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This race drew an exceptionally strong field of pros. The USA, Europe, Australia, and Canada were all well represented.

Very difficult to predict winners in this race as the swim got underway. There were probably three dozen pros male and female pros capable of challenging for the six podium spots.

MALE PRO START LIST

Acevedo, Rodrigo
Bach, Elliot
Beals, Cody
Brady, Patrick
Brandon, Barrett
Chase, Nicholas
Cook, James
Daerr, Justin
Delsaut, Trevor
Diederen, Bas
Duelsen, Marc
Garufi, Beau
Gerlach, Thomas
Hipple, Tripp
Holmes, Sam
Jolicoeur Desroches, Antoine
Keily, Andrew
Killam, Nathan
Kilshaw, Stephen
Kotland, Peter
Krier, Tom
Lacombe, David
Lamberty, Philippe
Matthews, Paul
McDonald, Chris
Mendez Cruz, Mauricio
Miles, Bradley
Mitchell, Jeremiah
O'Donnell, Tim
Pozzetta, Lucas
Russell, Matthew
Ryan, Kevin
Schuster, Patrick
Shearon, Jonathan
Shoemaker, Jarrod
Staer Nathan, Mikael
Tejada, Raul
Tutukin, Ivan
Von Berg, Rodolphe
Wade, Robert
Zawaski, Steven

It was a wild start to the race as no less than 12 pro men finished the swim under the 24 minute mark. Just 19 seconds separated the swimmers with Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches of Canada officially first out of the water in 24:34.

Stephen Kilshaw and Matthew Russell were the only two who managed the bike course under 2:02. It was Tim O’Donnell who had the fastest swim/run combined times.

It seemed that he wouldn’t be caught, but Mauricio Mendez Cruz of Mexico had a spectacular run split of 1:12:39 and earned himself top spot on the podium with a winning time of 3:45:35.

MALE PRO FINISH TIMES

Mendez Cruz, Mauricio	00:24:41 02:05:50 01:12:39 03:45:35
O'Donnell, Tim          00:24:36 02:02:06 01:17:15 03:46:19
Von Berg, Rodolphe	00:24:39 02:05:53 01:16:17 03:49:01
Kilshaw, Stephen	00:26:59 02:01:50 01:17:37 03:49:14
Russell, Matthew	00:26:53 02:01:16 01:18:45 03:49:27
Duelsen, Marc   	00:26:53 02:02:56 01:17:55 03:50:16
Tutukin, Ivan    	00:26:14 02:08:28 01:13:23 03:50:38
Tejada, Raul	        00:28:31 02:03:19 01:16:27 03:50:53
Beals, Cody      	00:26:51 02:03:37 01:20:59 03:53:56
Shearon, Jonathan	00:27:20 02:04:25 01:20:57 03:55:34
Daerr, Justin   	00:26:48 02:07:29 01:18:37 03:55:56
Hipple, Tripp    	00:26:55 02:09:13 01:17:31 03:56:27
Killam, Nathan   	00:26:53 02:05:30 01:22:54 03:57:49
Zawaski, Steven   	00:27:05 02:07:40 01:21:08 03:58:48
McDonald, Chris   	00:27:17 02:06:18 01:22:53 03:59:19
Ryan, Kevin             00:24:47 02:10:45 01:23:26 04:01:34
Staer Nathan, Mikael	00:27:02 02:07:46 01:24:20 04:02:01
Brady, Patrick  	00:32:30 02:06:49 01:22:19 04:04:31
Pozzetta, Lucas  	00:24:46 02:09:45 01:27:02 04:04:42
Lacombe, David          00:30:26 02:10:29 01:21:15 04:04:58
Chase, Nicholas  	00:26:57 02:07:09 01:29:09 04:05:58
Delsaut, Trevor  	00:26:58 02:12:42 01:23:51 04:06:35
Lamberty, Philippe	00:26:58 02:11:08 01:27:03 04:07:59
Gerlach, Thomas  	00:27:09 02:13:58 01:25:16 04:08:56
Schuster, Patrick	00:34:44 02:12:05 01:24:55 04:15:12
Bach, Elliot    	00:27:13 02:16:43 01:29:27 04:15:43
Keily, Andrew    	00:24:44 02:16:43 01:31:16 04:16:29
Wade, Robert    	00:29:37 02:24:45 01:19:28 04:16:46
Krier, Tom	        00:30:26 02:22:09 01:27:00 04:22:44
Mitchell, Jeremiah	00:30:22 02:16:24 01:33:14 04:22:54
Cook, James      	00:26:54 02:23:57 01:28:51 04:23:35
Shoemaker, Jarrod	00:24:38 02:35:35 01:18:48 04:24:21
Garufi, Beau     	00:24:45 02:18:25 01:39:27 04:25:55

As the swim began the likely favorites to challenge for a podium spot for the pro women seemed to be Lauren Brandon and Kelly Williamson. There were also several others capable of winning it all on their best effort.

