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Brazil’s own Igor Amorelli and Pamella Oliveira claimed the victories at Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Florianópolis.
Amorelli used his powerful cycling abilities to build a nearly five-minute lead to start the run. Despite not having the fastest half-marathon of the day, Amorelli’s lead was more than enough to put him across the finish line in first place at 3:46:46. The United States’ Tim O’Donnell finished second at 3:50:22, with Brazil’s Iuri Vinuto using a blistering run to round out the podium in 3:51:49.
Though Oliveira led from wire to wire, it wasn’t a dominating victory. Her 24:24 swim, 2:28:54 bike, and 1:25:54 half-marathon put her across the finish line at 4:23:03, just 11 seconds ahead of Brazil’s Bruna Mahn at 4:24:14. It was an all-Brazilian podium, with Beatriz Neres claiming third in 4:23:59.
2018 2018 Ironman 70.3 Florianópolis
Florianópolis, Brazil – April 22, 2018
1.2-4 mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Igor Amorelli (BRA) 3:46:46
2. Tim O’Donnell (USA) 3:50:22
3. Iuri Vinuto (BRA) 3:51:49
4. Santiago Ascenco (BRA) 3:52:58
5. Fernando Toldi (BRA) 3:54:20
1. Pamella Oliveira (BRA) 4:23:03
2. Bruna Mahn (BRA) 4:23:14
3. Beatriz Neres (BRA) 4:23:59
4. Luiza Cravo (BRA) 4:24:38
5. Nicole Valentine (USA) 4:32:41