This morning’s 70.3 North American championship race in St. George, Utah saw two world champions and Bahrain Endurance teammates — Alistair Brownlee and Holly Lawrence — take the top spots. Read our recap of the highly anticipated men’s race here and check out our social media round-up of finish line pictures and videos below:

Women’s podium:

Pre-race favourite Holly Lawrence came out on top, while Jeanni Seymour and Ellie Salthouse put on incredible shows today for the other podium spots:

Men’s podium:

Sanders and Kienle take second, third after working together on the bike to close the gap on Alistair Brownlee. The Olympic champ wins his 70.3 debut:

Alistair Brownlee, on his first 70.3 win:

“I saw this as the start of a learning curve for the end of the year… Hopefully I’m on the way up. I have a decade of doing the Olympics and it’s nice to have a slightly different challenge.”

Holly Lawrence, on the difficulty of the course:

“That course just lands you on your ass. It’s so tough… I kept it steady until that last downhill and then just went for it, my legs knew what to do.”

Sebastian Kienle on his third place and current fitness:

Ben Hoffman (12th) and Brent McMahon (6th):

 

Check back here on Triathlon Magazine Canada for more coverage of the race including quotes from Canadians, our post-race gallery and more over the course of the weekend.