Clayton Fettell wins 2012 Ironman 70.3 Mooseman

Clayton Fettell wins 2012 Ironman 70.3 Mooseman
Clayton Fettell winning Port Macquarie 70.3 in 2011

Clayton Fettell bought his trademark racing to New Hampshire which involves dominating on the swim, putting in a blistering bike, and seeing if he can hold on in the run. He swam 23:05 with defending Ironman 70.3 Mooseman champion, Ukraine’s Max Kriat 2:22 back and the rest of the chasers a further 2:30 back.

Fettell then rode the best bike of the day posting a 2:18:33 “4:30 ahead of the next fastest rider. His tactics payed off today, with a 9:48 lead over second placed Bordine, it was unlikely that he was ever going to be caught on the run. In fact Fettel was able to extend his lead on the run to put in a dominating wire to wire performance eventually finishing 13:18 ahead, posting a 4:00:10. Kriat was able to get up into second and Canadian Bordine held on to claim third.

Professional men’s results

1 4:00:10 Clayton Fettell AUS
2 4:13:27 Maxim Kriat USA
3 4:17:00 Karl Bordine USA
4 4:17:20 Elliot Holtham CAN
5 4:18:21 Erick Anderson USA
6 4:20:13 Timothy Tapply USA
7 4:25:12 Ryan Grant CAN
8 4:31:32 Ryan Kelly USA
9 4:33:28 Dave Harju CAN
10 4:33:39 Martin Lamontag CAN

In the womens race American Mary Beth Ellis led out of the swim, and just held onto the lead through the bike, however Tisseyre had narrowed the gap dramatically with the fastest bike split on the day. Tisseyere made short work of passing Ellis in the run, and then the only real battle of the day was for third. Paterson was able to claim that spot. Professional women’s results

1 4:32:40 Magali Tisseyre CAN

2 4:35:11 Mary Beth Ellis USA

3 4:39:10 Lesley Paterson GBR

4 4:42:52 Amber Ferreira USA

5 4:47:28 Jessie Donavan USA

6 4:49:48 Annie Gervais CAN

7 4:51:09 Jennie Hansen USA

8 4:56:06 Miranda Tomenson CAN

9 4:58:17 Erin Spitler USA

10 5:01:56 Marie Danais CAN