Australians 1-2-3-5-6-8 at Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens Triathlon in Washington

Australians again showed that they are amongst the best long distance triathletes in the world with 6 men in the top ten at Washington in the weekend.

Joe Gambles had a 2nd recently at the Wildflower half ironman and a 1st at the Coles Bay triathlon. Paul Ambrose has had a great season in the USA so far and seems to have plenty left in the tank.

Click here for race report on Trizone by Joe Gambles and Paul Ambrose

 

 

By Roger Hospedales – (Click here for full article)

 

Brian Fleischmann of Colorado Springs, led the swim (25:14), but lost ground to Luke Bell, who took the lead thanks to a 2:13:43 bike split, which seemed to put him in good shape to take his second title here (he last won in 2008). Boulder’s Joe Gambles, after a less than stellar swim, stayed close and came off the bike in second position, posting a bike split just three seconds slower than Bell’s mark. Onto the run, Gambles ran an unmatched 1:14:57 half marathon to overtake Bell (who ran 1:18:18 to finish third) to take the win and defend his title in 3:57:47, 80 seconds ahead of Australia’s Paul Ambrose, who wrestled second from Bell.

 

Full Results on Ironman.com

   ATHLETE AGE/DIV SWIM BIKE RUN TOTAL
1 Gambles, Joe 28/M PRO 0:27:15 2:13:46 1:14:57 3:57:47
2 Ambrose, Paul 26/M PRO 0:26:00 2:15:00 1:16:20 3:59:07
3 Bell, Luke 31/M PRO 0:25:53 2:13:43 1:18:18 3:59:53
4 Cotter, James 28/M PRO 0:25:55 2:15:05 1:17:54 4:00:55
5 McKenzie, Luke 29/M PRO 0:25:55 2:15:04 1:18:36 4:01:32
6 Francis, Jemani 26/M PRO 0:25:51 2:15:14 1:20:21 4:03:11
7 Nelson, Kirk 30/M PRO 0:28:40 2:16:29 1:16:13 4:03:20
8 Crawford, Guy 31/M PRO 0:25:54 2:15:13 1:22:55 4:05:46
9 Lieto, Matt 32/M PRO 0:25:57 2:16:05 1:21:41 4:06:11
10 Bagg, Christopher 31/M PRO 0:28:49 2:16:25 1:19:46 4:06:59
11 Palmer, Devon 23/M PRO 0:26:01 2:14:53 1:26:17 4:09:22
12 Barnett, Damon 23/M PRO 0:28:41 2:16:28 1:23:12 4:10:18
13 Thompson, Nicholas 28/M PRO 0:28:44 2:23:40 1:17:15 4:11:44
14 Fleischmann, Brian 32/M PRO 0:25:14 2:15:43 1:31:56 4:14:59
15 Hadway, Josh 23/M 20-24 0:29:29 2:25:50 1:17:55 4:15:42
16 Shortis, Jason 40/M PRO 0:28:46 2:26:18 1:18:49 4:16:29
17 Waninger, Nick 26/M PRO 0:28:37 2:29:52 1:18:27 4:18:41
18 Sheeks, Matthew 27/M PRO 0:34:50 2:25:29 1:17:18 4:20:09
19 Finanger, Lars 30/M PRO 0:27:32 2:23:26 1:28:29 4:21:40
20 Shryock, Matt 99/M PRO 0:31:38 2:27:21 1:22:10 4:23:59
21 Santos, Luis Diogo 35/M 35-39 0:28:56 2:28:09 1:26:11 4:25:55
22 Gordon, Michael 32/M PRO 0:32:34 2:28:00 1:22:46 4:26:00
23 Pellegrino, Joseph 31/M 30-34 0:32:08 2:33:04 1:17:13 4:26:39
24 Duff, James 34/M 30-34 0:27:04 2:25:51 1:31:14 4:26:44
25 McQuaid, Melanie 37/F PRO 0:29:19 2:29:51 1:25:59 4:27:16
26 Stewart, Tyler 32/F PRO 0:31:40 2:28:45 1:24:35 4:27:36
27 Lopez, Thomas 25/M 25-29 0:27:27 2:28:30 1:29:58 4:28:28
28 Warriner, Samantha 39/F PRO 0:29:20 2:31:58 1:25:39 4:29:09
29 Shiflett, Bryan 38/M 35-39 0:29:32 2:32:10 1:25:06 4:30:10
30 McGlone, Sam 31/F PRO 0:29:24 2:35:53 1:25:19 4:32:41
31 Dougherty, Patrick 31/M 30-34 0:27:07 2:34:10 1:28:32 4:33:12
32 Stevens, Amanda 33/F PRO 0:25:56 2:35:56 1:29:17 4:33:13
33 Meng, Graham 24/M 20-24 0:27:26 2:29:17 1:33:59 4:33:22
34 Bartholomy, Jake 37/M 35-39 0:32:10 2:35:12 1:23:29 4:33:36
35 Ramirez, Juan Carlos 36/M PRO 0:36:38 2:33:49 1:20:44 4:33:50
36 Scheidies, Aaron 28/M PARA 0:27:47 2:29:07 1:34:45 4:34:32
Karl Hayes

Head of Rest and Recovery

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.