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Javier Gomez, Lucy Gossage Victorious At 70.3 Staffordshire

Javier Gomez again showed his ability to transition flawlessly from drafting to non-drafting competition.

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Reigning ITU and Ironman 70.3 world champion Javier Gomez again showed his ability to transition flawlessly from drafting to non-drafting competition with a victory at today’s Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire in England. Great Britain’s Lucy Gossage turned in a solid performance to take the women’s title.

Gomez put together a 23:34 swim, a 2:20:57 bike and a 1:13:32 half-marathon to take the victory in 4:02:13. Germany’s Markus Thomschke was impressive on the bike, earning the runner-up spot at 4:07:33. France’s Romain Guillaume got the bronze position at 4:09:07.

Gossage took the convincing 4:31:09 victory thanks to a 29:33 swim, 2:29:54 bike and a 1:26:45 run. Great Britain’s Susie Cheetham claimed second just over 10 minutes later at 4:41:28. New Zealand’s Samantha Warriner was third at 4:46:36.

Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire
Staffordshire, England – June 14, 2015
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run

Men
1. Javier Gomez (ESP) 4:02:13
2. Markus Thomschke (GER) 4:07:33
3. Romain Guillaume (FRA) 4:09:07
4. Will Clarke (GBR) 4:11:10
5. Alexander Schilling (GER) 4:17:39

Women
1. Lucy Gossage (GBR) 4:31:09
2. Susie Cheetham (GBR) 4:41:28
3. Samantha Warriner (NZL) 4:46:36
4. Georgie Rutherford (GBR) 4:48:15
5. Eleanor Haresign (GBR) 4:53:18

Complete results.