O'Donnell and Joyce brilliant in Boulder

Rachel Joyce continued her impressive comeback after becoming a mom last fall while Tim O'Donnell took the men's race at Ironman Boulder.

| June 12, 2017 | NEWS

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It was a day for the locals at Ironman Boulder as Tim O'Donnell (USA) and Rachel Joyce (GBR), who both live in the triathlon mecca, took the titles in their home-town race.

Speedy mom

Rachel Joyce continued her amazing comeback after giving birth to son Archie last fall, taking her home-town race in impressive style over last year's third place finisher in Kona, Heather Jackson (USA).

Joyce trailed American Kelly Williamson out of the water by just three seconds, but was overtaken on the bike by Jackson and entered T2 2:10 down. Those two were well clear of the rest of the women's field (Uli Bromme entered T2 22:48 behind Jackson), making it a two-woman race for the top spot on the podium. Joyce was over 10 minutes faster than Jackson in the marathon, putting her well clear at the line. American Danielle Mack rounded out the top three.

O'Donnell dominates

Like Joyce, O'Donnell makes Boulder his home for much of the year (and will soon become a parent - his wife, Mirinda Carfrae is pregnant). The American led Ironman Boulder from start to finish, coming out of the water almost a minute up on American Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker.

O'Donnell followed his impressive swim with the day's fastest ride, which put him off the bike well ahead of Matt Chrabot (USA). A 2:53:55 marathon got him to the line over 21 minutes ahead of Chrabot.

There was some juggling of the top five after Leon Griffin and Justin Daerr were DQd for missing part of the run course, which moved Daerr out of second and Griffin from fifth. That left American Patrick McKeon with the final spot on the podium.

 

 

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Ironman Boulder | Women

June 11, 2017 | Boulder, USA

Name

Country

Total

3.8 km Swim

180 km Bike

42.2 km Run

1

Rachel Joyce

GBR

9:13:32

0:54:59

4:56:09

3:16:01

2

Heather Jackson

USA

9:20:42

0:59:51

4:49:06

3:26:09

3

Danielle Mack

USA

9:42:16

1:04:46

5:11:02

3:20:24

4

Kelly Williamson

USA

9:44:08

0:54:56

5:26:15

3:16:35

5

Uli Bromme

USA

9:52:32

1:04:49

5:05:30

3:34:45

6

Kimberly Goodell

USA

10:13:34

1:04:48

5:25:53

3:36:00

7

Carla Schubiger

SUI

10:22:59

1:04:43

5:27:29

3:43:29

8

Lindsey Deneen

USA

10:26:13

0:57:51

5:30:29

3:46:37

9

Maureen Conley

USA

10:30:56

1:05:23

5:13:58

4:02:11

10

Larissa Rabago

MEX

10:32:38

1:01:12

5:51:37

3:30:50

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Ironman Boulder | Men

June 11, 2017 | Boulder, USA

Name

Country

Total

3.8 km Swim

180 km Bike

42.2 km Run

1

Tim O'Donnell

USA

8:13:30

0:49:20

4:24:25

2:53:55

2

Matt Chrabot

USA

8:34:36

0:50:25

4:30:33

3:07:42

3

Patrick McKeon

USA

8:42:24

0:57:08

4:35:15

3:03:40

4

Jarrod Shoemaker

USA

8:45:38

0:50:18

4:50:25

2:59:21

5

Jozsef Major

HUN

8:51:35

1:03:20

4:31:10

3:10:57

6

Tripp Hipple

USA

8:55:03

0:54:34

4:35:35

3:18:23

7

Sam Long

USA

8:57:16

1:01:39

4:32:50

3:17:52

8

Colin Laughery

USA

8:58:45

0:58:13

4:40:07

3:13:30

9

Matthew Malone

USA

9:02:32

0:58:35

4:46:37

3:10:43

10

Yann Rocheteau

FRA

9:07:34

0:59:07

4:53:38

3:08:41

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