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Two Brazilians earned the victories on home soil at Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Rio de Janeiro. In the men’s race, Reinaldo Colucci (BRA) came out of the water with the leaders then rode solo into T2, enjoying a two and half minute advantage on the field. That would be all of the buffer the towering Brazilian would need as he cruised into the finish line chute unchallenged to take the win. In the women’s race, Pamella Oliveira (BRA) led wire-to-wire, netting the victory by a 15:36 winning margin over her closest rival.
2018 Ironman 70.3 Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Sept. 30 – 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
- Reinaldo Colucci (BRA) 3:51:59
- Iuri Vinuto (BRA) 3:54:23
- Fernando Toldi (BRA) 3:55:39
- Flavio Queirogo (BRA) 4:00:07
- Paulao De Silva (BRA) 4:00:20
- Pamella Oliveira (BRA) 4:18:02
- Romina Palacio (ARG) 4:33:38
- Carolina Furriela (BRA) 4:49:15
- Nayara Luniere (BRA) 5:04:18