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Australian Joe Gambles carried his momentum from a victory at the Vineman Ironman 70.3 on July 19 to easily win the Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens and post the only time under four hours at 3:56:36. American Becky Lavelle beat out a tough women’s field by narrowly winning over fellow American Heather Wurtele and posting a time of 4:29:24.
Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens
Lake Stevens, Wash. – August 16, 2009
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Joe Gambles (AUS) 3:56:36
2. Jeffrey Symonds (CAN) 4:03:46
3. Justin Park (USA) 4:07:26
4. Eric Limkemann (USA) 4:09:48
5. James Hadley (USA) 4:11:41
1. Becky Lavelle (USA) 4:28:16
2. Heather Wurtele (USA) 4:29:24
3. Michellie Jones (AUS) 4:31:07
4. Melanie McQuaid (CAN) 4:36:19
5. Samantha Warriner (NZL) 4:39:23