Jackson Laundry And Taylor Knibb Claim Victories At Ironman 70.3 Oceanside

A thrilling finish in the Men's field at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside which saw a photo finish for 2nd and 3rd.

Jackson Laundry And Taylor Knibb Claim Victories At Ironman 70.3 Oceanside

Oceanside, California and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton once again played host to IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside triathlon on Saturday, April 2 kicking off the 2022 North American IRONMAN 70.3 schedule.

Competitors ranged in age from 18-80 years old. The event led athletes along a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run throughout Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and the city of Oceanside. The competition began with a beach start that saw athletes swim around and exit in Oceanside Harbor before they embarked on the single-loop bike course that ventured through the rolling hills of Camp Pendleton and San Onofre Bluffs State Park. The flat and fast two-loop run course took athletes along the scenic southern California coast before an exciting finish on two iconic Oceanside landmarks including the Strand and the Oceanside Pier.

With many of triathlon’s best on hand, the event saw Jackson Laundry (CAN) overtake the field in the final half mile to win the overall race finishing with a time of 3:45:00, while Taylor Knibb (USA) provided a dominate performance in the women’s professional race finishing with a time of 4:06:32, securing her first IRONMAN 70.3 victory.

In a thrilling photo finish for second place, Lionel Sanders (CAN) edged out Rudy von Berg (USA) for second spot on the podium finishing less than a second behind each other with a time of 3:45:33 and 3:45:33, respectively. In the professional women’s race, Luisa Baptista (BRA) took second in 4:08:45, while Holly Lawrence (GBR) finished in third with a time of 4:09:17

Top five professional men’s results

1. Jackson LaundryCAN00:22:5302:07:5301:10:1003:45:00
2. Lionel SandersCAN00:24:2602:08:0901:08:2903:45:33
3. Rudy von BergUSA00:22:3502:08:0501:10:5403:45:33
4. Alistair BrownleeGBR00:22:3202:08:0301:11:0403:45:55
5. Ben Kanute USA 00:22:2802:08:1101:11:5803:46:32

Top five professional women’s results

1. Taylor KnibbUSA00:23:2202:20:1701:17:4804:06:32
2. Luisa BaptistaBRA00:23:3802:23:3801:17:0104:08:45
3. Holly LawrenceGBR00:23:2702:23:5001:17:3904:09:17
4. Ashleigh GentleAUS00:24:0202:27:2001:16:3604:12:21
5. Jackie HeringUSA 00:25:4802:23:5801:18:5904:13:46