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Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico Won by O’Donnell, Deckers

By on March 20, 2016

SAN JUAN – Tim O’Donnell and Tine Deckers were the 2016 Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico champions. Puerto Ricans Xavier Santana and Edgardo Omar Velez also finished the race.

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Tim O’Donnell (Via Twitter)

The official start took place in the Condado Lagoon, where the athletes swam 1.2 miles and continued toward the transition area at the Sixto Escobar Stadium. From that point began a 56-mile cycling stage that covered the northern part of San Juan, heading west toward Dorado. The pedestrian stage took participants through Old San Juan, including the San Felipe del Morro Fort. The run of 13.1 miles was culminating in the Parque del Tercer Milenio.

This edition featured the participation of 1,500 athletes representing more than 50 countries, including Germany, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, Mexico, Estonia, Spain, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.

Besides O’Donnell, who was also the 2011 and 2012 event champion, this year also saw the return the 2013 and 2014 champion, Andrew Starykowicz (U.S.), the 2015 champion, Sarah Haskins (U.S.), as well as the 2012 World Champion in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Frederik Van Lierde (Belgium). In addition, the finalists of the age categories will compete for 30 spots for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Mooloolaba, Australia, on Sept. 4.

Top 10 Men – Finish
1 3:50:51 3 Tim O’Donnell
2 3:54:21 3:30 7 Leon Griffin
3 3:55:09 4:18 8 Cameron Dye
4 3:56:28 5:37 6 Romain Guillaume
5 3:57:34 6:44 25 Frank Silvestrin Souza
6 3:59:20 8:30 5 Chris Leiferman
7 4:00:42 9:51 20 Thomas Gerlach
8 4:02:02 11:12 21 Steve Mantell
9 4:03:01 12:10 22 Jacob Rhyner
10 4:03:59 13:09 2 Andrew Starykowicz

Women through 6.5 miles:
1 3:35:00 34 Tine Deckers
2 3:36:54 1:55 31 Sarah Haskins
3 3:38:36 3:36 33 Linsey Corbin
4 3:40:58 5:59 49 Jodie Robertson
5 3:46:31 11:32 36 Laurel Wassner
6 3:47:48 12:49 50 Amanda Wendorff
7 3:48:05 13:06 35 Jeanne Collonge
8 3:48:33 13:34 42 Rachel Jastrebsky
9 3:52:18 17:19 39 Danielle Fischer
10 3:58:29 23:30 46 Amelia McCracken

 

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