With Ironman 70.3 Timberman an all-women’s pro race (it was won last week by Tamara Jewett), yesterday’s race at Ironman 70.3 Maine was an all-men’s affair that featured some extremely close racing that saw eight men get off the bike within 26 seconds of each other, with Canada’s Taylor Reid hitting T2 in third.
Three Americans led the way out of the water, with Marc Dubrick hitting ground first ahead of countrymen Martin Ulloa and Andrew Kelley), only to be joined by nine others very quickly on the bike. Amongst that group was Reid, who ended up coming third off the bike behind American Dylan Gillespie and South Africa’s Bradley Weiss. Just behind the Canadian were Ulloa, Joe Gambles (AUS), Elliot Bach (USA), Dubrick, Andre Lopes and Kelly.
The first 10 km of the run saw Weiss, Dubrick and Ulloa take control, with Lopes 11 seconds behind at 10 km. Weiss, the two-time Xterra world champion, made his move at 15 km and stayed clear to the line. He went on to finish in 3:32:56, with Dubrick coming across in 3:34:01 and Lopes rounding out the podium in 3:34:19. Ulloa would take fourth in 3:34:49, with Reid getting fifth in 3:37:19, 4:23 behind Weiss.
You can see the results from today’s race here.