Starykowicz and Chura whip through Waco

In another swim-canceled race, Americans Andrew Starykowicz and Haley Chura led the way at Ironman 70.3 Waco.

| October 29, 2018 | NEWS

As is typical for Andrew Starykowicz (seen here on a training ride in Kona), the American enjoyed a big lead off the bike at Ironman 70.3 Waco.

As is typical for Andrew Starykowicz (seen here on a training ride in Kona), the American enjoyed a big lead off the bike at Ironman 70.3 Waco.

Photo >Kevin Mackinnon

Super-cyclist Andrew Starykowicz was only just able to hold off another speedy rider, TJ Tollakson, to take the bike/ run Ironman 70.3 Waco event, while Haley Chura was in a class of her own on the run to take the women's race.

The swim had to be cancelled because large amounts of rain caused the water flow in the Brazos River to be too high. Starykowicz out-biked Tollakson by over three minutes, but gave back all but 11 seconds of his lead by the finish. Australian Joe Gambles rounded out the podium.

Chura was out-ridden by Cecilia Davis-Hayes and Alicia Kaye, but blew by the rest of the field on the run to easily take the women's race. Kaye was able to hang tough for second, while Chelsea Sordaro took third. 

Ironman 70.3 Waco | Men

October 29, 2018 | Waco, USA

Name

Country

BIKE

RUN

FINISH

1

Andrew Starykowicz

USA

1:58:11

1:21:39

3:21:40

2

TJ Tollakson

USA

2:01:38

1:18:09

3:21:51

3

Joe Gambles

AUS

2:05:05

1:15:27

3:22:59

4

Matt Hanson

USA

2:05:51

1:15:36

3:23:21

5

Stephen Kilshaw

CAN

2:05:37

1:17:03

3:24:24

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Ironman 70.3 Waco | Women

October 29, 2018 | Waco, USA

Name

Country

BIKE

RUN

FINISH

  1. Haley Chura

USA

2:20:09

1:23:16

3:45:48

  1. Alicia Kaye

USA

2:18:58

1:29:12

3:50:11

  1. Chelsea Sodaro

USA

2:25:33

1:26:06

3:53:25

  1. Cecilia Davis-Hayes

USA

2:18:43

1:34:22

3:55:11

  1. Carly Johann

USA

2:19:19

1:34:32

3:55:58

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