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2017 Ironman 70.3 Pucón

Lionel Sanders and Barbara Riveros claimed the victories at the beautiful Ironman 70.3 Pucón.

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Photos: Wagner Araujo

Two months after breaking the record for fastest Ironman finish, Canadian Lionel Sanders showcased his ability to also dominate at the 70.3 distance at Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Pucón by dominating with a 28:20 swim, a 2:09:23 bike and a 1:16:37 half-marathon to take the victory in 4:00:07. Sanders says he’ll pass on trying to qualify for this year’s Kona race and will instead aim for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship victory in Chattanooga, Tenn. in September. Safe to say his 70.3-focused season is off to a strong start.

Behind the fast riding and running Canadian Chile’s Felipe Barraza crossed the line in second at 4:06:04, finishing just ahead Argentina’s Luciano Taccone at 4:06:09.

On the women’s side, Chile’s Barbara Riveros claimed the victory in 4:32:09, just ahead of American Alicia Kaye in second 4:32:39. American Haley Chura rounded out the podium in third (4:42:43).

2017 Ironman 70.3 Pucón
Pucón, Chile – Jan. 15, 2017
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run

Men
1. Lionel Sanders (CAN) 4:00:07
2. Felipe Barraza (CHI) 4:06:04
3. Luciano Taccone (ARG) 4:06:09

Women
1. Barbara Riveros (CHI) 4:32:09
2. Alicia Kaye (USA) 4:32:39
3. Haley Chura (USA) 4:42:43

The race experienced timing issues. When available, results will be here.