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Marino Vanhoenacker Zell am See Kaprun | Marino Vanhoenacker captures title at Ironman 70.3 Zell am See Kaprun

Marino Vanhoenacker captures title at Ironman 70.3 Zell am See Kaprun

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Event: Ironman Vichy

The British are coming

Less than three minutes separated the top three men at the finish with Great Britain’s Harry Wiltshire coming out on top the nail-biter. Whiltshire’s strong showing on the swim and bike before pounding out the fastest run among the top three men cemented the victory for the Brit. On the women’s side, Britain’s Catherine Faux notched her first Ironman win with her race-best bike split and backed it up with a solid run to claim her win in France.

Men's Podium

Place

Name

Country

Time

1

Wiltshire, Harry

GBR

08:17:14

2

Brydenbach, Tim

BEL

08:18:34

3

Risti, Ivan

ITA

08:19:58

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Women's Podium

Place

Name

Country

Time

1

Faux, Catherine

GBR

09:13:40

2

Schaerer, Celine

CHE

09:17:21

3

Fillnow, Kelly

USA

09:27:56

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Event: Challenge Tonsberg

Ospaly and Vesterby to strong in Norway

Pilip Ospaly laid down solid swim and bike splits that set him up for the win - if he could put in a decent run. The Czech athlete was up to the challenge and claimed the win with one of the fastest runs on the day.

In the women’s race, Michelle Vesterby had the fastest swim and bike splits and was afforded the luxury of putting her run in cruise control and handlly won the race with a winning margin of 3:20.

Men's Podium

Place

Name

Country

Time

1

Ospaly, Pilip

CZE

04:03:02

2

Reichel, Horst

DEU

04:05:44

3

Baldellou

ESP

04:06:20

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Women's Podium

Place

Name

Country

Time

1

Vesterby, Michelle

DEN

04:39:35

2

Krogsgaard, Birgitte

DEN

04:42:55

3

Kowalska, Olga

POL

04:46:46

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Event: Ironman 70.3 Zell am See-Kaprun

Vanhoenacker and Lehtonen with ease

In typical Marino Vanhoenacker fashion, eight-time Ironman Austria champion stormed off on a solo effort on the bike that took the Belgian to a five-minute lead on his closest rival. The early effort in the swim and bike rewarded Vanhoenacker the win by over five-minutes.

In the women’s race Kaisa Lehtonen's fastest bike and run splits set her up nicely for the win. The Finish athlete won the race by close to seven minutes over Tine Holst.

Kaisa Lehtonen takes the win in Austria.

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Men's Podium

Place

Name

Country

Time

1

Vanhoenacker, Marino

BEL

04:06:05

2

Hayes, Stuart

GBR

04:11:23

3

Thomschke, Markus

GER

04:11:36

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Women's Podium

Place

Name

Country

Time

1

Lehtonen, Kaisa

FIN

04:30:11

2

Holst, Tine

DEN

04:37:00

3

Pallant, Emma

GBR

04:38:17

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Event: Ironman 70.3 Bintan

Finally one for Croneborg and an easy one for Bevilaqua

It took five attempts for Swede Fredrik Croneborg to finally reach the top of the podium. He finally nailed it with a come-from-behind win on Sunday, while Kate Bevilaqua was the best of a small women’s field in Indonesia.

Men's Podium

Place

Name

Country

Time

1

Croneborg, Fredrik

SWE

03:59:28

2

Burton, Matt

AUS

04:00:24

3

Fox, Michael

AUS

04:01:34

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Women's Podium

Place

Name

Country

Time

1

Bevilaqua, Kate

AUS

04:37:27

2

Wilson, Amanda

AUS

04:43:49

3

Selsmark, Alise

AUS

04:51:49

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