Lionel Sanders and Paula Findlay earned the statement-making wins.

2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Kessler at the Ironman 70.3 North American Championships in St. George. Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto
2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto

It was a big day for Canada as Lionel Sanders and Paula Findlay earned the wins against tough competition at the Iroman 70.3 North American Championships in St. George, Utah. For Sanders, it was a return to the top of the St. George podium after he finished second to Alistair Brownlee in 2017. For Findlay—a former top ITU pro—it was a statement-making win against a top field. Read the recap here.

2018 Ironman 70.3 North American Championships St. George
St. George, Utah – May 5, 2018
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile swim, 13.1-mile run

Men
1. Lionel Sanders (CAN) 3:41:11
2. Sebastian Kienle (GER) 3:42:38
3. Michael Weiss (AUT) 3:43:14
4. Sam Appleton (AUS) 3:46:51
5. Tim Reed (AUS) 3:50:25

Women
1. Paula Findlay (CAN) 4:15:53
2. Jeannie Seymour (RSA) 4:17:19
3. Sarah True (USA) 4:17:46
4. Alicia Kaye (USA) 4:19:19
5. Meredith Kessler (USA) 4:21:32