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Australia’s Brad Kahlefeldt and the Czech Republic’s Radka Vodickova prevailed on a hot and humid day at Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya in Malaysia.
Kahlefeldt combined a 24:52 swim, a 2:13:14 bike and a 1:15:08 run to claim the 3:55:36 victory. France’s Denis Chevrot earned second two minutes later, with Australia’s John Polson rounding out the top three nine minutes back of Chevrot.
Vodickova’s 4:23:09 win came thanks to a 26:42 swim, a 2:31:27 bike and a dominant 1:22:11 half-marathon. Great Britain’s Liz Blatchford blew away the competition on the swim and bike before struggling in the heat to finish second. Australia’s Dimity-Lee Duke claimed third.
Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya
Putrajaya, Malaysia – April 13, 2014
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) 3:55:36
2. Denis Chevrot (FRA) 3:57:42
3. John Polson (AUS) 4:06:37
4. Stuart Marais (RSA) 4:08:38
5. Fredrik Croneborg (SWE) 4:09:13
1. Radka Vodickova (CZE) 4:23:09
2. Liz Blatchford (GBR) 4:24:17
3. Dimity-Lee Duke (AUS) 4:38:35
4. Katja Rabe (GER) 4:52:07
5. Matilda Raynolds (AUS) 4:53:21