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Americans Andy Potts and Jenny Fletcher took the wins at Ironman 70.3 Branson in Branson, Mo.
Potts posted the fastest swim, bike and run splits to cross the finish line in first at 4:04:22. Fellow American Ben Hoffman also had a well-rounded day and claimed second in 4:08:22. Argentina’s Mario De Elias rounded out the podium in third.
For the women, Fletcher stormed to the lead on the bike and never looked back, taking the win in 4:57:03. Germany’s Nina Kraft earned second, and the United States’ Caroline Gregory claimed third.
Ironman 70.3 Branson
Branson, Mo. – Sept. 23, 2012
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Andy Potts (USA) 4:04:23
2. Ben Hoffman (USA) 4:12:38
3. Mario De Elias (ARG) 4:12:38
4. Mathew Pellow (AUS) 4:23:21
5. John Polson (AUS) 4:14:27
1. Jenny Fletcher (USA) 4:57:03
2. Nina Kraft (GER) 4:57:33
3. Caroline Gregory (USA) 5:06:38
4. Tami Richie (USA) 5:11:04
5. Joanna Addler (USA) 5:12:55