Americans Ben Hoffman and Melissa Rollison took the titles at today’s Ironman 70.3 Muncie race in Muncie, Ind.

Americans Ben Hoffman and Melissa Rollison took the titles at today’s Ironman 70.3 Muncie race in Muncie, Ind.

Hoffman’s win came thanks to a field-leading 2:01:11 56-mile bike split. He followed that with a 1:18:31 half marathon for the 3:48:14 victory. Fellow American Mike Caizzo used a 1:16:07 half marathon to run his way from eighth off of the bike to second at the finish line. Great Britain’s Rich Allen turned in a well-rounded day to finish third.

Rollison upset pre-race favorites Kelly Williamson (USA) and Leanda Cave (GBR) by working her way through the field on the bike and the run. She capped her day off with a 1:19:19 half marathon to give her the 4:08:48 win. Williamson finished second, with Cave rounding out the podium in third.

Ironman 70.3 Muncie
Muncie, Ind. – July 9, 2011
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run

Men

1. Ben Hoffman (USA) 3:48:14
2. Mike Caizzo (USA) 3:53:12
3. Rich Allen (GBR) 3:54:18
4. Joe Umpenour (USA) 3:55:12
5. Daniel Bretscher (USA) 3:55:36

Women

1. Melissa Rollison (USA) 4:08:48
2. Kelly Williamson (USA) 4:12:19
3. Leanda Cave (GBR) 4:12:35
4. Margaret Shapiro (USA) 4:18:20
5. Dede Griesbauer (USA) 4:20:55