Christe Sym wins again at Ironman 70.3 Cancun

Christie-Sym-Triathlete-CancunAfter struggling to win for so long it seems Christie Sym has now found the winning habit with a dominant performance at Ironman 70.3 Cancun. Although there was only a small woman’s professional field Sym was backing up from the 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas last weekend which was raced in very hot and tough conditions, and can be very pleased with her performance. “The conditions were tough as expected and were made tougher after backing up after the Ironman 70.3 world champs in Las Vegas last weekend!”.

Christie said that Heather Gollinick finished in 2nd place at Cancun today but the official results aren’t showing that at this stage.

Christie-Sym-Triathlete-Cancun-Tim-ReedIn the men’s race Tim Reed from Lord Howe Island claimed third place behind Andi Boecherer of Germany and Italy’s Daniel Fontana.

After two weeks of very cold weather in Boulder, Reed said the heat really hit him in the race. His 1:27 run was uncharacteristically slower than he usually runs. “I was lucky to hold on to third after an implosion on the run. I just over heated and survived from aid station to aid station”.

Kiwi Bryan Rhodes finished 9th overall after being issued a 4min penalty.

According to reports James Hadley had a crash on the bike but still managed to hold on to 7th.

Full race details on Ironman.com

POS ATHLETE AGE/DIV SWIM BIKE RUN TOTAL
1 SYM, CHRISTIE 27/FPRO 0:29:23 2:28:49 1:38:00 4:40:31
2 RAMIREZ, MELODY 29/FPRO 0:29:27 2:42:49 1:34:13 4:51:22
3 STAMPFLI, CARLA 27/FPRO 0:27:34 2:43:13 1:37:22 4:52:36
4 ANDRADE, MARIANA 24/FPRO 0:31:27 2:32:48 1:44:34 4:54:00
5 GUERRERO, ANA PAULA 31/Female 30-34 Q 0:32:58 2:34:24 1:44:25 4:57:06
6 LOPEZ, MARIA 24/Female 18-24 O 0:32:55 2:38:57 1:43:27 5:00:23
7 BORBA, ANA LIDIA 27/FPRO 0:29:49 2:42:21 1:46:43 5:03:36
8 GRANDMAISON, KARINE 33/Female 30-34 Q 0:33:38 2:40:39 1:45:48 5:06:07
9 RODRIGUEZ ZAPATA, FABIOLA 20/Female 18-24 O 0:28:28 2:40:46 5:06:19 5:06:19
10 ALVAREZ ELIZALDE, PALMIRA 29/Female 25-29 P 0:35:05 2:39:29 1:50:56 5:11:05
POS ATHLETE AGE/DIV SWIM BIKE RUN TOTAL
1 BOECHERER, ANDI 28/MPRO 0:25:02 2:07:44 1:18:34 3:55:19
2 FONTANA, DANIEL 35/MPRO 0:24:59 2:13:51 1:19:25 4:02:05
3 REED, TIMOTHY 26/MPRO 0:25:17 2:08:00 1:27:30 4:04:23
4 CSOKE, BALAZS 28/MPRO 0:25:11 2:08:00 1:28:06 4:05:05
5 CASTILLO LATORRE, ANDRES 28/MPRO 0:25:04 2:08:03 1:28:42 4:05:37
6 PASSUELLO, DOMENICO 33/MPRO 0:28:14 2:10:07 1:23:36 4:06:12
7 HADLEY, JAMES 31/MPRO 0:25:05 2:08:57 1:28:30 4:06:34
8 RISTI, IVAN 31/MPRO 0:24:47 2:20:44 4:11:22 4:11:22
9 RHODES, BRYAN 38/MPRO 0:24:46 2:14:57 1:31:36 4:15:15
10 ACEVEDO, RODRIGO 25/MPRO 0:29:59 2:17:21 1:26:36 4:17:34

 

 

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.