Ironman 70.3 Dubai Results 2018

The “City of Gold” plays hosts to pros and age-group athletes racing for their spot in the Ironman 70.3 Dubai Results 2018

The famous Jumeirah Public Beach was the starting point for the 1.9km swim.

The 45km out-and-back bike course is flat and as a rule, some very fast times are the order of the day.

A three-loop 21km run was on a recently completed running trail. The race finished where it started, near the main transition area.

Many of the top male pros in the world were entered in the race. It was anybody’s guess who would come out on top. Probably a dozen of the entries were capable of making the podium on their best effort, with Alistair Brownlee heavily favored to win it all.

MALE PRO START LIST

Wild Ruedi
Bozzone Terenzo
Brownlee Alistair
Riederer Sven
Clavel Maurice
Schildknecht Ronnie
Clarke William
Nilsson Patrik
Kastelein Nicholas
Kueng Manuel
Plese David
Buckingham Kyle
Billard Bertrand
Llanos Eneko
Passuello Domenico
Casadei Alberto
Ackermann Johann
Shoemaker Jarrod
Jouffret Sebastien
Zasypkin Valentin
Maurel Kevin
Metzler Justin
Gomes Pedro
Mckeon Patrick
Gorik Pavel
Jacobi Erwan
Djouad-Guibert Alain
Cadario Anthony
CLUB BPC NANCY
Adam Kacpe
Blain Alexandre
Canhedo Vinicius
Odeyn Seppe
Aguayo Munoz Emilio
Prasolov Ilia
Harju Kim
Bock Niclas
Cannon William
Tuikka Joona
Azevedo Filipe
Diaconu Alex
Dorée Guillaume
Svensson Jesper
Watson Eric
Buckingham Mark
Ironman 70.3 Dubai results 2018

Pretty much says it all.

It was a mad dash to the finish of the swim with Johann Ackemann leading the way in 22:35. Alistair Brownlee was just one second behind him.

Just 16 seconds separated the top nine.

TOP TEN PRO MALE SWIM TIMES

22:35............Johann Ackermann      
22:36............Alistair Brownlee     
22:37............Eric Watson           
22:39............Jesper Svensson       
22:42............Nicholas Kastelein    
22:44............Maurice Clavel        
22:47............Sven Riederer         
22:50............Manuel Kueng          
22:51............Filipe Azevedo        
23:30............Kevin Maurel

Alistair Brownlee was fastest of all on the bike course and began the run with a lead of 3:59 over Sven Riederer, Maurice Clavel, and Jesper Svensson who were in a dead heat behind the leader.

Brownlee posted a blistering bike split of 1:58:51.

At the 10k mark of the run he had increased his lead to 4:51 over Sven Riederer and Maurice Clavel who were locking in a battle for second place. In fourth place was Jesper Svensson who was 6:03 behind the leader.

Brownlee ran the first 10k in under 32 minutes and went on to win the race in a time of 3:35:30. His run split was 1:09:36.

TOP TEN MALE PRO FINISH TIMES

Alistair Brownlee...........3:35:30
Sven Riederer...............3:42:05
Maurice Clavel..............3:43:38
Nicholas Kastelein..........3:44:19
Llia Prasolov...............3:45:35
Jesper Svensson.............3:45:41
Ronnie Shildknecht..........3:47:08
Bertrand Billard............3:47:10
Kevin Maurel................3:47:53

It was not a large field of pro women, but it was loaded with talent. Going into the race there were at several women capable of winning it all.

Ellie Salthouse, Anne Haug, Kimberley Morrison, Sarah Lewis, and Lawrence Holly all went into the race with solid credentials.

It seemed likely that three of these five women would be standing on the podium in the Ironman 70.3 Dubai results 2018 once the dust settled.

FEMALE PRO START LIST

Morrison Kimberley
Haug Anne
Kaye Alicia
Salthouse Ellie
Bartlett Nikki
Lewis Sarah
Jerzyk Agnieszka
Lawrence Holly
Miller Leslie
Watkinson Annah

To nobody’s surprise it was Holly Lawrence leading the pro women into transition one. Her swim time of 23:56 was 1:54 faster than second place Ellie Salthouse.

TOP TEN PRO FEMALE SWIM TIMES

23:56.............Holly Lawrence        
25:49.............Ellie Salthouse       
25:51.............Anne Haug             
26:12.............Agnieszka Jerzyk      
26:12.............Sarah Lewis           
26:16.............Kimberley Morrison    
29:08.............Nikki Bartlett        
29:13.............Asa Lundstrom         
29:18.............Annah Watkinson       
29:18.............Leslie Miller

Holly Lawrence carried her lead onto the run course. She was 2:31 ahead of Kimberley Morrison and 3:37 ahead of Anne Haug. Haug was in a battle with Ellie Salthouse and Sarah Lewis for third spot.

Anne Haug was toughest of all on the run course and took over the lead around the halfway point. With just a few kilometers to run Haug stretched her lead out to almost four minutes.

Sarah Lewis took over second spot from Holly Lawrence who was firmly in place for a podium finish. Fourth place Ellie Salthouse was another four minutes back in fourth place.

There was no catching Anne Haug. She is first to cross the finish line for the pro women in the Ironman 70.3 Dubai results 2018. Her winning time was 4:00:25.

Sarah Lewis had an excellent race as well and captured second place in 4:05:19. Holly Lawrence rounded out the podium with her finish time of 4:07:36.

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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