O'Donnell and Carfrae make it couples day in Augusta

Tim O'Donnell and Mirinda Carfrae were awesome at Ironman 70.3 Augusta, showing they are peaking perfectly as they gear up for the Ironman World Championship.

| September 25, 2018 | NEWS

Mirinda Carfrae wins the 2014 Ironman World Championship thanks to a 2:50 marathon.

Mirinda Carfrae wins the 2014 Ironman World Championship thanks to a 2:50 marathon.

Photo >Frank Wechsel/ Spomedis

You'll never see a couple on the top of the podium at that other sporting event Augusta, Georgia is famous for - this year's Ironman 70.3 Augusta featured one of triathlon's speediest couples take the titles as Tim O'Donnell and Mirinda Carfrae looked great in their final Kona tune up event.

Carfrae rips through the bike

The three-time Kona champ has always been renowned as one of the best runners the sport has ever seen (and to anyone who would like to argue that point with me, all I have to say is 2:50:38 - Carfrae's run course record in Kona), but she sent a clear message to her competition that she won't just be waiting for the final leg of the race in Kona with a 2:17 bike split. Since returning to racing after taking last year off to have little Isabelle, Carfrae seems to have been stronger on the bike than in past years. Her split in Augusta was three-minutes faster than runner up Jeanni Seymour - so, even though Seymour managed to run a few seconds faster than Carfrae, she wasn't able to really threaten for the win. Lauren Barnett would round out the podium, while swim-leader Haley Chura would have to settle with fourth.

O'Donnell always near the front

Hunter Lussi led out of the water, but he was only a few seconds in front of Tim O'Donnell, who demonstrated his front-pack Kona swim skills in Augusta. O'Donnell then showed that he's ready for a tactical and fast bike ride on the Big Island, too, riding faster than everyone other than Canadian Jackson Laundry. O'Donnell, Lussi and Laundry came off the bike together, but O'Donnell made quick work of his company and never looked back as he cruised to an impressive win. Laundry would finish second, while Ivan Tutukin would run his way to the final spot on the podium.

Ironman 70.3 Augusta | Men

September 23, 2018 | Augusta, USA

Name

Country

Overall

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21.1 km run

1

Tim O'Donnell

USA

3:42:07

0:20:26

2:04:35

1:13:28

2

Jackson Laundry

CAN

3:44:50

0:21:18

2:03:40

1:16:24

3

Ivan Tutukin

RUS

3:46:01

0:21:21

2:07:20

1:13:39

4

Kevin Collington

USA

3:46:44

0:21:04

2:07:38

1:14:23

5

Matt Hanson

USA

3:48:14

0:21:27

2:11:51

1:11:11

6

Alex Libin

USA

3:49:00

0:21:20

2:07:23

1:16:31

7

Adam Otstot

USA

3:51:07

0:22:20

2:08:25

1:16:42

8

Sean Harrington

USA

3:51:37

0:22:29

2:08:17

1:17:17

9

Andre Lopes

USA

3:54:09

0:22:16

2:08:22

1:19:32

10

Tyler Jordan

MPRO

3:57:56

0:22:36

2:07:59

1:23:31

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Ironman 70.3 Augusta | Women

September 23, 2018 | Augusta, USA

Name

Country

Overall

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21.1 km run

1

Mirinda Carfrae

AUS

4:05:36

0:23:56

2:17:42

1:19:51

2

Jeanni Seymour

RSA

4:06:58

0:22:58

2:20:49

1:19:31

3

Lauren Barnett

USA

4:13:16

0:23:59

2:20:51

1:24:14

4

Haley Chura

USA

4:16:51

0:21:17

2:25:36

1:25:24

5

Jodie Robertson

USA

4:21:24

0:24:58

2:25:48

1:25:19

6

Cecilia Davis-Hayes

USA

4:23:15

0:25:05

2:23:37

1:30:12

7

Alycia Hill

USA

4:23:24

0:24:00

2:28:22

1:25:56

8

Pamela-Ann Bachelder St-Pierre

CAN

4:24:20

0:25:14

2:28:40

1:26:30

9

Kelly Fillnow

USA

4:27:43

0:25:56

2:28:46

1:28:31

10

Danielle Vsetecka

USA

4:29:28

0:24:47

2:27:00

1:33:19

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