McNamee and Philipp master Marbella

David McNamee took the race in a sprint over Chris Leiferman, while there was no touching Laura Philipp at Ironman 70.3 Marbella.

| April 30, 2018 | NEWS

Laura Philipp and Daniela Sämmler celebrate on the podium at Ironman 70.3 Marabella.

Laura Philipp and Daniela Sämmler celebrate on the podium at Ironman 70.3 Marabella.

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It came down to a photo finish - after it initially appeared that Chris Leiferman (USA) had taken the win, eventually the top honors were given to David McNamee (GBR) after the two sprinted across the line at Ironman 70.3 Marbella in Spain. McNamee and Leiferman had trailed Germany's Andreas Dreitz and France's Romain Guillaume by a couple of minutes into T2, but passed Dreitz with four km to go in the half-marathon (Dreitz dropped Guillaume early in the run) to set up the sprint to the line. Dreitz hung tough for third, with Guillaume finishing fourth.

Philipp bikes and runs to the win

The slightly shortened swim course played into Philipp's hands, although her hard work this winter on her swimming certainly was evident as the German was within a few seconds of the lead heading into T1. Out on the bike course Philipp dominated the action and rolled into T2 with a four-minute lead on countrywoman Daniela Sämmler. Philipp extended her lead on the run course and cruised to the win. Italy's Marta Bernardi managed to run her way to the runner up spot, with Sämmler rounding out the podium.

Ironman 70.3 Marbella | Men

April 29, 2018 | Marbella, Spain

Name

Country

Total

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21 km Run

1

David McNamee

GBR

3:57:47

18:43

2:23:36

1:11:50

2

Chris Leiferman

USA

3:57:47

19:31

2:22:18

1:11:50

3

Andreas Dreitz

GER

3:58:43

19:07

2:20:22

1:14:50

4

Romain Guillaume

FRA

4:01:46

18:47

2:21:07

1:17:47

5

Adrian Haller

SUI

4:02:59

18:57

2:25:46

1:13:41

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Ironman 70.3 Marbella | Men

April 29, 2018 | Marbella, Spain

Name

Country

Total

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21 km Run

1

Laura Philipp

GER

4:25:29

22:22

2:39:18

1:19:28

2

Marta Bernardi

ITA

4:31:29

22:26

2:44:03

1:20:21

3

Daniela Sämmler

GER

4:33:30

22:27

2:43:12

1:23:34

4

Anja Beranek

GER

4:35:35

22:09

2:43:38

1:25:31

5

Judith Corachan Vaquera

ESP

4:37:34

22:07

2:43:52

1:27:25

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