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
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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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
Participants swim past Burj Al Arab during Ironman 70.3 Dubai. 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
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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
Alistair Brownlee on the bike. Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for Ironman
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
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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
Anne Haug of Germany on her way to the win. 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
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
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
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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
Anne Haug of Germany celebrates her win. Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman)
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
Great Britain’s Sarah Lewis earns the runner-up spot. Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images for Ironman
2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai
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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
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
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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