Just over a month after his historic second place finish in Kona, Lionel Sanders has claimed the title for the third straight year at Ironman Arizona. Last year, the 29-year-old set the Ironman World Record on the fast and flat course. With windier conditions today, he still managed to be the only athlete to go under eight hours with a win in the time of 7:54:10.
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Sanders’ splits were 51:33 for the swim, 4:12:03 for the bike and 2:47:16 for the marathon.
Canadian Brent McMahon has taken second behind Sanders, with the rest of the men coming in right now.
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Check back on the website for full photos, full race recaps and results later today.