The coastal town of Cambridge provided a stunning backdrop for athletes from around the world today at Sunday’s Ironman Maryland triathlon. Todd Burns (Arlington, Va.) and Maggie Walsh (Littleton, Col.) prevailed taking the top honors with finish times of 8:48:16 and 9:27:52, respectively.
The race welcomed over 1,400 athletes representing 30 countries and 48 states. The swim took place in the Choptank River, while the two-loop bike course wound through Dorchester County and into Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The three-loop run course was flat and fast, and took athletes through downtown Cambridge with an energetic finish at the historic Long Wharf. The event offered 40 age-group qualifying slots to the 2019 Ironman World Championship, taking place on October 12 in Kona, Hawaii.