan Linden 04:22:07 Joel Maley 04:27:45 Francois Lavigne 04:27:54 Mathew Steinmetz 04:29:28
Katy Cargiulo 04:47:34 Erin Crum 04:53:48 Natalie Groves 04:54:32 Christina Feliz 04:55:39 Kathryn Throolin 04:55:57
David Condon 04:13:17 B.J. Christenson 04:20:55 Jacob Ford 04:23:29 David Derkacs 04:30:43 Adam Daniels 04:33:23
Jennifer Razee 05:03:27 Tanya Salomon 05:03:32 Cherell Jordin 05:05:25 Sophie Evans 05:12:17 Marialuz Arellano 05:15:24
Ted Simpkins 04:24:30 Alexander McCrohan 04:25:22 Sam Picicci 04:31:37 Dennis Meeker 04:33:12 Taylor Dudley 04:33:25
Jaryna Moss 05:00:44 Angie Anderson 05:14:30 Teri Cashmore 05:20:27 Coleen nutson 05:23:09 Gina Correll 05:25:53
Dave Ference 04:25:55 Michael Rushton 04:28:52 Mark Ryan 04:29:02 Leo Carrillo 04:34:56 Greg Tayler 04:35:23
Debbie Fritzer 05:18:53 Sue Pope 05:21:05 Michelle Blessing 05:26:39 Janet Katz 05:37:33 Dianne Kaltenegger 05:38:49
Tom Trauger 04:38:40 William McDonald 04:46:23 Jeff Crosby 04:48:17 Chris Allen 04:56:23 Dan Cadriel 04:56:53
Aja James 05:56:36 Suzanne Squires 06:00:48 Jeri Howland 06:02:31 Marty Smith 06:12:32 Nancy Pauw 06:18:39
Tom Monica 04:59:11 Ross Decker 05:06:46 Jeff Hager 05:18:56 Guy Sigley 05:19:07 Mike Catlin 05:19:29
Diane Cridennda 06:54:06 Becky Pickens 07:03:26 Wendy Holt 07:32:01 Maureen Rodriguez 08:00:00
Gregory Taylor 04:55:15 Michael Orendorff 05:20:15 Frederick Scott 05:36:51 Richard Bouton 05:43:15 Gary Henderson 05:45:30
Melodie Cronenberg 07:34:25 Karen Aydelott 08:27:02 MaryvonneMauprivez-Mack08:37:32
Benjamin Ewers jr. 05:33:28 Bruce Cobb 06:08:29 Richard Nordquest 06:37:13 Hans Stallmann 07:30:22 David Houston 07:53:42 Daniel Rudd 07:55:05
Doug Wells 06:45:14 Matt Tarnay 06:49:48 Rudolph Dressendorfer 07:37:46
Hans Dieben 08:12:10
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