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Germany’s Faris Al-Sultan and the Czech Republic’s Lucie Zelenkova earned the victories at today’s Ironman 70.3 Sri Lanka race.
Al-Sultan, who is known for his biking prowess, earned the 3:51:39 victory by posting the fastest half-marathon split of the day (1:18:33). New Zealand’s Bryan Rhodes posted the fastest swim and bike splits to earn second. Italy’s Alessandro Degasperi finished third.
Zelenkova turned in a well-rounded effort across the swim, bike and run to win in 4:30:17. Germany’s Katja Rabe finished second, with Australia’s Christie Sym rounding out the podium in third.
Ironman 70.3 Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka – Feb. 19, 2012
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Faris Al-Sultan (GER) 3:51:39
2. Bryan Rhodes (NZL) 3:59:14
3. Alessandro Degasperi (ITA) 4:00:54
4. Frederik Croneborg (SWE) 4:04:27
5. AJ Anderson* (THA) 4:10:31
1. Lucie Zelenkova (CZE) 4:30:17
2. Katja Rabe (GER) 4:34:13
3. Christie Sym (AUS) 4:36:38
4. Claire Horner (RSA) 4:37:34
5. Dana Wagner (GER) 4:42:02