Two-time Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee (GBR) showed again that he's capable of excelling at the 70.3 distance.

2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain cycles past Burj Al Arab. Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Participants swim past Burj Al Arab during Ironman 70.3 Dubai. Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee again showed his skills translate to longer distances. Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee again showed his skills translate to longer distances. Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Anne Haug of Germany celebrates her win. Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman)
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
An athlete exits the water. Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Anne Haug of Germany on her way to the win. Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
The male and female podium finishers. Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
The women’s podium: Sarah Lewis (second), Anne Haug (first), and Holly Lawrence (third). Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
The men’s podium: Sven Riederer (second), Alistair Brownlee (first), and Ruedi Wild (third). Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
The men’s podium: Sven Riederer (second), Alistair Brownlee (first), and Ruedi Wild (third). Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 02: <> on February 2, 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman)
Ironman 70.3 Dubai 2018
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 02: <> on February 2, 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman)
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Lawrence falls to the ground after finishing third. Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Great Britain’s Sarah Lewis earns the runner-up spot. Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman
Ironman 70.3 Dubai 2018
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 02: <> on February 2, 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman)
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 02: <> on February 2, 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman)
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee again showed his skills translate to longer distances. Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain waits for the start of Ironman 70.3 Dubai. Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for Ironman
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Alistair Brownlee on the bike. Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for Ironman
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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Ironman 70.3 Dubai 2018
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 02: Alistair Brownlee of Britain reacts after winning Ironman 70.3 Dubai on February 2, 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Anne Haug of Germany celebrates winning Ironman 70.3 Dubai. Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Anne Haug of Germany celebrates her win. Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Holly Lawrence of Great Britain finishes third. Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Great Britain’s Sarah Lewis earns the runner-up spot. Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee (GBR) showed again that he’s capable of excelling at the 70.3 distance with a victory at Friday’s Ironman 70.3 Dubai. Germany’s Anne Haug also had a strong showing, earning the win against a tough field that included former 70.3 world champion Holly Lawrence.

2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Dubai, UAE – Feb. 2, 2018
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run

Men
1. Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 3:35:30
2. Sven Riederer (SUI) 3:42:05
3. Ruedi Wild (SUI) 3:42:42
4. Maurice Clavel (GER) 3:43:38
5. Nicholas Kastelein (AUS) 3:44:19

Women
1. Anne Haug (GER) 4:00:25
2. Sarah Lewis (GBR) 4:05:19
3. Holly Lawrence (GBR) 4:07:36
4. Ellie Salthouse (AUS) 4:11:11
5. Agnieszka Jerzyk (POL) 4:15:16