Aernouts, Simmonds win 2020 Ironman 70.3 Dubai

Bart Aernouts of Belgium and Imogen Simmonds of Switzerland won the 2020 Ironman 70.3 Dubai elite titles with finishing times of 3:33:45 and 3:58:37 respectively.

Aernouts and Simmonds both used the strength of their category best bike splits and second-best run splits to grab the wins.

Aernouts posted the all-time fastest time in Dubai, 1:03 better then the previous record by Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt in 2016. Simmonds also broke the fastest women’s time, beating the 4:00:04 set by Holly lawrence (GBR) in 2019.

Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
February 7, 2020
Swim 1.9 km. / Bike 90 kms. / Run 21 kms.



1. Bart Aernouts (BEL) 3:33:45
2. Pieter Heemeryck (BEL) 3:35:09
3. Adam Bowden (GBR) 3:36:31
4. Magnus Elbaek Ditlev (DEN) 3:37:39
5. Matt Trautman (RSA) 3:39:27


1. Imogen Simmonds (SUI) 3:58:37
2. Danielle Dingman (USA) 4:05:27
3. Pamella Oliveira (BRA) 4:06:32
4. Helen Jenkins (GBR) 4:08:02
5. Leanne Fanoy (NED) 4:10:23

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