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Australia’s James Seear and the United States’ Ruth Brennan-Morrey earned big wins at Saturday’s Ironman 70.3 Kansas in Lawrence.
Seear put together a 22:45 swim, a 2:1225 bike and a 1:14:48 run to claim the 3:52:18 victory. Fellow Australian Todd Skipworth claimed second, with American Joe Umphenour rounding out the podium.
Brennan-Morrey earned the breakout victory thanks a 28:34 swim, a 2:21:31 bike and a 1:20:50 half marathon. She crossed the finish line at 4:13:47. Last year’s Kona runner-up Rachel Joyce (GBR) finished second and American Lauren Barnett made the podium in third.
Ironman 70.3 Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas – June 8, 2014
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. James Seear (AUS) 3:52:18
2. Todd Skipworth (AUS) 3:53:30
3. Joe Umphenour (USA) 3:55:33
4. Robbie Wade (IRN) 3:55:44
5. TJ Tollakson (USA) 3:56:24
1. Ruth Brennan-Morrey (USA) 4:13:47
2. Rachel Joyce (GBR) 4:14:44
3. Lauren Barnett (USA) 4:16:10
4. Laura Siddall (GBR) 4:18:06
5. Amanda Stevens (USA) 4:27:16