Leiferman and Jahn brilliant in Boulder

Chris Leiferman and Kirsty Jahn overcame deficits out of the water to take the wins at Ironman Boulder.

| June 12, 2018 | NEWS

Kirsty Jahn makes it two Ironman wins in two weeks with her win at Ironman Boulder.

Kirsty Jahn makes it two Ironman wins in two weeks with her win at Ironman Boulder.

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It's a hometown race for many of the sport's premier athletes, making Ironman Boulder a popular stop on the pro circuit in North America. Canadian Kirsty Jahn, who lives in Boulder, used a stellar bike/ run combination to take the women's race, while another Colorado-based athlete, Chris Leiferman (USA), took the men's race.

Both Jahn and Leiferman trailed by about five minutes out of the water, but once on the bike there was no touching the two eventual winners. Leiferman would bike to the lead and hold off Joe Gambles (AUS) and Patrick McKeon (USA) to take the win.

Kirsty Jahn was equally as impressive on the bike and run, getting her way past swim leaders Katy Evans and Dede Griesbauer (both from the USA) on the bike and holding off the pair through the marathon to take the women's title. It was Jahn's second win in just a few weeks after taking Ironman Brazil.

Chris Leiferman takes Ironman Boulder.

Chris Leiferman takes Ironman Boulder.

Photo >Donald Miralle / Getty Images for Ironman

Ironman Boulder | Men

June 10, 2018 | Boulder, USA

Name

Country

Total

3.8 km swim

180 km Bike

42.2 km Run

1

Chris Leiferman

USA

8:07:55

0:54:34

4:09:55

2:59:03

2

Joe Gambles

AUS

8:13:16

0:49:55

4:17:40

3:00:46

3

Patrick McKeon

USA

8:20:48

0:54:37

4:21:56

2:58:42

4

Kevin Collington

USA

8:26:16

0:49:50

4:23:41

3:08:33

5

Sam Long               

USA

8:29:56

0:55:11

4:09:49

3:20:56

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Ironman Boulder | Women

June 10, 2018 | Boulder, USA

Name

Country

Total

3.8 km swim

180 km Bike

42.2 km Run

1

Kirsty Jahn

CAN

9:16:12

1:00:25

4:47:31

3:21:59

2

Katy Evans

USA

9:19:20

0:54:29

4:55:19

3:24:41

3

Dede Griesbauer

USA

9:36:55

0:54:34

4:44:21

3:51:25

4

Erin Green

USA

9:49:18

1:00:29

5:06:22

3:35:44

5

Kimberly Goodell

USA

9:52:51

1:03:45

5:01:26

3:42:16

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