Weiss and Philipp take swim-run event in Zell Am See-Kaprun

Snow on the bike course forced officials to turn Ironman 70.3 Zell Am See-Kaprun into a swim/ run event which was won by Michael Weiss and Laura Philipp.

| August 26, 2018 | NEWS

Austria has been a good racing venue for Laura Philipp in 2018 - she is seen here winning Ironman 70.3 St. Polten. She took the women\'s title in the swim-run Ironman 70.3 Zell Am See-Kaprun

Austria has been a good racing venue for Laura Philipp in 2018 - she is seen here winning Ironman 70.3 St. Polten. She took the women's title in the swim-run Ironman 70.3 Zell Am See-Kaprun

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It's not too often you hear of a bike course having to be closed in a triathlon because of snow, but that's what the race organizers were forced to do at Ironman 70.3 Zell Am See-Kaprun, turning the race into a swim/ run race.

Philipp powers on the run

In the women's race Austria's Beatrice Weiss led the way out of the water with Anna-Lena Phol from Germany about four seconds behind and Barbara Riveros 45 seconds back in third. Germany's Laura Philipp was 2:49 behind, but once on the run the race quickly became a duel between her and Riveros, with the former ITU star holding onto the lead through the first half of the run, but eventually succumbing to Philipp's blistering 1:17:04 pace. Alexandra Tondeur from France manage to run herself to the final spot on the podium.

Weiss rockets through the half-marathon

In the men's race Germany's Florian Angert led out of the water with three more - Switzerland's Mnuel Kung and Italian's Daniel Fontana and Alberto Casadei on his heels. Michael Weiss was 3:09 back, but ripped through the half-marathon in a blazing 1:07:32 to leave the rest of the field well behind. His countryman Adnreas Guglmayr would hang tough for second, while Hungary's Laszlo Tarnai rounded out the podium.

Ironman 70.3 Zell Am See Kaprun | Women

August 26, 2018 | Zell Am See-Kaprun, Austria

Name

Country

Overall

1.9 km Swim

21.1 km Run

1

Laura Philipp

GER

1:47:03

27:44

1:17:04

2

Barbara Riveros

CHI

1:48:53

25:50

1:20:41

3

Alexandra Tondeur

FRA

1:50:30

29:08

1:18:55

4

Ewa Wutti

AUS

1:50:48

29:07

1:19:21

5

Tine Deckers

BEL

1:53:16

27:41

1:22:38

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Ironman 70.3 Zell Am See Kaprun | Men

August 26, 2018 | Zell Am See-Kaprun, Austria

Name

Country

Overall

1.9 km Swim

21.1 km Run

1

Michael Weiss

AUS

1:36:14

26:28

1:07:32

2

Andreas Giglmayr

AUS

1:37:06

24:09

1:10:42

3

Laszlo Tarnai

HUN

1:38:26

25:18

1:11:10

4

Florian Angert

GER

1:39:06

23:18

1:13:31

5

Paul Reitmayr

AUS

1:40:11

24:12

1:13:45

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