Trautman and Gossage wonderful in Wales

Matt Trautman took a competitive men's race, while Lucy Gossage adds yet another Ironman title (and possibly her last) to her impressive resume at Ironman Wales.

| September 10, 2018 | NEWS

Lucy Gossage wins Ironman Lanzarote in May, 2018.

Lucy Gossage wins Ironman Lanzarote in May, 2018.

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South Africa's Matt Trautman took his second Ironman Wales title, while Lucy Gossage took her third at the epic race held in Tenby, Wales. Considered amongst the toughest Ironman races on the circuit, Trautman took the men's race by almost seven minutes over Great Britain's Philip Graves, while Gossage dominated the women's race, finishing 13 minutes up on Denmark's Camilla Pedersen.

Gossage takes #12

Gossage returned to work last year as a part time Oncology doctor, but that doesn't seem to have slowed her down much as she added yet another full-distance win to her resume, making it an even dozen with the win in Tenby. Earlier this summer she took Ironman Lanzarote and also claimed her fifth Ironman UK title. After trailing Pedersen out of the water by 8:26, Gossage managed to move ahead of Pedersen and the other two women who had beaten her out of the water (Canadians Heather Wurtele and Melanie McQuaid) to lead off the bike - she was a shade under three minutes ahead of Pedersen into T2 and a bit over four minutes up on countrywoman Nikki Bartlett.

Once on the run, though, there was no stopping Gossage from nailing another win as she cruised ever further ahead. Bartlett managed to get ahead of Pedersen for a time, but in the end the Dane would take second ahead of Bartlett.

Trautman runs away from Graves

Great Britain's Matt Leeman led out of the water, but he was just six seconds ahead of Philip Graves. Canadian Trevor Wurtele came out of the water just ahead of Trautman, but wasn't able to keep up with the South African, who joined Graves at the front of the ride early on the bike. Those two would finish the bike together over 10 minutes up on Gustavo Rodriguez Iglesias (ESP). Once on the run Trautman quickly pulled clear of Graves and never looked back as he regained the title he first won in 2014. Graves would remain in second throughout the marathon with Iglesias rounding out the podium.

 

Ironman Wales | Men

September 9, 2018 | Tenby, Wales

Name

Country

Overall

3.8 km Swim

180 km Bike

42.2 km Run

1

Matt Trautman

RSA

8:53:21

51:10

4:56:38

2:59:25

2

Philip Graves

GBR

9:00:13

48:54

4:58:37

3:05:27

3

Gustavo Rodriguez Iglesias

ESP

9:09:50

53:40

5:04:11

3:04:49

4

Victor Del Corral

ESP

9:16:56

54:59

5:09:52

3:05:25

5

Diego Van Looy

BEL

9:17:40

1:02:17

5:17:50

2:49:18

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Ironman Wales | Women

September 9, 2018 | Tenby, Wales

Name

Country

Overall

3.8 km Swim

180 km Bike

42.2 km Run

1

Lucy Gossage

GBR

9:52:37

1:00:11

5:30:48

3:15:03

2

Camilla Pedersen

DEN

10:05:41

51:44

5:41:51

3:24:35

3

Nikki Bartlett

GBR

10:14:43

1:00:14

5:34:22

3:32:49

4

Heather Wurtele

CAN

10:18:48

54:59

5:43:46

3:31:27

5

Jenny Schulz

GER

10:32:46

1:02:33

5:57:15

3:23:24

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