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Portugal’s Pedro Gomes and Great Britain’s Jodie Swallow earned the victories at Satruday’s Ironman Sweden. The P-2000 race offered one of the final chances to earn points toward qualification for the 2013 Ironman World Championship.
Gomes was second out of the swim (48:31), first off of the bike (4:33:42) and first at the end of the marathon (2:54:08), giving him the overall win in 8:19:30. Slovenia’s David Pleše posted a blazing marathon time of 2:48:40 to come from sixth out of T2 to second at the finish line at 8:22:01. Ukraine’s Anton Blokhin was solid across swim, bike and run to earn third.
Swallow dominated the women’s race from start to finish. Her 48:30 swim, 4:55:39 bike and 3:06:41 marathon were all the fastest for the women, giving her the sub-nine hour victory in 8:54:01. Sweden’s Eva Nyström was a distant second at 9:17:56, with New Zealand’s Britta Martin claiming the third spot in 9:22:18.
Kalmar, Sweden – Aug. 17, 2013
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run
1. Pedro Gomes (POR) 8:19:30
2. David Pleše (SLO) 8:22:01
3. Anton Blokhin (UKR) 8:26:09
4. Jarmo Hast (FIN) 8:35:40
5. Christophe Bastie (FRA) 8:37:12
1. Jodie Swallow (GBR) 8:54:01
2. Eva Nyström (SWE) 9:17:56
3. Britta Martin (GER) 9:22:18
4. Louise Rundqvist (SWE) 9:48:39
Caroline Devos (BEL) 9:56:27*
*Age-group athlete with top-five overall finish time
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