Daniel Halksworth defends at Ironman UK
Lucy Gossage destroys the women's field.
Great Britain’s Daniel Halksworth and Lucy Gossage won the fifth Ironman UK today in Bolton, England.
Halksworth led his title defence with by coming out of the water first (43:59), then rode 4:56:45 to trail fellow Brit Stephen Bayliss by one second heading into T2. Halksworth then ran away from Bayliss with a 3:01:20 marathon to defend his title in 8:45:48.
The women’s race featured a one woman show put on by Lucy Gossage. She led right from the start with a 52:30 swim, and just got further out of reach with every passing second. She rode a dominant 5:22:13, and ran 3:10:22 to post a winning time of 9:29:12 – 36:05 faster then Joanna Carritt who finished second.