After 3 days and 515 kilometres, Australia’s Mike Le Roux and the USA’s Amber Monforte were crowned Ultraman World Champions.

Fourth at last year’s championships, Le Roux sat in second after day one, third after day two, and made up a 31 minutes and 25 seconds on day three to move to the top of the podium. Le Roux was able to do this by covering the final day’s 84.4 km run segment in 6:31:45. After leading for two days, Sweden’s Jonas Colting followed for second (22:19:54), and the USA’s Slater Fletcher got third (22:21:54).

Monforte, the 2009 Ultraman Canada Champion, trailed after day one but took control of the race by crushing the bike course record ride on day two (7:57:58 – the previous record was 8:39:40) then topping it off with a 7:47:29 run on the final day to establish the new Ultraman best time by a female (24:07:11). In her Ultraman debut, Hillary Biscay (USA) crossed the line in second (24:40:28), and Shanna Armstrong (USA), the defending champion, finished third (24:43:57).

Day 1

Jonas Colting (2:16:04 – 10 km swim, 5:12:40 – 145 km bike)  7:28:44

Mike Le Roux (2:28:50, 5:10:31)  7:39:21

Slater Fletcher (2:43:25, 5:05:43)  7:49:08

Hillary Biscay (2:20:48, 5:56:21)  8:17:09

Amber Monforte (2:42:10, 5:39:34)  8:2144

Shanna Armstrong (2:40:16, 5:52:16)  8:32:32

Day 2

Jonas Colting (7:24:03 – 276 km bike)  14:52:47
Slater Fletcher (7:26:25)  15:15:33
Mike Le Roux (7:44:51)  15:24:12

Amber Monforte (7:57:58)  16:19:42  *new bike course record
Hillary Biscay Hillary (8:28:09)  16:45:18

Shanna Armstrong Shanna (8:22:18)  16:54:50

Day 3

Top 3 Men

1. Mike Le Roux (AUS) (6:31:45 – 84.4 km run)  Total Time  21:55:57
2. Jonas Colting (SWE) (7:27:07)  22:19:54
3. Slater Fletcher (USA) (7:06:21)  22:21:54

13. Wolfgang Schmidt (CAN) (8:28:02)  27:19:27
17. Martin Raymond (CAN) (10:15:41)  30:51:28
23. Paul Dalton (CAN) (10:08:53)  33:11:31 32

Top 3 Women

1. Amber Monforte (USA) (7:47:29)  24:07:11 *new world best (25:45:51)

2. Hillary Biscay (USA) (7:55:10)  24:40:28
3. Shanna Armstrong (USA) (7:49:07)  24:43:57

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