Genet and Boecherer perfect in Pays d'Aix

Andreas Boecherer blasted away on the bike while Manon Genet was too strong for the rest on the run at Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix in France.

| May 14, 2018 | NEWS

Andreas Boecherer takes Ironman 70.3 Pays d\'Aix

Andreas Boecherer takes Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix

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Andreas Boecherer used a dominating bike split to put himself well clear of the field, which allowed him a comfortable run as the German easily took Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix. France's own Manot Genet rode her way to the front, then flew through the run to take the women's race.

Boecherer's big bike

Andi Boecherer was just under a minute behind swim leader Robin Pasteur (FRA) into T1, but that was about the only time the German wasn't at the front of the race. A third of the way into the bike course Boecherer's lead was up to 1:26 and by T2 he was over six-minutes ahead of Kevin Maurel (FRA) and Marcus Herbst (GER). Boecherer's lead was never challenged as he cruised to an impressive win. Maurel couldn't hold off countryman Denis Chevrot for the runner-up spot - Chevrot's 1:11 run split moved him from eighth out of T2 to second, leaving Maurel in third.

Genet runs to the win

Manon Genet (FRA) might have trailed swim leader Fenella Langridge (GBR) by over two minutes after the swim, but the Frenchwoman was in front by halfway through the bike, beginning a fierce duel for the lead in the race with Austria's Lisa Huetthaler, who led the way into T2. The two started the run just seconds apart with Langridge over three minutes down.

Once on the run course it didn't take long for Genet to run clear of Huetthaler, who found herself trying to hold off the charge by swim leader Langridge, who steadily ran her way towards the runner-up spot. Genet remained well clear and easily cruised in for the win, with Langridge catching Huetthaler at one point on the run, only to be passed again by the Austrian, who managed to hang on for the runner up finish, putting Langridge in the final podium spot. 

Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix | Men

May 13, 2018 | Pays d'Aix, France

Name

Country

Total

1.9 km swim

90 km Bike

21 km Run

1

Andreas Boecherer

GER

3:53:09

23:01

2:09:44

1:14:43

2

Denis Chevrot

FRA

3:58:27

22:57

2:18:15

1:11:34

3

Kevin Maurel

FRA

3:58:43

23:02

2:16:20

1:13:54

4

Mark Buckingham

GBR

3:59:23

23:04

2:16:36

1:13:44

5

Marcus Herbst

GER

3:59:45

24:33

2:14:52

1:15:08

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Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix | Men

May 13, 2018 | Pays d'Aix, France

Name

Country

Total

1.9 km swim

90 km Bike

21 km Run

1

Manon Genet

FRA

4:24:22

26:35

2:29:45

1:21:12

2

Lisa Huetthaler

AUT

4:27:08

26:24

2:30:18

1:24:00

3

Fenella Langridge

GBR

4:28:24

24:25

2:36:06

1:22:00

4

Lucy Gossage

GBR

4:31:44

28:10

2:33:40

1:23:41

5

Sonia Bracegirdle

NZL

4:40:59

26:31

2:39:11

1:28:17

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