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Sam Long Repeats at Ironman 70.3 St. George, Findlay Tops Field

– Sam Long (USA) sets new course best time of 3:39:17 and Paula Findlay (CAN) earns second win in St. George while both earn first race wins in the IRONMAN Pro Series™ securing 2,500 points each

Stunning St. George and Southwestern Utah played host to the 2024 Intermountain Health IRONMAN® 70.3® North American Championship St. George triathlon today, doubling as the third race of the IRONMAN Pro Series™. The race saw Sam Long (USA) repeat as a winner in St George, setting a new course best with a time of 3:39:17, while Paula Findlay (CAN) pulled away from the women’s field to take the tape in 4:09:27.

“That back-to-back title sounds really good right now I must say,” said Long following his victory. “I realized I could break two hours as I was nearing the top of Snow Canyon, but I got to stay on the gas. My whole goal coming into this race was to execute a great run. So even though I had a lead I was very process oriented and was just loving it out there to be honest.”

 

Sam Long doing Sam Long things…..

“It was good, it was a hard race,” said Findlay on the finish line. “The swim was actually quite comfortable and I really wanted to break away on the bike, so I used the hills to my advantage. What I like best is climbing, so my whole goal for this race was to be brave on the downhills. This course is so so challenging, it’s like climbing a mountain. Great crowd support, loved the course.”

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Top Five Female Professional Results

Place Name (Country) Swim Bike Run Total Time Pro Series Points Event Prize Money
1 Paula Findlay (CAN) 25:58 2:16:41 1:23:25 4:09:27 2,500  $12,000
2 Ellie Salthouse (AUS) 25:57 2:20:56 1:21:41 4:11:56 2,351  $7,000
3 Jackie Hering (USA) 27:35 2:20:15 1:21:22 4:12:50 2,297  $4,250
4 Jeanni Metzler (ZAF) 25:49 2:22:15 1:23:19 4:14:47 2,180  $3,500
5 Kate Curan (GBR) 25:46 2:22:15 1:24:19 4:15:42 2,125  $2,750

Top Five Male Professional Results

Place Name (Country Swim Bike Run Total Time Pro Series Points Event Prize Money
1 Sam Long (USA) 26:03 1:59:57 1:10:46 3:39:17 2,500  $12,000
2 Ben Hamilton (NZL) 24:55 2:05:21 1:13:40 3:46:52 2,045  $7,000
3 Antony Costes (FRA) 23:28 2:05:53 1:16:08 3:48:19 1,958  $4,250
4 Jackson Laundry (CAN) 25:22 2:06:30 1:13:46 3:48:22 1,955  $3,500
5 Nicholas Quenet (ZAF) 22:46 2:06:37 1:16:44 3:48:49 1,928  $2,750
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