Cave and Collington capture Costa Rica

Leanda Cave and Kevin Collington took the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica race in dominating style.

| June 20, 2017 | NEWS

Archive photo: Leanda Cave wins the Cannes International Triathlon in 2016.

Archive photo: Leanda Cave wins the Cannes International Triathlon in 2016.

Photo >José Luis Hourcade

The inaugural Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica saw impressive wins by American Kevin Collington and Great Britain's Leanda Cave.

Cave runs to the win

After coming out of the water just seconds behind swim leader Lauren Goss (USA), 2012 Ironman and Ironman 70.3 world champ Leanda Cave trailed the ageless Dede Griesbauer, 46, by almost two minutes into T2, but made short work of that deficit on the run to take the win. Goss would also catch Griesbauer to take second.

Collington in control

Like Cave, Kevin Collington was second out of the water, just a few seconds behind Leonardo Chacon (CRC). The American then found himself taking on Carlos Quinchara Forero (COL), Felipe Van De Wyngaard (CHI) and Chacon through the bike. Those four would come off the bike together, but once he was running there was no touching Collington as he ran to a convincing win. Quinchara Forero would take second, leaving Van De Wyngard to round out the podium.

 

 

Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica | Women

June 18, 2017 | Playa del Coco, Costa Rica

Name

Country

Total

1.9k Swim

90k Bike

21.1k Run

1

Leanda Cave

GBR

4:13:20

0:27:02

2:14:25

1:28:57

2

Lauren Goss

USA

4:18:59

0:26:58

2:18:04

1:31:04

3

Dede Griesbauer

USA

4:25:20

0:27:07

2:12:08

1:42:27

4

Pamela Tastets

CHI

4:31:45

0:30:48

2:23:06

1:33:42

5

Kelly O'Mara

USA

4:32:15

0:31:39

2:24:02

1:33:44

6

Lindsey Chamberlain

CAN

4:39:35

0:37:42

2:25:06

1:32:46

7

Sarah Cameto

USA

4:39:54

0:29:39

2:18:14

1:49:10

8

Kayla Schmidt

USA

4:41:18

0:28:56

2:35:15

1:33:55

9

Anne Haehner

CRC

4:41:39

0:31:02

2:30:38

1:36:42

10

Diana Fernandez

CRC

4:43:13

0:32:49

2:29:17

1:37:16

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Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica | Men

June 18, 2017 | Playa del Coco, Costa Rica

Name

Country

Total

1.9k Swim

90k Bike

21.1k Run

1

Kevin Collington

USA

3:43:21

0:25:01

2:00:33

1:15:36

2

Carlos Quinchara Forero

COL

3:47:58

0:25:03

2:00:41

1:19:57

3

Felipe Van De Wyngard

CHI

3:49:44

0:25:04

2:00:36

1:21:35

4

Leonardo Chacon

CRC

3:53:49

0:25:00

2:00:43

1:25:56

5

Steven Mckenna

AUS

4:01:51

0:25:47

2:05:11

1:28:25

6

Pablo Herrera

CRC

4:02:52

0:25:01

2:07:27

1:27:53

7

Carlos Aznar Gallego

ESP

4:03:31

0:32:07

2:10:43

1:18:05

8

Carlos Moncada

CRC

4:05:43

0:28:13

2:07:24

1:27:04

9

John Garita Zamora

CRC

4:07:45

0:30:00

2:10:54

1:23:37

10

Federico Venegas Villegas

CRC

4:08:18

0:26:55

2:13:52

1:25:02

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