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Brits Conquer Ironman 70.3 Dubai

by Ironman Media/featured image by Ironman 70.3 Dubai

Holly Lawrence (GBR) used a race best swim and bike to build up a six minute advantage over the defending champion, Anne Haug (DEU), coming off the bike. Haug headed out on the run at a blistering pace and managed to reduce the gap but was 1:36 short as Lawrence hoisted the finish line banner to take her first win of the 2019 season.

Adam Bowden GBR) led the pro men’s race out of the choppy ocean swim. On the bike, Bowden, Patrik Nilsson (SWE), Sebastien Fraysse, (FRA) Eric Watson (BHR) and Johann Ackermann (DEU) pushed the pace at the front. Ackermann, Fraysse and Bowden came off the bike together, but Bowden forced his way to the front early into the run. No one was able to respond to Bowden’s move, and the Brit ran his way into victory by a 2:39 winning margin.

Top 5 Pro Men

1 Bowden, Adam GBR 3:40:11
2 Nilsson, Patrik SWE 3:42:50
3 Fraysse, Sebastien FRA 3:47:05
4 Ackermann, Johann DEU 3:47:32
5 Azevedo, Filipe POR 3:48:47

Top 5 Pro Women

1 Lawrence, Holly GBR 4:00:04
2 Haug, Anne DEU 4:01:42
3 Lewis, Sarah GBR 4:09:39
4 Corachan Vaquera, Judith ESP 4:14:34
5 Langridge, Fenella GBR 4:16:18

Originally from: http://asia.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2019/02/the-monday-round-up-2.04.aspx#ixzz5ecYlvUPe

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