Luke Bell and Tyler Stewart win Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens Triathlon

Australian Luke Bell has won Lake Stevens 70.3. After some recent good form with third placings at Kansas 70.3 in June and Memorial Hermann Ironman in May this year Bell went toe to toe with fellow Australian Paul Ambrose for most of the race until managing to edge home on the run just over 0:01:18 quicker.

Kiwi Graham O’Grady is putting in some consistent results however would like them to consistently be 1-3 placings. O’Grady has raced 3 half ironman races in the previous four weeks for a 1st and two 4ths. This is a fair bit of racing and he must be looking forward to getting back in to a solid training routine.

O’Grady and Matt Lileto almost didn’t make the race after some transmission troubles on the road trip to Washington. Luckily they got to Everett and then had plenty of assistance from friends.

The plan for O’Grady was to lead the swim then settle down on the bike. “As it was I lead the swim but only by a handful of seconds. Early in the ride I gave up the lead not by choice but because my legs weren’t doing what my mind wanted them too and for the next 30km’s I was riding like I was on a recovery ride, slipping back to 6th place with the rest of the top 10 not far behind. I then saw Matt (Lieto) on the side of the road with a broken chain, I felt so bad for him that our troubles were still continuing and that I couldn’t do anything to help (was ready to give him my wheel if he had a puncture) I thought I have to muster on and get to the finish no matter what.”

O’Grady found his legs and managed to settle down in to a good rhythm on the bike and get to T2. “I managed to come in off the bike in third place beside Jeff Symonds but a good three minutes down on the leaders. We set off into the 13 mile two loop run. Jeff and I ran side by side for the first 6km until the reality of the pace and what I would potentially be like at the 16km mark (more than likely a bit like the manvans drive shaft and casing) I drifted off and settled into a rhythm that I felt a little more comfortable at.” In the end O’Grady ran into the finish shoot in 4th place was stoked. “I could have easily have pulled the pin during this race as things were so awful at points but I hung tough and showed that some will and stick ability you can change the outcome and be proud of a race.”

Next up for O’Grady is Alcatraz.

