It was a close race to determine top spots in Ironman 70.3 Buenos Aires results 2017.

As the race got underway in Puerto Canoas it looked like Lionel Sanders was one of the early favorites, but he was up against a formidable group of Brazilian pros who were no strangers to the podium.

Much would depend on the early season fitness level of the major players, but whoever won it promised to be an excellent race.

MALE PRO START LIST

Maciel, Paulo Roberto
Canhedo, Vinicius
Quinchara Forero, Carlos Javier
Ohde, Luis
Van De Wyngard, Felipe
Llanos, Eneko
Griffin, Leon
Darricau, Andres
Matheus, Bruno
Manente, Felipe
Sanchez, Rodrigo
Duran, Gaston
Jouffret, Sebastien
Carletto, Christian
Sanders, Lionel
Von Berg, Rodolphe
Amorelli, Igor
Colucci, Reinaldo
Ascenco, Santiago
Hoffman, Ben
Taccone, Luciano
Manocchio, Guilherme
Fernandes, Marcus
Santos, Fellipe
De Elias, Mario
Telechea, Gonzalo

A large pack of eight pro men all finished the swim under 25 minutes. Rodolphe Von Berg of the USA led the way with a brilliant swim time of 24:03.

Lionel Sanders of Canada was far off the pace. His swim split of just over 27 minutes left him with three minutes to make up on the rest of the field.

However he pulled himself up with the leaders of the race with a dominating performance on the 90k bike course. He was the only one to finish the bike under two hours with a sensational bike split of 1:59:27.

Sanders followed that up with the fastest run split of the day as well and earned himself top spot on the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Buenos Aires results 2017.

MALE PRO FINISH TIMES

Sanders, Lionel 	00:27:19 01:59:27 01:13:10 03:42:47
Von Berg, Rodolphe	00:24:03 02:05:30 01:13:47 03:46:15
Amorelli, Igor  	00:24:34 02:01:40 01:17:21 03:46:52
Colucci, Reinaldo	00:24:46 02:07:28 01:13:29 03:48:49
Ascenco, Santiago	00:26:45 02:05:37 01:14:08 03:49:28
Hoffman, Ben    	00:25:29 02:05:05 01:16:19 03:49:58
Taccone, Luciano      	00:25:26 02:07:57 01:13:19 03:50:12
Manocchio, Guilherme	00:25:38 02:07:23 01:14:21 03:50:29
Fernandes, Marcus	00:24:07 02:06:54 01:17:47 03:52:11
Santos, Fellipe  	00:25:27 02:07:54 01:17:04 03:53:47
De Elias, Mario  	00:27:17 02:10:07 01:14:31 03:55:04
Telechea, Gonzalo	00:25:30 00:00:00 01:14:46 03:55:35
Maciel, Paulo Roberto	00:24:31 02:12:52 01:15:42 03:56:22
Canhedo, Vinicius	00:27:16 02:10:20 01:16:39 03:57:21
Quinchara Forero, 
Carlos Javier      	00:24:30 02:13:03 01:17:45 03:58:35
Ohde, Luis       	00:24:46 02:39:47 01:21:49 03:58:43
Van De Wyngard, Felipe	00:24:42 02:08:16 01:22:18 03:58:54
Llanos, Eneko    	00:25:36 02:12:31 01:17:20 03:59:02
Griffin, Leon    	00:25:23 02:08:51 01:22:48 03:59:58
Darricau, Andres	00:27:15 02:10:11 01:19:17 04:00:08
Matheus, Bruno   	00:26:38 02:24:17 01:16:04 04:09:54
Manente, Felipe  	00:27:04 02:22:24 01:21:57 04:15:13
Sanchez, Rodrigo	00:30:52 02:27:13 01:18:17 04:20:39
Duran, Gaston    	00:32:39 02:24:47 01:30:46 04:32:02

For the female pros it was Haley Chura of the USA the obvious favorite to land herself a podium spot.

There was no guarantee she would be on top of the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Buenos Aires results 2017 however.

There were several very capable pro women in the race capable of winning it all.

FEMALE PRO START LIST

Cravo De Azevado, Luiza
Brennan Morrey, Ruth
Tastets, Pamela
Mahn, Bruna
Simon, Erika
Barrena, Laura
Chura, Haley
Morrison, Kimberley
Monticeli, Ariane
Furriela, Carol
Palacio Balena, Romina

Chura gave herself the early lead with a swim split of 25:37. She was almost three minutes faster than the chase pack as she began the 90k bike.

Kimberley Morrison of Great Britain rode herself into contention with an awesome performance on the bike course. Her time of 2:16:38 was about nine minutes faster than the time posted by Haley Chura.

However it was all Chura on the run course as she made up the time difference on Morrison to finish first in the Ironman 70.3 Buenos Aires results 2017.

FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMES

Chura, Haley     	00:25:37 02:25:45 01:22:29 04:17:42
Morrison, Kimberley	00:28:20 02:16:38 01:29:39 04:18:29
Monticeli, Ariane	00:30:15 02:25:34 01:25:11 04:25:13
Furriela, Carol  	00:28:21 00:00:00 01:26:58 04:28:51
Palacio Balena, Romina	00:28:20 02:31:51 01:25:05 04:28:56
Cravo De Azevado, Luiza	00:30:17 02:29:22 01:25:25 04:29:07
Brennan Morrey, Ruth	00:36:46 02:25:53 01:22:51 04:29:51
Tastets, Pamela  	00:28:24 02:27:35 01:31:53 04:31:53
Mahn, Bruna        	00:28:25 02:36:00 01:30:58 04:39:26
Simon, Erika     	00:33:57 02:29:09 01:36:13 04:43:38
Barrena, Laura   	00:39:58 02:51:56 01:50:13 05:26:40

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