Frommhold and Kahlefeldt awesome in Astana

Nils Frommhold ran his way to the men's title, while Radka Kahlefeldt led out of the water, but had to overcome a three-minute deficit on the run to take the women's title at Ironman 70.3 Astana.

| July 14, 2019 | NEWS

Radka Kahlefeldt ran her way to the women\'s title at Ironman 70.3 Astana. (Archive photo.)

Radka Kahlefeldt ran her way to the women's title at Ironman 70.3 Astana. (Archive photo.)

Photo >Jose Luis Hourcade

Nils Frommhold came out of the water just behind Portugal's Filipe Azevedo and Italy's Mattia Ceccarelli, but quickly moved to the front of the race on the bike. Frommhold and Ceccarelli were able to pull clear of Azevedo just before the 70-km mark of the bike and led the way into T2, setting up a half-marathon running race for the title. Frommhold quickly took control and had a minute by the 5 km point of the run, never looking back as he ran his way to the title. Azevedo managed to run his way to the runner-up spot thanks to a speedy 1:15 split, leaving Ceccarelli to round out the podium.

In the women's race the Czech Republic's Radka Kahlefeldt led the way out of the water, but by 28 km into the bike found herself behind Great Britain's Susie Cheetham and Austria's Lisa Hutaler. Cheetham hit T2 first, with Huthaler 2:15 back and Kahlefeldt at 3:10, with American Sarah Piampiano just three seconds behind. Once on the run Kahlefeldt quickly cut into Cheetham's lead, with Piampiano trying to keep the super-mom in sight. By 12.5 km in to the run Kahlefeldt was in front, where she would stay to the line. Cheetham hung tough for second, just over a minute behind, with Piampiano rounding out the podium.

 

Ironman 70.3 Astana | Women

July 14, 2019 | Astana, Kazakhstan

Name

Country

Overall

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21.1 km Run

1

Radka Kahlefeldt

CZE

4:07:43

27:28

2:17:21

1:19:46

2

Suzie Cheetham

GBR

4:09:07

29:41

2:12:06

1:23:57

3

Sarah Piampiano

USA

4:12:34

32:41

2:11:35

1:24:37

4

Lust Hutthaler

AUS

4:16:09

29:40

2:14:18

1:28:49

5

Gabriela Zelinka

ITA

4:18:22

29:40

2:20:40

1:24:31

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Ironman 70.3 Astana | Men

July 14, 2019 | Astana, Kazakhstan

Name

Country

Overall

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21.1 km Run

1

Nils Frommhold

GER

3:46:08

24:50

2:00:39

1:17:30

2

Filipe Azevedo

POR

3:48:14

24:48

2:04:20

1:15:46

3

Mattia Ceccarelli

ITA

3:49:01

24:43

2:00:33

1:20:21

4

Daniil Sapunov

UKR

3:54:01

25:24

2:07:17

1:18:00

5

Zoltan Petsuk

HUN

3:56:49

25:24

2:10:41

1:18:02

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