McMahon and Goss master Monterrey

Brent McMahon and Lauren Goss were at, or near the front, all race, executing perfect race strategies to easily take Ironman 70.3 Monterrey.

| May 13, 2019 | NEWS

Brent McMahon on his way to the win at Ironman Canada in 2018.

Brent McMahon on his way to the win at Ironman Canada in 2018.

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Beginning with a swim in the man-made Santa Lucia River, Ironman 70.3 Monterrey is a truly unique event set in the capital city of the Nuevo León region. Canadian Brent McMahon ran his way clear in the men's race, while American Lauren Goss only trailed by a few seconds out of the water before leading pretty much the rest of the way in the women's race.

Exciting race for second

After trailing Mexico's Mayra Castaneda Castillo out of the water by 13 seconds, Goss quickly moved to the front of the race on the bike and never looked back as she easily took the women's title. Behind her, though, there was lots of action as the rest of the small pro field raced for the final two spots on the podium. Castillo would fade to fifth by the end of the bike as American Sarah Piampiano rode her way from a seven-minute deficit after the swim to second place into T2. About 25 seconds behind her was countrywoman Linsey Corbin, who was another 25 seconds up on Mexico's Maria Eugenia Barrera Anduaga.

While Goss was cruising well in front, out on the run course Anduaga flew through the opening stages of the half-marathon to overtake the Americans. Piampiano rallied over the final 5 km to eke out the runner-up spot over the Mexican.

McMahon pounces on the run

Canadian Olympian McMahon was part of a lead trio out of the water as he was joined by Mexicans Joaquin Pereda and Diego Baca at the front of the race. McMahon would quickly put his stamp on the bike course, though, pulling clear of his swimming partners early on, only to be joined by another Mexican, Francisco Serrano, by the end of the first of two bike loops. Serrano and McMahon would enter T2 together, about 4:30 up on the rest of the field, setting things up for a half-marathon footrace for the title.

McMahon wasted no time in running clear of Serrano - by the halfway point he was 2:29 up and never looked back as he cruised to the win. Serrano hung tough for second, remaining well clear of Baca, who rounded out the podium.

Ironman 70.3 Monterrey | Men

May 12, 2019 | Monterrey, Mexico

Name

Country

Overall

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21.1 km Run

1

Brent McMahon

CAN

3:43:19

24:39

2:00:52

1:15:23

2

Francisco Serrano

MEX

3:48:27

26:20

1:59:11

1:20:15

3

Diego Baca

MEX

3:54:16

24:39

2:09:39

1:17:07

4

Joaquin Pereda

MEX

3:54:30

24:37

2:05:34

1:21:27

5

David Guete

COL

3:55:16

26:18

2:03:44

1:22:46

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Ironman 70.3 Monterrey | Women

May 12, 2019 | Monterrey, Mexico

Name

Country

Overall

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21.1 km Run

1

Lauren Goss

USA

4:06:32

26:15

2:14:39

1:22:24

2

Sarah Piampiano

USA

4:15:53

33:07

2:09:45

1:29:55

3

Maria Eugenia Barrera Anduaga

MEX

4:16:35

29:00

2:14:50

1:28:09

4

Linsey Corbin

USA

4:18:24

30:29

2:13:01

1:31:54

5

Mayra Castaneda Castillo

MEX

4:35:15

26:02

2:30:16

1:35:13

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