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Cody Beals wins Ironman 70.3 Eagleman

Second year pro from Fergus, Ont., Cody Beals stormed to the front of the race on the bike with a 2:01 bike split giving himself a massive lead heading out on the run. TJ Tollakson’s 2:05 bike split was the second fastest of the day. Beals then used the race fastest run to win in 3:51:05 about 10 minutes ahead of second place Rapp in 4:01:40. Behind him was American super swimmer Barrett Brandon in 4:02:50. It was the 25-year-old’s first win and he was thrilled with how the day went.

On the women’s side Sarah Haskins led for most of the day to claim her win in 4:16, about 12 minutes ahead of second place Heather Leiggi in 4:28:04 and third place Sarah Piampiano in 4:29:45. ┬áLauren Brandon took the swim out in front in 26 minutes, followed closely by Haskins. The rest of the pack was about seven minutes behind them. Haskins used a fast bike and run to nail her win. Canadian Alexandra Gordichuck was 7th.

The race takes place in the Colonial setting of Cambridge, Maryland with a swim in the warm waters of Choptank River. The 90 km ride then takes athletes through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, followed by a flat run through country roads.