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Great Britain’s Paul Ambrose and the United States’ Caitlin Snow easily earned the victories at Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island triathlon.
Ambrose turned in a 24:44 swim, a 2:09:23 bike and a 1:18:05 run to cruise to the 3:54:29 victory. All three splits were the fastest of the race. Ukraine’s Maxim Kriat earned second, with Mike Caiazzo claiming third.
Finally, I got the win,” beamed Ambrose. “This is my favorite race. The course is beautiful. I felt great out there and I am happy to finally get the win Rhode Island,” said Ambrose. “I’m thrilled.”
Snow also had fast splits across all three disciplines. Her 27:27 swim, 2:41:12 bike and 1:21:23 run gave her the 4:32:50 victory. Canadians Annie Gervais and Miranda Tomenson-Bharadwaj grabbed the other two podium spots.
“This is a local race for me, which was awesome. So many of my friends and family members got to come and cheer for me today,” said Snow. “I loved it.”
Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island – July 8, 2012
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Paul Ambrose (GBR) 3:54:29
2. Maxim Kriat (UKR) 4:05:03
3. Mike Caiazzo (USA) 4:07:14
4. Jozsef Major (HUN) 4:08:53
5. Chris Bagg (USA) 4:11:46
1. Caitlin Snow (USA) 4:32:50
2. Annie Gervais (CAN) 4:40:44
3. Miranda Tomenson-Bharadwaj (CAN) 4:41:00
4. Dede Griesbauer (USA) 4:41:09
5. Nina Kraft (GER) 4:43:04