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Australia’s Joe Gambles and Canada’s Angela Naeth earned the victories at Ironman 70.3 Syracuse on Sunday.
Gambles beat out a tough men’s field thanks to a 1:14:27 half marathon. He finished in 3:53:51, just a minute ahead of second-place finisher Paul Ambrose, also of Australia. The third spot went to New Zealand’s Callum Millward.
In the women’s race, Naeth made up for a slower swim by dominating the bike and run to take the 4:16:27 victory. Former 70.3 world champ Jodie Swallow turned in a well-rounded day to finish second, with Australia’s Nikki Butterfield snagging the final podium position.
Ironman 70.3 Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. – June 24, 2012
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Joe Gambles (AUS) 3:53:51
2. Paul Ambrose (AUS) 3:54:48
3. Callum Millward (NZL) 3:57:42
4. Pete Jacobs (AUS) 4:01:10
5. Jozsef Major (HUN) 4:05:18
1. Angela Naeth (CAN) 4:16:27
2. Jodie Swallow (GBR) 4:19:09
3. Nikki Butterfield (AUS) 4:24:52
4. Margaret Shapiro (USA) 4:26:53
5. Julia Grant (NZL) 4:37:48