To one’s surprise, Australian Craig Alexander used the top run of the day (1:15:56) to grab victory at Ironman 70.3 Kansas today. Great Britain’s Emma-Kate Lidbury did her damage on the swim (24:47) and bike (2:24:13) to earn her title.
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Former NFL star Hines Ward, who will be competing at the Ironman World Championship in October, completed today’s race in 5:53:1. He swam 39:22, biked 3:02:20, and ran 2:05:1. “The hardest thing I’ve ever done – a lot of soul-searching at the end,” said Ward at the finish.