OCEANSIDE, Calif. — With many of triathlon’s best on hand, Boulder’s Taylor Knibb (USA) provided a dominate performance in the women’s professional race at this year’s IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside. Knibb secured her victory in a time of 4 hours 6 minutes 32 seconds. Brazil’s Luisa Baptista finished second in 4:08:45, while Britain’s Holly Lawrence rounded out third in 4:09:17.
The men’s race came down to the final half mile of the run where Jackson Laundry of Canada moved into first to take the win in 3:45:00. A half minute later, Lionel Sanders of Canada and Boulder’s Rudy von Berg — a former University of Colorado triathlon standout — stopped the clock in 3:45:33 with Sanders edging out von Berg in the photo finish.
The race was featured live on Outside TV — the first in a series of 11 IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon events from across globe to broadcast exclusively on the platform.
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Top five professional women’s results:
|1. Taylor Knibb||USA||00:23:22||02:20:17||01:17:48||04:06:32|
|2. Luisa Baptista||BRA||00:23:38||02:23:38||01:17:01||04:08:45|
|3. Holly Lawrence||GBR||00:23:27||02:23:50||01:17:39||04:09:17|
|4. Ashleigh Gentle||AUS||00:24:02||02:27:20||01:16:36||04:12:21|
|5. Jackie Hering||USA||00:25:48||02:23:58||01:18:59||04:13:46|
Top five professional men’s results:
|1. Jackson Laundry||CAN||00:22:53||02:07:53||01:10:10||03:45:00|
|2. Lionel Sanders||CAN||00:24:26||02:08:09||01:08:29||03:45:33|
|3. Rudy von Berg||USA||00:22:35||02:08:05||01:10:54||03:45:33|
|4. Alistair Brownlee||GBR||00:22:32||02:08:03||01:11:04||03:45:55|
|5. Ben Kanute||USA||00:22:28||02:08:11||01:11:58||03:46:32|