Jan Frodeno and Anne Haug battled impressive professional fields to complete the German sweep and win the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside triathlon.

2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
The pro men kick off the action as the sun rises over Oceanside Harbor. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Two-time Ironman world champion Jan Frodeno was first out of the water in 22:20. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Two-time Olympian Sarah True was the first woman out of the water in 23:59. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
2016 Ironman 70.3 world champion Holly Lawrence came out of the water in second in 24:03. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Lawrence went straight to work on the bike, opening up a more than two-minute gap over True pretty quickly. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
2016 Ironman 70.3 world champion Tim Reed was in the mix from the beginning.
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Lawrence rides through a tunnel on the bike course. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Frodeno at the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside triathlon. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Germany’s Anne Haug got herself into second spot behind Lawrence. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Eric Lagerstrom was thrilled with his 70.3 debut, Tweeting: “Mega stoked on 4th at #im703oceanside for my 70.3 debut!!Three legends in front of me, thoroughly enjoyed that. #triathlon”
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Sanders was seventh out of the water at about 2 minutes back. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Former pro cyclist Andrew Talansky is trying his hand at triathlon. He finished 19th on Saturday.
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Frodeno outbiked Sanders, finishing the 56-mile leg in 2:08:21. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
American Heather Jackson used to call this her home course. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Lawrence won this race in 2017. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Frodeno marches his way through the fast 70.3 Oceanside run course. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Lawrence started the run in the lead but was eventually taken over by Anne Haug. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Haug crushed the competition on the run, posting a 1:16:23 half-marathon. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Haug ultimately won by over four minutes. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Jackson had a solid day, but it was only good enough for fourth against this tough field. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
True jumped up to the 70.3 distance after the 2016 Rio Olympics. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Frodeno at the 70.3 Oceanside triathlon. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Haug turns in a blistering pace as she runs along the Pacific Ocean.
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Frodeno finishes up the second lap of the run course. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
The two-lap run course takes athletes from beach level to street level. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
After a disappointing performance in 2017, Frodeno is back on top in Oceanside and this time with a 3:45:05 course record.
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Frodeno strikes his signature finish line pose. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Sanders has to settle for second. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Reed earns the final podium spot. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
The champagne celebration is a new-ish part of 70.3 racing. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Haug takes the victory in 4:12:03. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Big efforts for a bike victory. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
“What an incredible place to kick off my move into @IRONMANtri! Thank you #ironman703oceanside for a great event and to all the incredible fans out on course. Also thanks to my competitors for being so welcoming, made it a fun day,” Andrew Talansky Tweeted after finishing 19th. Photo: Oliver Baker
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Lawrence, Haug, and True celebrate! Photo: Oliver Baker

Jan Frodeno and Anne Haug battled impressive professional fields to complete the German sweep and win the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside triathlon. Frodeno gave a dominating performance, breaking his own 2015 course record (3:47:08), with a time of 3:45:05, while fellow compatriot Haug laid down her own masterful performance in the women’s race winning by over four minutes with a time of 4:12:03.

Frodeno crossed the finish with a three-minute advantage over 2016 and 2017 champion Lionel Sanders (CAN), who finished second with a time of 3:48:58. Tim Reed (AUS) rounded out the men’s podium in third with a time of 3:53:08.

Haug closed the gap during the run portion en route to a successful season-opening performance, racing away from the 2016 champion Holly Lawrence (GBR) who came in second (4:16:26), and Sarah True (USA) who finished third (4:21:53).

2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Oceanside, Calif. – April 7, 2018
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run

Men
1. Jan Frodeno (GER) 3:45:05
2. Lionel Sanders (CAN) 3:48:58
3. Tim Reed (AUS) 3:53:08
4. Eric Lagerstrom (USA) 3:54:11
5. Rodolphe Von Berg (USA) 3:56:48

Women
1. Anne Haug (GER) 4:12:03
2. Holly Lawrence (GBR) 4:16:26
3. Sarah True (USA) 4:21:53
4. Heather Jackson (USA) 4:23:53
5. Jeanni Seymour (RSA) 4:28:25

Complete results