Jackson and Potts powerful in Peru

Heather Jackson and Andy Potts were consistent in all three disciplines to take the titles at Ironman 70.3 Peru.

| April 24, 2017 | NEWS

Heather Jackson competes at Challenge Aruba in October, 2016.

Heather Jackson competes at Challenge Aruba in October, 2016.

Photo >Eric Wynn

Last year Heather Jackson (USA) proved she is one of the top athletes in the sport with her third-place finish at the Ironman World Championship. Today she proved that her development in the sport continues as she took Ironman 70.3 Peru thanks to her swim.

Jackson, a college hockey player turned track cyclist turned triathlete has, in the past, struggled with the opening leg of the race, but today used the second-fastest pro swim (third-fastest overall) to take the title. Leanda Cave (GBR) led out of the water, but Jackson posted the second-fastest bike split (American Sarah Piampiano had the fastest) and third-fastest run (the USA's Linsey Corbin was quickest in that leg) to hold on for the win. Piampiano took second followed by Corbin in third. 

Start to finish win

Andy Potts (USA) led the way out of the water and managed to hang on to a close win over Jesse Thomas, who had the day's fastest bike and run splits, but ended up 28-seconds behind his countryman at the line. Chile's Felipe Van De Wyngard was with Potts through the swim and bike, but couldn't hold the pace of the two Americans on the run and would end up third. 

Ironman 70.3 Peru | Women

April 23, 2017 | Lima, Peru

Name

Country

Total

1.9k Swim

90k Bike

21.1k Run

1

Jackson, Heather

USA

4:12:41

0:26:56

2:17:26

1:25:14

2

Piampiano, Sarah

USA

4:15:38

0:30:55

2:16:48

1:24:39

3

Corbin, Linsey

USA

4:16:58

0:27:50

2:21:42

1:24:07

4

Cave, Leanda

GBR

4:22:01

0:26:13

2:23:46

1:28:12

5

Valentine, Nicole

USA

4:26:58

0:28:29

2:27:53

1:26:44

6

Cameto, Sarah

USA

4:31:33

0:28:33

2:23:41

1:35:28

7

Tastets, Pamela

CHI

4:42:07

0:27:58

2:36:11

1:34:15

8

Scaldini, Claudia

BRA

4:51:27

0:34:51

2:31:46

1:39:27

9

Castillo, Andrea

PER

4:53:15

0:28:17

2:40:31

1:40:45

10

Barrios, Augusta

PER

4:54:27

0:32:36

2:36:48

1:39:48

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Ironman 70.3 Peru | Men

April 23, 2017 | Lima, Peru

Name

Country

Total

1.9k Swim

90k Bike

21.1k Run

1

Andy Potts

USA

3:44:53

0:23:21

2:03:59

1:14:43

2

Jesse Thomas

USA

3:45:21

0:24:41

2:02:28

1:14:00

3

Felipe Van De Wyngard

CHI

3:48:47

0:23:24

2:03:57

1:18:33

4

Felipe Barraza

CHI

3:51:16

0:23:22

2:04:04

1:21:06

5

Raul Tejada

GUA

3:52:38

0:26:18

2:08:24

1:14:48

6

Fernando Toldi

BRA

3:54:21

0:24:07

2:07:33

1:19:47

7

Nathan Killam

CAN

3:55:05

0:25:45

2:05:48

1:20:32

8

Justin Daerr

USA

3:58:36

0:24:51

2:11:27

1:18:52

9

Alan Carrillo Avila

MEX

4:00:50

0:27:00

2:12:07

1:18:45

10

Ivan Rana

ESP

4:01:28

0:23:30

2:16:02

1:19:15

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