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