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Jan Frodeno and Anne Haug battled impressive professional fields to complete the German sweep and win the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside triathlon. Frodeno gave a dominating performance, breaking his own 2015 course record (3:47:08), with a time of 3:45:05, while fellow compatriot Haug laid down her own masterful performance in the women’s race winning by over four minutes with a time of 4:12:03.
Frodeno crossed the finish with a three-minute advantage over 2016 and 2017 champion Lionel Sanders (CAN), who finished second with a time of 3:48:58. Tim Reed (AUS) rounded out the men’s podium in third with a time of 3:53:08.
Haug closed the gap during the run portion en route to a successful season-opening performance, racing away from the 2016 champion Holly Lawrence (GBR) who came in second (4:16:26), and Sarah True (USA) who finished third (4:21:53).
2018 Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
Oceanside, Calif. – April 7, 2018
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Jan Frodeno (GER) 3:45:05
2. Lionel Sanders (CAN) 3:48:58
3. Tim Reed (AUS) 3:53:08
4. Eric Lagerstrom (USA) 3:54:11
5. Rodolphe Von Berg (USA) 3:56:48
1. Anne Haug (GER) 4:12:03
2. Holly Lawrence (GBR) 4:16:26
3. Sarah True (USA) 4:21:53
4. Heather Jackson (USA) 4:23:53
5. Jeanni Seymour (RSA) 4:28:25