Ironman Boulder 70.3 results 2012

Ironman Boulder 70.3 that takes place on August 5, 2012 and will attract a top field of pros as so many of them live and train out of Boulder, Colorado.

The 1.2-mile swim clock-wise swim takes place in the Boulder Reservoir.

It is followed by a two-loop 56-mile bike course that is considered very fast despite the fact the elevation gain is almost 1,500 feet.

The two-loop run course takes the athletes around the reservoir and there is one long climb to contend with.

2012 ironman boulder 70.3 results

Boulder, Colorado is home to many top Ironman pros


With the current heat-wave there is a very good chance it could get very hot out on the run course. It could prove to be particularly trying for age-group athletes who will be on the course later in the day.

The field for the pro men is especially competitive. Joe Gambles will most likely go into the race as the one to catch as he is the defending champion and has been racing well in the 2012 season and won Ironman 70.3 Syracuse earlier this year.

Clayton Fettell might have been the first one of the first out of the water and already has wins in Ironman 70.3 Kansas and Ironman 70.3 Mooseman in the books this season. However he did not make the start line.

Eduardo Sturla was also a no-show at the race.

Ben Hoffman, Leon Griffin, and Matty Reed are all capable of being on top of the podium on their best effort.

PRO MEN

Joe Gambles 
Matty Reed 
Ben Hoffman   
Gavin Anderson 
Jose Rosales-Yepez 
Freddy Lampret 
Michael Fox 
Josh Rix 
Alex Reithmeier 
Joshua Derrick 
Jordan Jones  
Billy Edwards 
Marcus Fernandes  
Dylan McNeice 
Joe Umphenour 
Santiago Ascenco  
Raul Furtado 
Mario de Elias  
Brian Fleischmann 
Leon Griffin 
Bryan Rhodes

If Leanda Cave is healthy she will most definitely be the one to beat for the pro women. At first she was listed as a non-starter, but in fact she is in the race.

Tenille Hoogland, and Amanda Lovato were all entered in the race but did not start.

Melanie McQuaid is back in action very soon after taking third place in Ironman 70.3 Calgary just last weekend and she may come up a bit short in this race if she is not sufficiently recovered.

The real threat to win this race is Melissa Hauschildt who is the reining Ironman 70.3 World Champion.

PRO WOMEN

Melanie McQuaid 
Whitney Garcia 
Liz Blatchford 
Uli Bromme 
Marilyn McDonald 
Natasha van der Merwe 
Christine Anderson 
FiorellamDcroz 
Jeanni Seymour 
Florence Chretien 
Mariana Andrade 
Melissa Hauschildt 
Elizabeth Lyles 
Mandy McLane 
Ariane Silveira 
Trish Deim 
Madeleine Oldfield 
Terra Castro

RACE DAY

Brian Fleishmann led a large group out of the 1.2-mile swim. Marcus Fernandes and Joe Umphenour were virtually right with him and a group of eight more swimmers were less than a minute behind him do nobody took a huge lead onto the bike course in this race.

TOP TEN MEN-SWIM

Fleischmann, Brian...........00:23:24
Fernandes, Marcus............00:23:26
Umphenour, Joe...............00:23:34
McNeice, Dylan...............00:23:41
Rhodes, Bryan................00:23:53
Reed, Matty..................00:23:59
Anderson, Gavin..............00:23:59
Fox, Michael.................00:24:01
Gambles, Joe.................00:24:02
Reithmeier, Alex.............00:24:03

It was Liz Blatchford and Leanda Cave coming out of the water virtually together with a over a three-minute lead over third place.

TOP TEN WOMEN-SWIM

Blatchford, Liz............00:24:56
Cave, Leanda...............00:24:58
Hauschildt, Melissa........00:28:28
Lyles, Elizabeth...........00:28:32
McLane, Mandy..............00:27:18
Garcia, Whitney............00:28:15
Bromme, Uli................00:31:20
Oldfield, Madeleine........00:27:21
Anderson, Christine........00:27:33
Deim, Trish................00:31:22

It was Joe Gambles posting the fastest bike split of 2:00:01 to take the lead into the bike. However there were three pro men within striking distance as they left the bike/run transition to begin the two loops around the reservoir.

Santiago Ascenco of Brazil, Ben Hoffman of the U.S., and Leon Griffin of the U.S. were all very much in the mix.

TOP TEN MEN AFTER SWIM/BIKE

Gambles, Joe............00:24:02.....02:00:21
Ascenco, Santiago.......00:24:53.....02:03:10
Hoffman, Ben............00:24:49.....02:03:02
Griffin, Leon...........00:24:46.....02:03:11
Umphenour, Joe..........00:23:34.....02:06:46
Jones, Jordan...........00:24:38.....02:05:37
Fleischmann, Brian......00:23:24.....02:06:06
Reed, Matty.............00:23:59.....02:06:20 	
Rix, Josh...............00:24:44.....02:03:23
Fernandes, Marcus.......00:23:26.....02:06:50

Liz Blatchford out-cycled Leanda Cave and left the bike/run transition with a lead of almost two minutes, however never count out Leanda.

Melissa Hauschildt is also in the hunt as she left transition in third place. Much depended on whether or not Melissa and Leanda were in top form. If so either of them were quite capable of running themselves to the top of the podium.

TOP TEN WOMEN AFTER SWIM/BIKE

Blatchford, Liz..........00:24:56.....02:16:11
Cave, Leanda.............00:24:58.....02:14:25
Hauschildt, Melissa......00:28:28.....02:14:14
Lyles, Elizabeth.........00:28:32.....02:19:08
McLane, Mandy............00:27:18.....02:21:48
Garcia, Whitney..........00:28:15.....02:20:47
Bromme, Uli..............00:31:20.....02:18:43
Oldfield, Madeleine......00:27:21.....02:25:23
Anderson, Christine......00:27:33.....02:25:51
Deim, Trish..............00:31:22.....02:21:37

It was Joe Gambles taking the victory in Ironman 70.3 Boulder 2012.

Perhaps the race of the day was by Jordan Jones from the U.S. who’s blazing fast 1:15:02 run split was the best of the day and propelled him into second spot ahead of Ben Hoffman who finished third.

TOP TEN PRO MEN-finish

Gambles, Joe.............03:44:04
Jones, Jordan............03:47:41
Hoffman, Ben.............03:48:22
Umphenour, Joe...........03:49:10
Ascenco, Santiago........03:50:49
Griffin, Leon............03:52:09
Reed, Matty..............03:53:19
Fernandes, Marcus........03:53:44
Rix, Josh................03:55:44
Fleischmann, Brian.......03:56:38

Liz Blatchford cannot be caught and wins for the pro women with a time of 4:04:48.

TOP FIVE PRO WOMEN-finish

Blatchford, Liz..........04:07:48
Hauschildt, Melissa......04:09:44
Cave, Leanda.............04:10:55
Lyles, Elizabeth.........04:20:52
Bromme, Uli..............04:24:21

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