2018 IM 70.3 World Champs – Men’s Race

The entire podium was made up of Olympic medalists.

There was plenty of hype heading into the men’s Ironman 70.3 World Championship race in Nelson Mandela Bay, with many excited to see the battle of three Olympic medalists in Jan Frodeno (gold, 2008), Alistair Brownlee (gold, 2012 and 2016), and Javier Gomez (silver, 2012). The trio turned in quite the show and elevated 70.3 racing to the next level with an epic battle on the run. Frodeno took the victory, with Brownlee finishing in second in his debut at the race and Gomez, who’s won this title twice, claiming the third podium spot. All three men posted sub-1:10 half-marathon splits. Read the complete recap here.