Don and Goss capture Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica

Tim Don made a triumphant return to racing after his horrific accident in Kona last year, while Lauren Goss was untouchable in taking the women's race at Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica.

| June 25, 2018 | NEWS

Tim Don takes third at the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Tim Don takes third at the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Photo >Kevin Mackinnon

The guy is turning himself into a one-man inspiration video. Last October Tim Don was preparing for the Ironman World Championship as one of the pre-race favorites, then got hit by a car a few days before the race. The next few months were hell for the former ITU world champ, who was forced to wear a halo for months to ensure a complete recovery from the fractured vertebrae he sustained in the accident. (Check out this amazing documentary on Don's comeback after the accident.)

In April Don returned to racing with a 2:49 performance at the Boston Marathon. This weekend he returned to triathlon racing in style, taking the win at Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica by pulling clear of Ryan Fisher (AUS) on the bike and holding on for the win on the run. Santiago Ascenco (BRA) rounded out the podium.

Goss leads from the gun

There was no touching American Lauren Goss in the women's race - she was out of the water first by almost a minute and never looked back, cruising to a substantive win. Fellow Americans Nicole Valentine and Sarah Cometo joined Goss on the podium.

Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica | Men

June 24, 2018 | Playa del Coco, Costa Rica

Name

Country

Overall

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21.1 km Run

1

Tim Don

GBR

3:49:59

0:23:06

2:06:38

1:17:12

2

Ryan Fisher

AUS

3:50:57

0:23:02

2:07:36

1:17:13

3

Santiago Ascenco

BRA

3:54:26

0:23:58

2:07:56

1:20:32

4

Felipe Van de Wyngard

CHI

3:59:51

0:23:10

2:07:37

1:25:55

5

Paulo Roberto Maciel Da Silva

BRA

4:06:01

0:23:09

2:18:40

1:21:56

6

Rom Ackerson

CRI

4:06:49

0:24:37

2:18:02

1:21:58

7

Elliot Bach

USA

4:12:31

0:25:31

2:16:26

1:28:35

8

Andres Chirinos

PER

4:16:00

0:27:01

2:20:34

1:25:48

9

Eduar Villalta

PAN

4:16:27

0:28:48

2:20:13

1:24:27

10

Pablo Herrera

CRI

4:17:02

0:23:02

2:17:58

1:32:30

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Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica | Women

June 24, 2018 | Playa del Coco, Costa Rica

Name

Country

Overall

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21.1 km Run

1

Lauren Goss

USA

4:29:15

0:25:47

2:30:47

1:30:05

2

Nicole Valentine

USA

4:39:09

0:30:00

2:34:31

1:32:07

3

Sarah Cameto

USA

4:44:26

0:26:41

2:35:58

1:38:57

4

Laura Murillo

CRI

4:53:20

0:29:22

2:46:05

1:33:19

5

Lotty Harari

PAN

5:01:13

0:32:30

2:38:49

1:45:46

6

Adilia Jimenez Chacon

CRI

5:03:49

0:28:42

2:55:01

1:34:34

7

Diana Fernandez

CRI

5:04:58

0:33:08

2:42:41

1:45:23

8

Maria Romilda Porrini

URU

5:07:44

0:33:44

2:50:58

1:39:13

9

Christa Irwin

USA

5:08:15

0:31:27

2:45:50

1:46:41

10

Valeria Zamora

CRI

5:08:31

0:33:32

2:51:02

1:40:19

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