Brownlee dominates in Dubai

Alistair Brownlee led from start to finish, easily taking the first leg of the triple crown.

| February 2, 2018 | NEWS

Alistair Brownlee wins the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai triathlon.

Alistair Brownlee wins the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai triathlon.

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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee didn't just win in Dubai, he crushed the competition. The end of the day's second-fastest swim (22:35) was the last time he was in the front of the race as the Brit used the day's only sub-two hour bike split (1:58:51) and a frighteningly fast run split (1:09:34) to win by over six minutes. 

It was Brownlee's first race back since hip surgery which sidelined him for the last part of 2017.

“It did go over smoothly," Brownlee said at the finish line.

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"Didn’t feel great on the swim, had a couple of bad patches on the bike, but on the run I just felt great, I was in control and I actually really enjoyed the last 10-18K," he said. "I was just kind of soaking it in, enjoying the cheers. Obviously it’s so fantastic to be back after too much time spent at the gym the past six months.”

 

Sven Riederer and Rudi Wild battled for the runner-up spot, with Riederer running past Wild and Germany's Maurice Clavel to eventually take second. Wild put another Swiss athlete on the podium in taking third.

Ironman 70.3 Dubai 2018

  1. Februar 2018, Dubai (VAE)

Name

Country

Total

1,9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21 km Run

1

Alistair Brownlee

GBR

3:35:30

22:35

1:58:51

1:09:34

2

Sven Riederer

SUI

3:42:05

22:45

2:02:52

1:12:12

3

Ruedi Wild

SUI

3:42:42

24:17

2:03:30

1:10:12

4

Maurice Clavel

GER

3:43:38

22:42

2:03:04

1:13:44

5

Nicholas Kastelein

AUS

3:44:19

22:41

2:05:12

1:12:10

6

Ilia Prasolov

RUS

3:45:35

24:01

2:03:55

1:13:09

7

Jesper Svensson

SWE

3:45:41

22:38

2:03:00

1:15:47

8

Ronnie Schildknecht

SUI

3:47:08

25:19

2:02:25

1:14:57

9

Bertrand Billard

FRA

3:47:10

24:23

2:03:23

1:14:45

10

Kevin Maurel

FRA

3:47:53

23:29

2:04:28

1:15:47

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