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New Zealand’s Mark Bowstead and the United States’ Jackie Hering earned the Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs victories on Sunday in Texas.
Bowstead’s 3:53:04 victory was thanks to a 23:44 swim, a 2:09:09 bike and a 1:17:53 bike. American Chris Leiferman was just off of Bowstead’s pace all day, putting him across the finish line in second at 3:57:19. American pro Justin Metzler rounded out the top three in 4:02:34.
In the women’s race, Hering won a close battle with fellow American Lauren Barnett. Hering’s day consisted of a 25:00 swim, a 2:30:11 bike and a 1:21:14 half-marathon, giving her the win in 4:18:44. It was a slower swim that ultimately cost Barnett, putting her in second position at 4:19:35. Kelly Williamson made it an all-American podium, finishing third in 4:24:57.
Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs
Buffalo Springs, Texas – June 28, 2015
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Mark Bowstead (NZL) 3:53:04
2. Chris Leiferman (USA) 3:57:19
3. Justin Metzler (USA) 4:02:34
4. Christopher Baird (USA) 4:05:36
5. Jordan Rapp (USA) 4:06:42
1. Jackie Hering (USA) 4:18:44
2. Lauren Barnett (USA) 4:19:35
3. Kelly Williamson (USA) 4:24:57
4. Haley Chura (USA) 4:33:49
5. Bailey Hinz (USA) 4:44:30