There’s something peculiarly British about Ironman 70.3 UK. Because despite being part of an Ironman calendar that reaches into most corners of the globe, Wimbleball is a place where the internet, apparently, doesn’t. It is one of the few races on the calendar where there is no athlete tracking of any sort, no Tweets from the winners, and where the triathlon media (who weren’t able to go) have to wait a good few days to find out what has actually happened.
And this year is no different. Well, it is a little different. Because thanks to Tamsin Lewis we can give you an initial report on who did what at Wimbleball. On a course made famous by Chris McCormack (who once described it as the toughest 70.3 on the planet), Spaniard Mike Elgazabel held off the challenge of Stephen Bayliss to take the win in 4:25:15.
On the women’s side, Emma-Kate Lidbury backed up her first 70.3 win in Mallorca with victory on her home turf, taking the tape in 5:01:01. She took the win by just 48-seconds from Ireland’s Eimear Mullan (5:01:49).
Once Triathlete Europe editor Ian Osborne – and the various Ironman officials – negotiate their way out of Exmoor we’ll endeavour to shed a bit more light on the race itself, but in the meantime the unofficial results are below.
Ironman 70.3 UK
Top 5 Men:
1. Mikel Elgazabel (ESP) 4:25:15
2. Stephen Bayliss (GBR) 4:26:30
3. Martin Jensen (DEN) 4:27:18
4. Nick Saunders (GBR) 4:28:15
5. Daniel Halksworth (GBR) 4:30:17
Top 6 Women:
1. Emma Kate Lidbury (GBR) 5:01:01
2. Eimear Mullan (IRL) 5:01:49
3. Lucy Gossage (GBR) 5:03:43
4. Simone Benz (SUI) 5:01:18
5. Samantha Warriner (NZL) 5:09:35
6. Yvette Grice (GBR) 5:11:43
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