Greg and Laura Bennett continued their comebacks from injury by capturing respective victories at the Ironman Augusta 70.3 Sunday in Augusta, Georgia.
Laura trailed swim leader Pip Taylor out of the water and then found herself in second place to Magali Tisseyre starting the run, but, like her husband, ran her way to the win, holding off Kelly Williamson for a close, six-second victory over Kelly Williamson, who ran 33 seconds faster than Bennett. Desiree Ficker finished third, Tamara Kozulina was fourth, while Tisseyre hung on to round out the top five.
Ironman 70.3 Augusta
Augusta, Georgia – September 27, 2009
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Greg Bennett (AUS) 3:47:07
2. Chris Legh (AUS) 3:49:27
3. Brian Fleischmann (USA) 3:50:44
4. Viktor Zyemtsev (UKR) 3:51:51
5. Maxim Kriat (USA) 3:53:06
1. Laura Bennett (USA) 4:18:36
2. Kelly Williamson (USA) 4:18:42
3. Desiree Ficker (USA) 4:20:47
4. Tamara Kozulina (UKR) 4:22:36
5. Magali Tisseyre (CAN) 4:23:18
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