American Liz Lyles took the Ironman Chattanooga victory a few weeks before she'll make the start in Kona.
Jesse Thomas earned his sixth-straight win, while Liz Lyles started a streak of her own by defending her 2015 title.
Americans Jesse Thomas and Liz Lyles return to the Wildflower Festival weekend to defend their long course titles.
Jesse Thomas Gets 5th-Straight Win, Liz Lyles Edges Out Heather Jackson At Widflower Long Course Triathlon
Jesse Thomas got his fifth-straight victory at Wildflower, while fellow American Liz Lyles edged out Heather Jackson.
The 70.3 is one of the most unique races on the circuit, with an afternoon start time and unpredictable weather.