Helle Frederiksen swam and rode clear of the rest of the field to take Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau.
June 3, 2019 | NEWS|
There was no stopping Denmark's Helle Frderiksen at Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau as the Danish long distance world champion from last year came out of the water just a second behind Anna-Lena Pohl and then charged to an insurmountable lead on the bike.
Starting the bike Pohl and Frederiksen enjoyed a lead of about 90 seconds on Britain's Chantal Cummings and Belgium's Katrien Verstuyft, with Alexandra Tondeur almost four minutes down.
Once on the bike Frederiksen quickly took control, using the day's fastest bike (2:35:48) to gain more time on the women chasing behind. Into T2 the Dane had a comfortable lead on Verstuyft and Chantal Cummings, who both had a couple more minutes on Tondeur as they started the run.
On the run it was Tondeur who was the big mover - her 1:23:45 split was enough to move her up to second place, but there was no touching Frederiksen, who put together a solid 1:25 run split to easily hold on for the win in 4:31:26, with Tondeur getting to the line almost four minutes down in 4:35:23. Verstuyft rounded out the podium in 4:38:03.
2. Juni 2019, Bad Schönborn (Deutschland)
Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau 2019 | Frauen
1.9 km Swim
90 km Bike
21.1 km Run