Lionel Sanders starts 2017 off with a bang while Barbara Riveros runs down Alicia Kaye to take her third title at Ironman 70.3 Pucon.
January 16, 2017 | NEWS|
Sanders flies to another 70.3 win
Despite a four-minute deficit out of the water, Lionel Sanders rode his way to second by T2, just 53-seconds behind Felipe Barraza. Sanders then ran his way to a six-minute victory. Barraza was only just able to hold off Luciano Taccone, who ran his way to a close third.
1. Lionel Sanders (CAN) 4:00:07
2. Felipe Barraza (CHI) 4:06:04
3. Luciano Taccone (ARG) 4:06:09
Kaye can't hold on
Haley Chura led the way out of the water, but was only 15-seconds up on Alicia Kaye and Barbara Riveros heading out on to the bike. Kaye then rode to a seven-minute lead heading into the run. Three-time Olympian (and two-time Pucon champ) Riveros managed to overcome that deficit on the run, taking the title by 30 seconds over Kaye. Chura hung on for third.
1. Barbara Riveros (CHI) 4:32:09
2. Alicia Kaye (USA) 4:32:39
3. Haley Chura (USA) 4:42:43