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Laundry gets second at Rev 3 Williamsburg

Canada's Tamara Jewett finishes sixth, Garrick Loween takes eighth

Photo by: Kevin Mackinnon

After coming off the bike almost seven minutes behind American Andrew Starykowicz, Guelph, Ont.’s Jackson Laundry ran to within 36 seconds of the top step on the podium at Rev 3 Williamsburg yesterday.


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Starykowicz trailed swim leader Scott Haeberle by six seconds out of the water, with Canadians Garrick Loewen and Laundry 23 and 27 seconds behind after the swim. Once on the bike, though, Starykowicz, considered one of the fastest cyclists in the sport, took off and opened up a huge gap on the rest of the field. His 1:56:11 bike split put him 6:42 ahead of Laundry (2:02:40) into T2.

“I had a really good day, swim bike and run,” Laundry said of his race. “It’s hard to understand how good Starky is on the bike until you race him. That was a PR bike split for me (power and time), and he put 6 1/2 minutes on me. Truly incredible.”

“I knew I had a chance to make up 6 or more minutes on the run,” Laundry continued. “I gave it the best shot I could and came up short. It was a great battle.”

Laundry had the day’s fastest run – 1:13:39 – but that wasn’t quite enough to get him the win. Starykowicz came across the line in 3:39:14, with Laundry getting a clear runner up finish in 3:39:51. Robbie Deckard (USA) rounded out the podium in 3:47:34.

Loewen would take eighth in 3:56:47.

Pallant takes women’s win

After coming out of the water in third, 49 seconds behind American Ali Brauer, Great Britain’s Emma Pallant used the day’s fastest bike split to ride to the front of the race, then held on through the run to take the women’s race in 4:08:15. American Lesley Smith used the day’s fastest run (1:21:49) to take second in 4:12:41, while Amy Sloan (USA) rounded out the podium in 1:23:53.

Canada’s Tamara Jewett continued her comeback from injury (she pulled out on the run last weekend at Ironman 70.3 Des Moines) and was able to get through the full race in Williamsburg to take sixth in 4:22:42.


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