McNamee and Philipp magical in Mallorca

David McNamee stopped Andreas Dreitz from a four-peat while Laura Philipp made it two in a row at Ironman 70.3 Mallorca.

| May 13, 2017 | NEWS

Photo >Simon Müller / spomedis

David McNamee (GBR) stopped Andreas Dreitz's impressive string of victories in Mallorca thanks to a great run that pulled him ahead of the German. Laura Philipp used a stellar bike/ run combination (not to mention an improved swim) to successfully defend her title.

Laura Philipp powers on the bike in Mallorca.

Laura Philipp powers on the bike in Mallorca.

Photo >Simon Müller / spomedis

Philipp defends

Earlier this year Laura Philipp told us that she was working hard on her swimming - it looks like all that work is paying off. The German was the second-fastest pro out of the water, although she did trail Olympic silver medalist Lisa Norden by over a minute.

Once on the bike, though, there was no stopping the Team Erdinger Alkoholfei athlete, who had the day's fastest bike (2:29:31) to move to the front of the race. Philipp then followed up with an impressive 1:22:09 run to easily outdistance her competition. Emma Pallant (GBR) ran her way to second leaving Amelia Watkinson (NZL) to the final spot on the podium. 

McNamee's swim/ bike winning connection

David McNamee was faster than Andreas Dreitz (GER) in the first and last legs of the race, which was enough to get him the title in Mallorca. McNamee led the pro men out of the water, enjoying a lead over over 90 seconds on the three-time defending champion onto the bike. Dreitz would out-ride the entire field (2:13:03) and came off the bike with a few minutes cushion over McNamee, but it wasn't enough to hold off the Brit, who ran an impressive 1:13:31 split to take the win. Dreitz would hold on for second, followed by Miquel Blanchart Tinto who rounded out the podium.

Ironman 70.3 Mallorca | Women

May 13, 2017 | Alcudia, Mallorca, Spain

Name

Country

Overall

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21 km run

1

Laura Philipp

GER

4:21:41

0:25:55

2:29:31

1:22:09

2

Emma Pallant

GBR

4:26:51

0:26:01

2:36:43

1:20:09

3

Amelia Watkinson

NZL

4:33:03

0:25:57

2:33:03

1:30:03

4

Agnieszka Jerzyk

POL

4:36:50

0:25:55

2:42:12

1:24:34

5

Jenny Schulz

GER

4:41:19

0:28:48

2:43:15

1:24:59

6

Lena Berlinger

GER

4:44:35

0:28:39

2:43:01

1:28:49

7

Lisa Norden

SWE

4:45:53

0:24:38

2:46:47

1:30:11

8

Sabrina Stadelmann

CZE

4:46:31

0:28:33

2:44:55

1:28:50

9

Cathy Yndestad

CAN

4:49:48

0:26:58

2:44:39

1:33:50

10

Mareen Hufe

GER

4:53:30

0:28:50

2:45:22

1:34:26

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Ironman 70.3 Mallorca | Men

May 13, 2017 | Alcudia, Mallorca, Spain

Name

Country

Overall

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21 km run

1

David McNamee

GBR

3:56:49

0:22:58

2:16:37

1:13:41

2

Andreas Dreitz

GER

3:57:50

0:24:31

2:13:03

1:16:06

3

Miquel Blanchart Tinto

ESP

4:04:30

0:24:35

2:22:25

1:13:57

4

Will Clarke

GBR

4:07:23

0:23:08

2:21:56

1:18:26

5

Jonathan Ciavatella

ITA

4:10:15

0:23:02

2:23:40

1:19:21

6

Markus Fachbach

GER

4:11:06

0:24:33

2:22:07

1:20:30

7

Joan Nadal Clar

ESP

4:11:12

0:25:54

2:23:19

1:18:07

8

Tobias Drachler

GER

4:11:51

0:24:34

2:22:10

1:21:27

9

Sanne Swolfs

BEL

4:11:57

0:24:33

2:22:03

1:21:38

10

Erik-Simon Strijk

NLD

4:13:06

0:24:35

2:22:22

1:22:04

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