New Orleans: For the second year in a row the Ironman 70.3 had to alter it’s distance due to windy conditions on the the lake paired with debris on the bike course. After the alteration the event started with a 2 mile run followed by a 52 mile bike and finished with the standard 13.1 mile run.
In the men’s race TJ Tolkason led by nearly 2 minutes going into the run transition.
Tom Lowe, Second through T2
Trevor Wurtele (eventual winner).
In the women’s race Sarah Piampiano would come through with the leaders on the 2 mile run, but would pull away on the bike with the fastest split of the day gaining the lead and never relinquishing.
Heather Wurtele, the eventual second place finisher has a little trouble in T2 and crashes to the ground.
Despite the fall she bounds up with a smile as she transitions into the run..
Mandeville’s Jorge Perrera completes his bike leg in the team race handing it off in the lead to New Orleans’s own Sean Fitzwilliam (of 610 Stomper’s Fame) for the run…
Trevor Wurtele wins the men’s competition, his first major victory in 3:23.51
Second place’s Richie Cunnigham nips Tome Lowe for third.
TJ Tollakson, the earl leader ends up finishing 4th.
Sarah Piampiano for the win in the women’s race 3:43.58
Her first year as a professional!
Despite an earlier fall Wurtele finishes second, all smiles…
Mirinda Carfrae chases down several runners with her famed run speed, but is not able to catch the leaders as she finishes 3rd in 3:47.28.
Sean Fitzwilliam – anchor leg for the winning team relay at Ironman.
Sonja Willis Wieck and Michelle Yost Ford hand in hand for the finish.
Professional men’s results
- Trevor Wurtele – 3:23:51
- Richie Cunningham 3:24:04
- Tom Lowe – 3:24:05
- TJ Tollakson – 3:24:51
- Patrick Evoe – 3:25:43
- Christian Kemp – 3:25:57
- Igor Amorelli – 3:27:02
- Michael Lovato – 3:27:36
- Chris McDonald – 3:28:1
- Zach Ruble – 3:32:26
Professional women’s results
- Sarah Piampiano – 3:43:58
- Heather Wurtele – 3:45:53
- Mirinda Carfrae – 3:47:28
- Amy Marsh – 3:47:48
- Caitlin Snow – 3:48:59
- Magali Tisseyre – 3:50:52
- Jennie Hansen – 3:52:45
- Kristin Andrews – 3:55:26
- Amber Ferreira – 3:57:19
- Annie Gervais – 3:58:36
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