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Several top names turned up for Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Vietnam in the coastal city of Danang. In the end it was South Africa’s James Cunnama and Switzerland’s Caroline Steffen, both members of the newly-formed Bahrain Endurance 13 Team, who earned the victories. It was Cunnama’s fiery run speed that ultimately gave him the victory as he put together a 24:27 swim, a 2:05:34 bike and a race-best 1:17:57 run. He crossed the finish line at 3:51:29. Australia’s Tim Reed finished second at 3:55:44, with New Zealand’s Terenzo Bozzone rounding out the top three at 3:57:07. Steffen won a tight battle with Australia’s Liz Blatchford. The two were close all day, but Steffen’s 26:17 swim, 2:22:27 bike and 1:28:33 run ultimately gave her the 4:21:40 victory. Blatchford finished second two minutes later, with fellow Australian Dimity-Lee Duke claiming third at 4:31:10.
Ironman 70.3 Vietnam
Danang, Vietnam – May 10, 2015
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. James Cunnama (RSA) 3:51:29
2. Tim Reed (AUS) 3:55:44
3. Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:57:07
4. Cyril Viennot (FRA) 3:57:39
5. Josh Amberger (AUS) 4:00:24
1. Caroline Steffen (SUI) 4:21:40
2. Liz Blatchford (AUS) 4:23:48
3. Dimity-Lee Duke (AUS) 4:31:10
4. Stef Puszka (AUS) 4:39:08
5. Ange Castle (AUS) 4:44:47