Canadian Taylor Reid put together a 25:14 swim, a 2:02:11 bike and a 1:18:18 half-marathon to claim the victory in 3:49:50. American Andy Potts suffered an unfortunate crash coming into T2, losing significant time before the half-marathon. He rallied with a 1:19:19 run to earn second place in 3:51:22. American Rio Olympian Ben Kanute showed promise at the 70.3 distance, rounding out the podium in 3:51:32.
American Alicia Kaye was the top finisher for the women, dominating from start to finish with a 25:33 swim, a 2:17:57 bike and a 1:30:04 half-marathon to take the victory in 4:18:04. Though Kaye led from start to finish, Canadian Stephanie Roy got close by the end of the race thanks to an impressive 1:22:59 run—putting her across the line just 29 seconds after Kaye. Denmark’s Helle Frederiksen, who has won this race twice, rounded out the podium in third.
2017 Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico – March 19, 2017
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Taylor Reid (CAN) 3:49:50
2. Andy Potts (USA) 3:51:22
3. Ben Kanute (USA) 3:51:32
4. Stephen Kilshaw (CAN) 3:53:21
5. Raul Tejada (GTM) 3:54:07
1. Alicia Kaye (USA) 4:18:04
2. Stephanie Roy (CAN) 4:18:33
3. Helle Frederiksen (DEN) 4:19:30
4. Lesley Smith (USA) 4:23:28
5. Skye Moench (USA) 4:27:53