Austria's Michael Weiss claimed the Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz victory on Sunday.

2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
2016 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz

Photos: Oliver Baker

Austria’s Michael Weiss claimed the Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz victory on Sunday with a 27:18 swim, a 2:04:36 bike and a 1:13:08 half-marathon, crossing the finish line at 3:50:25. While Weiss dominated out front on the bike and the run, it was a close race behind him with several athletes vying for podium spots. Ultimately Denis Chevrot (FRA) and Ben Hoffman (USA) claimed second and third, respectively. 70.3 Santa Cruz is part of a test Ironman is doing where men and women compete at different events. Only women will compete at Ironman 70.3 Augusta in two weeks.