Potts and Piampiano brilliant in Brazil

After breaking clear on the bike, Americans Andy Potts and Sarah Piampiano stayed clear during the marathon to take Ironman Brazil in impressive style.

| May 28, 2019 | NEWS

An aggressive last 40 km of the bike was enough to net Andy Potts another Ironman title in Brazil.

An aggressive last 40 km of the bike was enough to net Andy Potts another Ironman title in Brazil.

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After a big group of 12 came out of the water within 23 seconds of each other, it was Andy Potts (USA), Igor Amarelli (BRA) and Will Clarke (GBR) who rode clear on the bike for the first 140 km of the bike ride. An aggressive move by Potts with 40 km to go allowed him to take a four-minute lead onto the run, which was enough for the American to hold off Clarke to take the title in an impressive 8:02:58. Brazil's Frank Silvestrin managed to run his way to the final spot on the podium.

After trailing Brazil's Pamella Oliviera by almost 10 minutes after the swim, Sarah Piampiano (USA) powered her way to the lead shortly after the start of the second loop and flew through a blazing 4:43 bike split to lead by almost five minutes into T2. Piampiano increased her lead on the run, too - flying through the marathon in 2:53 to easily take the win in a very impressive 8:40:58. Oliveira hung on for second, while her countrywoman Bruna Mahn rounded out the podium.

Ironman Brazil | Men

May 26, 2019 | Florianopolis, Brazil

Name

Country

Overall

3.8 km Swim

180 km Bike

42.2 km Run

1

Andrew Potts

USA

8:02:57

45:53

4:19:13

2:53:40

2

Will Clarke

GBR

8:06:30

45:52

4:23:37

2:52:39

3

Frank Silvestrin

BRA

8:10:19

46:44

4:31:57

2:47:15

4

Gustavo Rodriguez Iglesias

ESP

8:12:15

49:59

4:26:37

2:50:12

5

Thigo Vinhal

BRA

8:17:06

46:06

4:37:22

2:49:20

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Ironman Brazil | Women

May 26, 2019 | Florianopolis, Brazil

Name

Country

Overall

3.8 km Swim

180 km Bike

42.2 km Run

1

Sarah Piampiano

USA

8:40:48

58:12

4:43:48

2:53:18

2

Pamella Oliveira

BRA

9:03:46

49:53

4:57:30

3:11:04

3

Bruna Mahn

BRA

9:16:55

54:47

5:06:43

3:10:40

4

Carolina Bilato

BRA

9:52:20

1:00:37

5:22:05

3:23:24

5

Larissa Fabrini

BRA

10:00:19

1:08:42

5:21:58

3:22:32

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