FEMALE PRO START LIST

Brandon, Lauren
Brown, Christen
Bugdol, Ewa
Capone, Lauren
Cargiulo, Katy
Casey, Terry
Corbin, Linsey
Fillnow, Kelly
Herlbauer, Michaela
Jones Meyers, Jessica
Leiggi, Heather
Mathews, Laura
Morrison, Kimberley
Paulson, Ashley
Pomeroy, Robin
Ramsey, Lenny
Roy, Stephanie
Sanjana, Francesca
Stage-Nielsen, Maja
Treleaven, Sheila
Van Der Merwe, Natasha
Walker, Nicole
Williamson, Kelly

To nobody’s great surprise it was Lauren Brandon of the USA leading the way put of the water after the 1.2-mile swim. Nearest to her was Sheila Treleaven of Canada about two minutes back as they left the transition area to begin the bike. Kelly Williamson was in third spot.

The real surprise was how Kimberley Morrison of Great Britain dominated on the 66-mile bike leg of the race. Her bike split of 2:10 was eight minutes faster than anyone else and gave her a healthy lead as she began the run.

FEMALE PRO SWIM AND BIKE TIMES

Morrison,Kimberley	00:28:34 02:10:38
Brandon, Lauren  	00:25:31 02:20:36
Stage-Nielsen, Maja	00:31:37 02:18:40
Herlbauer, Michaela	00:28:43 02:22:19
Corbin, Linsey  	00:31:01 02:20:57
Brown, Christen 	00:28:40 02:23:59
Leiggi, Heather  	00:33:36 02:19:38
Pomeroy, Robin  	00:28:35 02:25:48
Jones Meyers, Jessica	00:31:13 02:23:03
Bugdol, Ewa           	00:28:33 02:27:04
Sanjana, Francesca	00:33:37 02:22:43
Fillnow, Kelly   	00:34:16 02:22:04
Capone, Lauren   	00:29:52 02:28:30
Williamson, Kelly	00:28:28 02:33:45
Walker, Nicole        	00:33:30 02:28:41
Casey, Terry    	00:31:35 02:32:38
Treleaven, Sheila	00:27:15 02:37:34
Ramsey, Lenny   	00:37:15 02:28:09
Paulson, Ashley  	00:37:59 02:30:07
Van Der Merwe, Natasha	00:34:35 02:34:09
Cargiulo, Katy  	00:33:41 02:37:15
Mathews, Laura  	00:28:36 02:46:00

There was no catching Kimberley Morisson and she crosses the finish line first to take top spot in the Ironman 70.3 Texas results 2017.

FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMES

Morrison, Kimberley	04:15:40
Herlbauer, Michaela	04:18:00
Brandon, Lauren 	04:20:28
Corbin, Linsey  	04:21:13
Stage-Nielsen, Maja	04:22:18
Jones Meyers, Jessica	04:24:31
Williamson, Kelly	04:26:37
Fillnow, Kelly  	04:28:24
Leiggi, Heather 	04:30:19
Brown, Christen 	04:31:28
Bugdol, Ewa     	04:32:59
Paulson, Ashley  	04:34:34
Pomeroy, Robin   	04:35:46
Walker, Nicole          04:38:11
Capone, Lauren   	04:40:01
Sanjana, Francesca	04:41:30
Treleaven, Sheila	04:42:09
Cargiulo, Katy          04:42:54
Ramsey, Lenny    	04:47:21
Casey, Terry	        04:49:50
Mathews, Laura    	04:50:58
Van Der Merwe, Natasha	04:51:12

AGE GROUP RESULTS CAN BE FOUND BY VISITING THE IRONMAN.COM LINK BELOW.

These results originated on Ironman.com. Be sure to visit them for complete race results and info on upcoming WTC events.

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