Roberts’ Red Hot Form Continues In Louisville Rob Sheeley October 18, 2017 News Flash 1 Lisa Roberts made it two victories in a row when she scored an emphatic win at Ironman Louisville on Sunday.Roberts broke the tape 17-minutes ahead of her nearest rival, Lesley Smith, with Nicole Valentine in third place. Text By Rob Sheeley | Images By Getty Images The American also won Challenge Madrid recently and is enjoying a rich vein of form. (c) Getty Images It wasn’t all plain sailing for Roberts with Dede Griesbauer leading the swim in a swift 51:39 ahead of Kaitlin Curbeau and Holly Benner. Roberts was way back in 14th some 11-minutes away from the lead. Griesbauer, who was one of the favourites for the race, pressed her claims early and by the 65-mile mark had and 11-minute lead over Kathryn Thomas and Roberts, who had powered her way to third. Disaster struck at the 85-mile mark for Griesbauer when she suffered three flats in quick succession due to a tear in the rim strip. She was forced to withdraw after looking to be a solid winning proposition. This turn of events allowed Roberts to claim the lead, entering T2 over five-minutes in front of Thomas, with Smith and Benner both a further four minutes away. Roberts pulled off yet another sub-three hour marathon to ensure that no one would be able to get anywhere near her. Smith ran a formidable 3:06:12 to move into second while Valentine came from fifth position off the bike to claim the final step in the dais. (c) Getty Images Ironman Louisville 2017 Results Roberts, Lisa USA 1:02:40 4:56:45 2:59:09 9:06:06 Smith, Lesley USA 0:55:55 5:13:17 3:06:12 9:23:35 Valentine, Nicole USA 0:59:13 5:12:46 3:11:14 9:29:55 Fillnow, Kelly USA 1:02:23 5:10:25 3:21:43 9:42:09 Shutt, Beth USA 0:59:01 5:16:52 3:22:53 9:46:43 Hardage, Robyn CAN 1:01:54 5:17:12 3:25:09 9:51:43 Paulson, Ashley USA 1:16:13 5:25:07 3:04:24 9:53:14 Benner, Holly USA 0:54:06 5:15:21 3:37:09 9:53:59 Jones, Stephanie USA 1:05:26 5:23:49 3:16:19 9:54:46 Luse, Nicole USA 1:07:07 5:21:45 3:19:27 9:56:34 Curbeau, Kaitlin USA 0:51:44 5:31:04 3:32:19 10:03:54 Thomas, Kathryn USA 0:54:09 5:11:12 3:55:32 10:09:05 Tomenson, Miranda CAN 0:54:39 5:24:10 3:47:03 10:13:39 Gregory, Caroline USA 0:56:46 5:39:25 3:56:31 10:40:43 Cargiulo, Katy USA 1:08:11 5:48:53 3:32:42 10:41:07 Ferreira, Amber USA 0:54:46 5:21:35 4:44:41 11:09:50 Martineau, Caroline CAN 1:05:55 5:37:50 5:09:31 12:02:34 Griesbauer, Dede USA 0:51:39 — — DNF Mccoy, Carrie USA 1:14:31 9:22:38 6:08:33 DNF O’Mara, Kelly USA 0:59:07 — — DNF One Response FAIZEL October 18, 2017 Excellent results Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.