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He may not be a professional, but the United States’ Drew Scott will no doubt be on the radar of all professional athletes when he makes a start at a triathlon. Scott, who is the son of six-time Ironman world champion Dave Scott, outpaced the entire pro field at Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs triathlon in Texas.
He swam a 23:48, biked a 2:11:11 and ran a 1:24:09 to take the 4:01:13 time and the top spot in his age group. American Michael Lovato, who is also a good friend of Scott’s, earned the professional title and top prize spot with a time only two seconds slower. American Joe Umphenour was the second professional across the line. The United States’ Robert Wade took the final pro podium spot.
In the women’s race American Amanda Stevens dominated the swim and carried her lead to the finish line, winning in 4:26:08. Jessica Jacobs (USA) was second, with Jessica Meyers rounding out the pro podium.
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Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs
Lubbock, Texas – June 24, 2012
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Drew Scott (USA) 4:01:13*
2. Michael Lovato (USA) 4:01:15
3. Joe Umphenour (USA) 4:01:42
4. Robert Wade (USA) 4:05:38
5. Marcus Fernndes (USA) 4:08:06
1. Amanda Stevens (USA) 4:26:08
2. Jessica Jacobs (USA) 4:28:47
3. Allison Linnell (USA) 4:36:04*
4. Jessica Meyers (USA) 4:36:27
5. Amanda Lovato (USA) 4:38:35
* Amateur Athlete