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The United States’ Drew Scott and Canada’s Magali Tisseyre earned the wins on the tough Ironman 70.3 Silverman course today in Henderson, Nev.
Australia’s Christian Kemp led the men out of Lake Mead in a time of 23:48, with Scott (23:51), France’s Jonathan Tryoen (23:55) and Great Britain’s Will Clarke (23:58) following close behind. Scott took charge out front, cycling his way to a race-best 2:25:15 bike split and earning a 5:15 lead to start the run. Despite faster runners making up ground behind him, Scott held strong and pulled off the victory in 4:19:07. Kemp used a 1:23:11 half-marathon on the hilly course to finish second, with American Thomas Gerlach earning third at 4:23:09.
American Lauren Goss earned a nice lead out of the swim thanks to a 1.2-mile split of 25:09. Tisseyre was second into T1 1:46 later, with American Mackenzie Madison following at 4:16 back. Goss rode strong in the lead, but Tisseyre slowly cut into that advantage and eventually took over the top spot. The Canadian started the run with a 1:30 lead over Goss. With Madison in third at over 10 minutes back, it looked like the race would come down to two women. Tisseyre excelled on the hard half-marathon course, turning in a run split (1:25:05) on par with many of the pro men. She crossed the finish line at 4:36:22 and earned the victory. Goss easily held on for second, finishing in second at 4:47:54. Madison rounded out the top three in 4:59:19.
Ironman 70.3 Silverman
Henderson, Nev. – Oct. 5, 2014
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Drew Scott (USA) 4:19:07
2. Christian Kemp (AUS) 4:20:31
3. Thomas Gerlach (USA) 4:23:09
4. Stephen Kilshaw (CAN) 4:24:34
5. Frederic Limousin (FRA) 4:28:59
1. Magali Tisseyre (CAN) 4:36:22
2. Lauren Goss (USA) 4:47:54
3. Mackenzie Madison (USA) 4:59:19
4. Laura Siddall (GBR) 5:00:12
5. Katya Meyers (USA) 5:05:10