With four Ironman 70.3s and two Ironmans this weekend, it was out of control keeping up with the amount of long course racing going on. We will take a whip around how the four 70.3s played out this weekend – Mont Tremblant, Buffalo Springs, Syracuse and Japan. 

Mont Tremblant 70.3

In it’s inaugural year, Canadian, Magali Tisseyre claimed the crown at Mont Tremblant’s tough and hilly course. After spending two seasons with coach Siri Lindley, Tisseyre returned to her coach Lance Watson earlier this month, and also returned to home in Quebec. With a great start to the year –  a third at Wildflower and a win at Mooseman 70.3, ‘Mighty Magali’ (another website reference) was strong from start to finish. She trailed Jenny Fletcher out of the water by just 7 seconds, and Tomenson-Bharadwaj by an arms length. But, that was the last time she saw the back of any other women on course. Bursting ahead on the bike, she had a lead of almost 10minutes into T2. Jessie Donovan followed, and then Jenny Fletcher. Annie Gervais clawed her way back into contention, and ran herself into second place after coming into T2 in 6th, and Gillian Clayton posted the second fastest run split of the day to round off the podium.

Name Country Swim Bike Run Total
Magali Tisseyre CAN 0:26:28 2:26:31 1:26:23 4:23:30
Annie Gervais CAN 0:30:03 2:34:31 1:30:10 4:38:41
Gillian Clayton CAN 0:31:30 2:35:19 1:28:06 4:39:52
Miranda Tomenson-Bharadwaj CAN 0:26:27 2:36:51 1:33:08 4:40:58
Jessie Donavan USA 0:33:32 2:29:08 1:29:45 4:41:42
Paolina Allan CAN 0:30:05 2:34:10 1:34:39 4:43:34
Marie Danais CAN 0:27:01 2:39:12 1:33:39 4:44:47
Jenny Fletcher USA 0:26:21 2:36:23 1:39:27 4:46:33
Suzanne Zelazo CAN 0:26:36 2:38:35 1:38:24 4:48:54
Erin Spitler USA 0:33:11 2:35:16 1:36:34 4:49:48
Isabelle Gagnon CAN 0:28:03 2:45:01 1:38:27 4:56:23
Caroline Gregory USA 0:28:07 2:44:09 0:00:00 0:00:00
Caroline Biron CAN 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00
Julia Grant NZL 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00
Kim Loeffler USA 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00
Janelle Morrison CAN 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00

 

Buffalo Springs 70.3

Once again, with no surprises, Amanda Stevens was the first out of the water by almost three minutes on the chasers. Stevens recently came 2nd to Rachel Joyce at Kansas 70.3, where she was again first out of the water. Christine Anderson was next, followed by Jessica Meyers, Uli Bromme (who didn’t complete the bike course) and and Jeanni Seymour

With a change of leaders over the 90.1km course, it was still Stevens who was the first into T2, followed by Meyers, and then Jessica Jacobs who usually has to chase on the bike after her swim leg, and cement her status with the run.

Stevens held on for the glory, but Jacobs, who was the only woman to break the 1:30 half marathon, took second place convincingly over Meyers.

 

Name Country Swim Bike Run Total
Amanda Stevens USA 0:23:25 2:28:30 1:31:54 4:26:08
Jessica Jacobs USA 0:29:25 2:27:38 1:28:57 4:28:47
Jessica Meyers USA 0:26:07 2:30:22 1:37:50 4:36:27
Amanda Lovato USA 0:27:37 2:33:16 1:34:21 4:38:35
Christine Anderson USA 0:25:57 2:32:27 1:39:33 4:41:14
Natasha Van Der Merwe USA 0:29:22 2:32:59 1:35:57 4:41:50
Jeanni Seymour SOUTH 0:26:08 2:38:02 1:41:06 4:48:54
Rachel Paxton AUSTR 0:27:38 2:34:43 1:47:06 4:52:44
Tatiana Vertiz USA 0:28:27 2:48:18 1:44:28 5:04:44
Fernanda Bau USA 0:29:24 2:52:49 1:52:49 5:17:26
Katya Meyers USA 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00
Uli Bromme USA 0:26:07 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00
Joanna Fiddler USA 0:28:29 2:47:25 0:00:00 0:00:00

 

Syracuse 70.3

With a few late entries and withdrawals, the field was up in the air for this  race. It was recent winner of the crazed weather race at Boise 70.3 and return to form from injury, Jodie Swallow, who was out of the water with a two minute lead over Margaret Shapiro, Karen Thibodeau and Suzy Serpico. Last year’s winner, Nikki Butterfield was off the pace by 2:30, along with another of the race favourites, Angela Naeth.

Swallow stayed strong in front, until Naeth, who had come out of the water in sixth place hit the lead on the bike, with an impressive 2:21:55 bike leg. Naeth was first into transition, followed by the Swallow (reference to Jodie’s website), and Butterfield, who had also made up ground to some of the  leaders on the bike course.

Naeth continued her already dominating bike performance onto the run and clocked a 1:23:23 half marathon, taking the top spot on the podium. There were no changes to the lead over the run course, and Swallow ran strong for her second place, followed by Butterfield in third.

 

Name Country Swim Bike Run Total
Angela Naeth CAN 0:28:01 2:21:55 1:23:23 4:16:27
Jodie Swallow GBR 0:24:38 2:25:39 1:25:56 4:19:09
Nikki Butterfield 0:28:08 2:26:07 1:27:33 4:24:52
Margaret Shapiro USA 0:26:40 2:28:29 1:28:38 4:26:53
Julia Grant NZL 0:28:33 2:34:02 1:31:50 4:37:48
Karen Thibodeau CAN 0:26:40 2:39:08 1:30:45 4:40:23
Suzy Serpico USA 0:26:54 2:36:56 1:35:40 4:42:55
Kristin White USA 0:32:31 2:36:54 1:38:00 4:51:11
Ashley Clifford USA 0:27:56 2:51:42 1:32:14 4:55:51
Leslie Lamacchia USA 0:35:25 2:45:29 1:39:50 5:04:56
Samantha McGlone USA 0:28:32 2:49:29 1:45:16 5:07:14
Florence Chretien USA 0:28:05 2:56:41 1:40:01 5:08:47
Amber Ferreira USA 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00

 

Japan 70.3

Unfortunately, with only three professional women starting, it was Keiko Tanaka who lead from start to finish in the 70.3 this weekend. Of note, Australian Nicole Hart finished 8th overall, including the professional women in a time of 5:06:39.

Name Country Swim Bike Run Total
Tanaka, Keiko Japan 0:21:50 2:47:00 1:23:21 4:37:33
Ohmatsu, Saori Japan 0:22:45 2:49:57 1:22:28 4:40:24
Rabe, Katja Thailand 0:22:44 2:48:39 1:30:55 4:47:43

 

 

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