Fontana and Mack make it look easy in the heat and humidity.
October 2, 2016 | NEWS|
After 3.8 km of swimming and 180 km on the bike in Taiwan's stifling heat and humidity, not much had been decided in the men’s race. Jordan Byden, Daniel Fontana, Guy Crawford and Patrick Evoe all dismounted their bikes and stormed into T2 just seconds apart. Fontana hammered out a blistering early first km and put distance on the three behind him. By six km the leader led by 2:30 to six minutes on the three that were in pursuit. As the field melted behind him, Fontana maintained a solid run pace and went on to capture the the title by a winning margin of over 16 minutes on Kaito Tohara and well over 20 minutes on Evoe.
On the women’s side, USA’s Danielle Mack seized control of the race on the bike and had a 2:30 advantage heading into T2. That would be as close as the race would get as Mack ran away from the field. Mack, who has just return to racing after a lengthy recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome, grabbed the finish line banner in 9:50:02, while Taiwan’s own Shiao-Yu Li pleased the home crowd with a second place finish.
Li, Shiao Yu