Race report in progress…

Full race results on Ironmanlive.com

POS ATHLETE AGE/DIV SWIM BIKE RUN TOTAL
1 Bell, Luke 32/MPRO 0:24:01 2:15:21 1:15:26 3:56:50
2 Ambrose, Paul 27/MPRO 0:24:00 2:15:26 1:16:44 3:57:53
3 Symonds, Jeff 26/MPRO 0:24:47 2:17:27 1:14:09 3:58:29
4 O’Grady, Graham 29/MPRO 0:23:37 2:18:28 1:16:05 4:00:33
5 Kilshaw, Stephen 27/MPRO 0:25:07 2:18:37 1:16:15 4:02:29
6 Duff, James 35/MPRO 0:24:45 2:23:04 1:20:04 4:10:14
7 Anderson, Gavin 33/MPRO 0:23:38 2:20:08 1:24:27 4:10:20
8 Thompson, Nicholas 29/MPRO 0:27:55 2:24:24 1:17:48 4:12:08
9 Shortis, Jason 41/MPRO 0:27:50 2:24:24 1:18:24 4:13:32
10 Ganter, Chris 33/MPRO 0:29:39 2:24:50 1:20:45 4:17:48
11 Thomas, Leroy 39/M35-39 0:31:26 2:24:17 1:21:20 4:19:55
12 Hilton, Robert 38/M35-39 0:32:24 2:23:05 1:22:05 4:20:27
13 Killam, Nathan 25/MPRO 0:27:49 2:26:12 1:24:58 4:21:23
14 Bosse, Ynuk 34/MPRO 0:28:28 2:33:13 1:17:32 4:22:10
15 Marvin, Gerry 28/M25-29 0:28:07 2:26:33 1:24:53 4:22:19
16 Alleckson, Aleck 38/M35-39 0:28:15 2:26:01 1:25:11 4:22:21
17 Sandquist, Jason 42/M40-44 0:30:13 2:28:00 1:21:58 4:23:35
18 Zastrow, Adam 33/M30-34 0:27:00 2:30:41 1:23:47 4:24:26
19 Reeb, Donald 37/M35-39 0:35:44 2:19:16 1:27:21 4:24:29
20 Knox, Allister 38/M35-39 0:30:35 2:29:40 1:22:31 4:25:51
21 Stallard, Shanon 31/MPRO 0:28:28 2:30:13 1:25:03 4:26:03
22 Evans, Tom 43/MPRO 0:24:04 2:28:18 1:32:01 4:27:00
23 Jenniges, Aaron 32/M30-34 0:29:55 2:28:27 1:25:16 4:27:09
24 Dean, Craig 37/M35-39 0:32:02 2:27:13 1:25:04 4:27:10
25 Scheidies, Aaron 29/PC 0:29:47 2:23:21 1:30:51 4:27:27
26 Eldridge, Grant 21/M18-24 0:31:55 2:34:50 1:18:29 4:27:35
27 Meehan, Dan 26/M25-29 0:30:39 2:24:18 1:30:34 4:28:06
28 Matheson, David 40/M40-44 0:29:15 2:31:28 1:24:58 4:28:35
29 Smith, Jason 32/M30-34 0:27:11 2:30:43 1:30:25 4:30:52
30 Folske, Grant 34/M30-34 0:30:49 2:32:08 1:25:28 4:31:05
31 Dudley, Taylor 41/M40-44 0:30:42 2:31:22 1:26:14 4:31:15
32 Bronson, Blair 23/M18-24 0:31:24 2:30:04 1:26:50 4:31:16
33 L’Heureux, Geoff 30/M30-34 0:28:47 2:34:26 1:25:43 4:32:06
34 Blanco, Richard 43/M40-44 0:29:24 2:27:52 1:31:25 4:32:17
35 Barakat, Jake 33/M30-34 0:33:38 2:31:53 1:24:19 4:33:10
36 Nowak, Doug 33/M30-34 0:33:59 2:28:43 1:26:43 4:33:50
37 Vanderhyde, Michael 43/M40-44 0:31:14 2:32:52 1:27:54 4:35:02
38 Cyr, Brent 38/M35-39 0:33:18 2:30:46 1:28:14 4:35:50
39 Garza, Joel 25/M25-29 0:35:40 2:29:35 1:26:29 4:36:36
40 Inch, Matt 23/M18-24 0:27:10 2:33:23 1:33:30 4:37:13
41 Cassiday, Patrick 45/M45-49 0:31:33 2:33:02 1:27:33 4:37:46
42 Sparks, Michael 43/M40-44 0:35:52 2:28:03 1:29:31 4:38:17
43 Torluemke, Keith 27/M25-29 0:31:45 2:42:36 1:20:57 4:38:18
44 Nichol, Mike 47/M45-49 0:30:04 2:28:38 1:35:53 4:38:23
45 Owen, Michael 31/M30-34 0:32:53 2:32:22 1:30:09 4:38:39
46 Opunui, Landon 26/M25-29 0:30:50 2:34:33 1:30:26 4:39:10
47 Senturia, Ethan 25/M25-29 0:30:52 2:35:16 1:30:05 4:39:47
48 Gramann, Lance 38/M35-39 0:31:35 2:33:21 1:32:02 4:40:13
49 Titland, Colby 39/M35-39 0:36:32 2:35:15 1:23:46 4:40:25
50 Webb, Mark 35/M35-39 0:32:42 2:34:06 1:30:57 4:40:43
51 Clarke, Chris 37/M35-39 0:33:12 2:43:13 1:21:24 4:40:53
52 Endsley, Shaun 44/M40-44 0:34:27 2:33:05 1:29:57 4:40:54
53 Oconnell, John 46/M45-49 0:31:50 2:33:28 1:32:54 4:41:54
54 Allen, Chris 47/M45-49 0:29:49 2:36:37 1:32:01 4:42:50
55 Anderson, Don 39/M35-39 0:33:10 2:31:11 1:36:19 4:43:50
56 Nygaard, Jay 32/M30-34 0:29:50 2:39:02 1:31:24 4:43:52
57 Sullivan, Kevin 49/M45-49 0:34:25 2:32:35 1:33:08 4:44:04
58 Guillen, Brian 36/M35-39 0:32:10 2:37:32 1:31:12 4:44:31
59 Hamerlinck, Hugo 34/M30-34 0:33:20 2:36:18 1:31:48 4:44:37
60 O’Brien, James 46/M45-49 0:34:02 2:35:29 1:30:51 4:44:47
61 Keenan, Mike 46/M45-49 0:29:49 2:33:12 1:37:56 4:45:12
62 Watts, Donovan 35/M35-39 0:32:37 2:43:02 1:26:02 4:45:15
63 Clarke, Adam 28/M25-29 0:31:30 2:34:26 1:35:59 4:45:39
64 Zuk, Tim 44/M40-44 0:33:00 2:37:20 1:31:42 4:45:45
65 Robbins, David 38/M35-39 0:31:21 2:42:19 1:28:51 4:45:46
66 Kurian, Jason 36/M35-39 0:33:16 2:34:02 1:34:19 4:46:13
67 Probst, Greg 45/M45-49 0:36:21 2:34:59 1:31:21 4:46:27
68 Reynen, Paul 51/M50-54 0:32:28 2:34:27 1:36:20 4:47:20
69 Matteo, Vincent 44/M40-44 0:32:54 2:37:19 1:33:24 4:47:25
70 Moreno, Sergio 33/M30-34 0:32:18 2:42:07 1:29:57 4:48:10
71 Hanson, Perry 26/M25-29 0:31:07 2:36:42 1:37:18 4:48:16
72 Ursino, Rocky 42/M40-44 0:34:15 2:42:18 1:28:10 4:49:15
73 Zimmerman, Rick 43/M40-44 0:32:01 2:40:14 1:33:23 4:49:26
74 Cappel, Curtis 29/M25-29 0:28:40 2:41:26 1:34:33 4:49:31
75 Maskiewicz, Phillip 33/M30-34 0:30:27 2:39:58 1:35:07 4:49:43
76 Winters, Bruce 41/M40-44 0:32:04 2:36:26 1:37:44 4:49:48
77 Blue, Michael 51/M50-54 0:37:42 2:32:15 1:37:04 4:50:32
78 McDonald, William 49/M45-49 0:33:18 2:30:05 1:41:33 4:51:09
79 Fitchitt, Joshua 38/M35-39 0:37:07 2:39:29 1:30:35 4:51:18
80 Cook, David 38/M35-39 0:35:45 2:39:29 1:31:47 4:51:28
81 Riddle, Paul 33/M30-34 0:30:22 2:40:56 1:35:48 4:51:47
82 Gerschwiler, Lorenz 35/M35-39 0:33:17 2:31:24 1:42:11 4:51:49
83 Addison, Steve 32/M30-34 0:38:33 2:40:09 1:30:04 4:52:22
84 Lewington, Timothy 41/M40-44 0:35:35 2:36:14 1:37:44 4:52:30
85 Burke, Shawn 37/M35-39 0:31:19 2:40:46 1:36:26 4:52:34
86 Muniz, Brian 23/M18-24 0:37:01 2:39:25 1:32:56 4:52:49
87 Kroese, ark 50/M50-54 0:32:18 2:38:11 1:38:35 4:53:06
88 Stebner, Terry 43/M40-44 0:34:38 2:42:09 1:32:47

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.