Boris Stein, Cait Snow Victorious At Ironman France
Germany's Boris Stein and the United States' Caitlin Snow earned the wins on the legendary Ironman France course in Nice on Sunday.
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Germany’s Boris Stein and the United States’ Caitlin Snow earned the wins on the legendary Ironman France course in Nice on Sunday.
Stein—who put together a 56:58 swim, a 4:41:18 bike and a 2:44:20 marathon—earned the 8:27:32 victory thanks to his ability to catch France’s Romain Guillaume (who had an 8:30 lead to start the run) and hold off a fast-running Victor Del Corral (who posted a 2:42:04 marathon). Del Corral finished second thanks to that stellar run split, with Guillaume holding on for third.
Like Stein, Snow earned her victory by putting herself in solid position off of the bike and then turning in a solid marathon. Her splits of a 57:43 swim, a 5:21:59 bike and a 2:58:26 run gave her the win in 9:24:50. Fellow American Lisa Roberts turned in the fastest run split of the day (2:54:45) to finish a close second at 9:26:00. It was a larger gap to third-place finisher Emma Pooley (GBR), who crossed the finish line at 9:43:48.
Nice, France – June 28, 2015
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile marathon
1. Boris Stein (GER) 8:27:32
2. Victor Del Corral (ESP) 8:30:00
3. Romain Guillaume (FRA) 8:34:44
4. Timothy Van Houtem (BEL) 8:44:48
5. Sylvain Sudrie (FRA) 8:48:02
1. Caitlin Snow (USA) 9:24:50
2. Lisa Roberts (USA) 9:26:00
3. Emma Pooley (GBR) 9:43:48
4. Stephanie Reymond (FRA) 10:01:21
5. Anna Rovira Garrido (ESP) 10:21:44
*Results include professionals only.