Wild and Kahlefeldt super in Subic Bay

Radka Kahlefeldt outran Caroline Steffen while Ruedi Wild did the same to the ageless Craig Alexander to each take the wins at Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay.

| March 12, 2017 | NEWS

Radka Kahlefeldt (nee Vodickova) wins Ironman 70.3 Hefei in 2016

Radka Kahlefeldt (nee Vodickova) wins Ironman 70.3 Hefei in 2016

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Running to the win

Czech Republic's 2012 Olympian Radka Kahlefeldt (formerly Vodickova) was simply too good on the run for Switzerland's Caroline Steffen as she cruised to the women's title at Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay. The two women were in a class of their own as they swam and biked together. It wasn't until the half-marathon run that the two Europeans would final separate, with Kahlefeldt cruising across the line 3:37 ahead of Steffen. Japan's Naomi Washizu would run her way to the podium, passing Australian Dimity Lee Duke over the closing kms of the run.

Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay 2017 | Women

Subic Bay, Philippines | March 12, 2017

Place

Name

Country

Total

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21.1 km Run

1

Radka Kahlefeldt

CZE

4:22:13

0:26:20

2:26:50

1:25:24

2

Caroline Steffen

SUI

4:25:55

0:26:18

2:26:54

1:29:01

3

Naomi Washizu

JPN

4:40:46

0:29:39

2:35:01

1:31:38

4

Dimity Lee Duke

AUS

4:41:57

0:29:20

2:27:49

1:40:29

5

Kate Bevilaqua

AUS

4:47:29

0:27:44

2:36:05

1:39:11

6

Manami Iijima

GUM

4:53:06

0:26:53

2:46:38

1:35:25

7

Sarah Lester

AUS

4:59:19

0:31:38

2:43:27

1:40:03

8

Isabelle Boyer Moulin

FRA

5:06:53

0:31:06

2:45:00

1:45:39

9

Ashley Lofton

AUS

5:08:47

0:34:52

2:48:42

1:39:09

10

Jenny Rose Guerrero

PHI

5:14:23

0:31:34

2:49:05

1:48:46

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Wilde outlasts Alexander

He might be 43 years old, but three-time Kona champ Craig Alexander continues to be amongst the best 70.3 athletes in the world. Just ask Switzerland's Ruedi Wild, who had to pull out all the stops on the run to finally break away from the Australian to take the men's title over a stacked field.

Australian Jake Montgomery blasted through the bike and would come into T2 with a lead of 1:20 to 1:40 over a group that included some of the world's premier 70.3 racers including Alexander, Wild, Tim Reed, Sven Riederer and Michael Raelert. Raelert would initially be given a five minute penalty that put him out of contention, but that was eventually overturned, which moved the German from seventh to fourth in the final standings.

At the halfway point of the run the two Swiss athletes, Wild and Riederer were in front, followed by Reed at nine seconds with Alexander another five seconds back in fourth. Wild would eventually hold on for the win, with Alexander moving into second and Reed rounding out the podium.

Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay 2017 | Men

Subic Bay, Philippines | March 12, 2017

Place

Name

Country

Total

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21.1 km Run

1

Ruedi Wild

SUI

3:48:24

0:23:35

2:07:22

1:14:07

2

Craig Alexander

AUS

3:48:57

0:23:28

2:07:13

1:14:54

3

Timothy Reed

AUS

3:50:17

0:23:31

2:07:15

1:16:15

4

Michael Raelert

GER

3:51:17

0:23:25

2:07:12

1:17:37

5

Sven Riederer,

SUI

3:52:04

0:23:27

2:07:14

1:18:18

6

Kevin Collington

USA

3:52:11

0:23:26

2:07:30

1:18:07

7

Timothy Van Berkel

AUS

3:54:52

0:24:42

2:05:55

1:20:52

8

Samuel Melle Betten

AUS

3:58:33

0:23:22

2:07:23

1:24:28

9

Kyle Buckingham

RSA

3:59:46

0:24:20

2:06:17

1:25:26

10

Ritchie Nicholls

GBR

4:03:11

0:24:53

2:18:14

1:16:46

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