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Heather Wurtele three-peats at Ironman 70.3 Campeche

For the third year in a row, Heather Wurtele (CAN) won Ironman 70.3 Campeche. Up against a strong field, one that included 2018 runner-up Lauren Brandon (USA), and challenging race conditions, Wurtele used her strength on the bike to move into the lead. On the run, she was able to hold off a charging Jacalyn Hering (USA) to take the win. Hering finished a minute back of Wurtele and Brandon finished third.

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Thrilled to come away with the win today at #IM703Campeche. Three races here, three wins, and so much love from the local community. ? It was a very tough race with a 1pm start, the roughest swim conditions I've ever raced in, & 30oC + heat, but the race atmosphere was awesome. As was sharing the podium with @jackietrigirl & @laurenbbrandon. Mexico does it right with the podium ceremony and it always makes me a little emotional to have the ?? anthem played. It was cool to see the evening race atmosphere and to catch up with old friends. ? Cheers #Campeche! . . . . #triathlon #racing #fuelandslay #IRideENVE #myparlee #theragun #alltribesoneclan #mexico #trimexico #spicey #hothothot

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In the men’s race, after a season of injuries, Ben Hoffman (USA) returned to racing with a third-place finish, less than three minutes behind the winner, Michael Weiss (AUT). 2019 has seen a few changes for Hoffman – a new kit and bike. On Feb. 13th, the American moved back over to Cervélo. In 2007, the American triathlete began his professional career on a Cervélo P3. At this year’s edition of Ironman 70.3 Campeche, Hoffman was riding Cervélo’s new P5.

Related: Cervélo’s New P5

Pieter Heemeryck (BEL) finished second. Canada’s Taylor Reid and Trevor Wurtele finished seventh and eighth.