Canada’s Cody Beals and the United States’ Sarah Haskins claimed the victories at today’s Ironman 70.3 Eagleman in Cambridge, Md.
American Barrett Brandon led out of the swim at 26:08, with American TJ Tollakson (55 seconds back) and Beals (2 minutes back) as the closest competitors. Beals then hammered through the bike in 2:01:58 to earn a lead of 2:45 over Tollakson and 6:24 over American Jordan Rapp to start the half-marathon. Beals continued his stellar race, rounding out the day with a race-best 1:19:11 run split to claim the victory in 3:51:05. Rapp was second at 4:01:40, with Brandon claiming third in 4:02:50.
American Lauren Brandon was the first women into T1 thanks to the best swim time of the day, men or women, of 26:02. Haskins was second in 26:34. After the two Americans was a large gap to Americans Jessica Chong (7:37 back) and Heather Leiggi (7:38 back). Haskins used a 2:19:10 bike split to earn a 45-second lead over Brandon to start the run. Brandon struggled in the final leg of the race, allowing Haskins to cruise in for a dominant 4:16:43 victory. Leiggi was second in 4:28:04 and Sarah Piampiano (USA) finished third in 4:29:45.
2015 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman
Cambridge, Md. – June 14, 2015
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Cody Beals (CAN) 3:51:05
2. Jordan Rapp (USA) 4:01:40
3. Barrett Brandon (USA) 4:02:50
4. Thomas Gerlach (USA) 4:06:57
5. TJ Tollakson (USA) 4:08:52
1. Sarah Haskins (USA) 4:16:43
2. Heather Leiggi (USA) 4:28:04
3. Sarah Piampiano (USA) 4:29:45
4. Lauren Brandon (USA) 4:34:00
5. Molly Roohi (USA) 4:40:08