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Both New Zealand’s Terenzo Bozzone and Samantha Warriner raced to podium finishes at last week’s Rev3 Quassy Triathlon, but the tired legs didn’t seem to be an issue as the pair walked away with win’s at today’s Ironman 70.3 Eagleman.
The day started with American David Kahn exiting the swim in the lead at a time of 25:43. Behind him were Great Britain’s Philip Graves, Australia’s Richie Cunningham, American Andrew Yoder and Bozzone. Young cyclists Yoder and Graves quickly surged to the front, with Yoder having the edge. Yoder headed onto the run course with a 3:30 lead over Graves. As he always seems to do, Bozzone quietly worked his way towards the front of the pack and started the half marathon in third. The quantity of racing Bozzone has put in at this early point of the season didn’t seem to be an issue as he ran his way to a 1:19:34 half marathon, taking the win at 3:58:17. American James Cotter turned in a steady day to finish second at 3:59:51. A fading Yoder hung on for third at 4:00:38.
Warriner turned in a performance very similar to Julie Dibens’ win yesterday at Ironman 70.3 Boise, leading from start to finish. Warriner led out of the swim with a relatively slow time of 29:53. She quickly got away from her closest pursuer out of the swim, Australia’s Michellie Jones. Canada’s Samantha McGlone looked like she might challenge Warriner on the bike, but never made it to the front. Once on the run, Warriner’s run time of 1:26:17 was more than enough for the win at 4:20:01. McGlone cruised to second in 4:25:22. Jones out kicked American Desiree Ficker for third.
Ironman 70.3 Eagleman
Cambridge, Maryland—June 13, 2010
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:58:17
2. James Cotter (USA) 3:59:51
3. Andrew Yoder (USA) 4:00:38
4. Victor Zyemtsev (UKR) 4:03:15
5. David Kahn (USA) 4:04:50
1. Sam Warriner (NZL) 4:20:01
2. Samantha McGlone (CAN) 4:25:22
3. Michellie Jones (AUS) 4:28:25
4. Desiree Ficker (USA) 4:31:53
5. Natascha Badmann (SUI) 4:38:26