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Photos: Louis Bednar
Despite an outburst of rain, hail and even severe tornado warnings in the Boulder area on Saturday evening, race morning dawned clear for the Ironman 70.3 Boulder. The victors of the race, which is often viewed as an opportunity for athletes to showcase their form heading into the last few training weeks prior to the Sept. 9 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas, Australia’s Joe Gambles and Melissa Hauschildt–both of whom base out of Boulder–let it be known that they are serious contenders for the 2013 world title. Read the complete race recap.