Caroline Steffen and Courtney Atkinson take Ironman 70.3 Philippines
Victoria's Brent McMahon finishes fifth.
Switzerland’s Caroline Steffen dominated the women’s race at Ironman 70.3 Philippines today with top splits in all categories. She swam 26:31, biked 2:18:15, and ran 1:27:29 to post the winning time of 4:16:12.
Australia’s Courtney Atkinson led from start to finish thanks to a race leading swim (23:50) and bike (2:12:38). He finished off with a 1:18:40 run to stay ahead of reigning Ironman World Champion Pete Jacobs to finish in 3:58:07 to Jacobs’ 3:59:09. Victoria’s Brent McMahon was second off of the bike (3:30 down) but had an uncharacteristically poor run of 1:21:10 to finish fifth.