There was no stopping Canada’s Lionel Sanders and Paula Findlay over the final stretch of the run as Sanders managed to outkick fellow world champion Pablo Dapena, while Findlay pulled away from Lucy Charles-Barclay to take the win at Challenge Daytona.

Paula Findlay and Lionel Sanders celebrate at the finish line set up in Daytona International Speedway’s iconic pit row. It was the second weekend in a row that the pair topped a podium after they both won Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta. Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade.

Photos by Jose Luis Hourcade.

Sanders had his game face on before the swim … (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
As did Findlay … (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
2012 Olympic silver medalist Lisa Norden and Findlay were second and third out of the water at the halfway point, trying to keep the gap to Lucy Charles-Barclay as small as possible. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
Charles-Barclay would open up a gap of about a minute on the women chasing her after the one-mile swim. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
In the men’s race, Pablo Dapena surged to the front of the group of seven men that exited the water together, trying to hold off the fast-riding Lionel Sanders and Andrew Starykowicz. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
Charles-Barclay was able to hold on to the lead for about half of the bike … (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
The day’s fastest bike (averaging 30.14 mph) would go to Andrew Starykowicz, but Sanders was only 11-seconds slower. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
Going that fast was hardly easy, though … (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
Findlay and Norden would eventually catch Charles-Barclay and the three would pull clear of the rest of the women’s field as they flew around the iconic Daytonoa International Speedway. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
Sanders and Dapena came off the bike together, under a minute behind Starykowicz, and quickly moved to the front of the race … (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
Charles-Barclay and Findlay quickly dropped Norden, turning the women’s race into a footrace just like the men’s. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
Sanders would finally break clear with less than a mile to go to take the men’s title. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
Findlay broke clear with a few miles to go and never looked back to take the womens’ race. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
Enjoying the podium in the famed Victory Lane at the Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)
All smiles as they accept their awards, including a helmet signed by the eight men who qualified for the NASCAR championship. (Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade)

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