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The United States’ Ben Collins and Chile’s Barbara Riveros claimed the first 70.3 victories of 2016 in the scenic town of Pucón.
Collins spent the majority of the race out front, turning in a 24:33 swim, a 2:08:13 bike and a 1:20:17 half-marathon to take the victory in 3:59:02. Brazil’s Guilherme Manocchio posted by far the fastest run of the day (1:17:52) to finish in second at 4:03:26. Chile’s own Felipe Barraza rounded out the podium just over a minute later.
Riveros defended her 2015 title thanks to a 28:21 swim, a 2:32:36 bike and a 1:29:55 half-marathon. She crossed the finish line in first at 4:37:02. Last year’s Ironman World Championship runner-up Rachel Joyce (GBR) finished behind Riveros at 4:41:20. Chile’s Valentina Carvallo claimed third at 4:42:39.
2016 Ironman 70.3 Pucón
Pucon, Chile – Jan. 10, 2016
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Ben Collins (USA) 3:59:02
2. Guilherme Monocchio (BRA) 4:03:26
3. Felipe Barraza (CHI) 4:04:47
4. Daniel Fontana (ITA) 4:06:23
5. Igor Amorelli (BRA) 4:06:59
1. Barbara Riverso (CHI) 4:37:02
2. Rachel Joyce (GBR) 4:41:20
3. Valentina Carvallo (CHI) 4:42:39
4. Lauren Brandon (USA) 4:44:20
5. Pamela Tastets (CHI) 4:48:38