Holly Lawrence wins again: IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Rosa

Third 70.3 victory of 2017 for the reigning IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion

Great Britain’s Holly Lawrence has started 2017 is great form. After wins at Oceanside and last week at St. George, the World Champion added a third title of the season to her C.V. at IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Rosa.

The Lawrence racing strategy is quite a simple one: swim at least as fast as everyone else. Smash the bike and build a huge lead. Run strongly, such that any time lost is more than covered by the devastation left out on the bike course! And that, pretty much, sums up her race here – well, with the exception of going ‘berserk’ for the first hour on the bike! Despite her best efforts to destroy herself, she still took the win by a full five minutes.

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Australia’s Sam Appleton was an impressive winner of the men’s Pro race, with a fastest swim, fastest bike and close to fastest run combination, which gave him a winning margin approaching four minutes over Joe Gambles.

Check out details on Jenson Button’s Age-Group win HERE.

IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Rosa – Saturday 13th May 2017
1.9km / 90km / 21.1lk

1st – Holly Lawrence (GBR) – 4:13:20
2nd – Sarah Piampiano (USA) – 4:18:12
3rd – Kaisa Lehtonen (FIN) – 4:23:57

1st – Sam Appleton (AUS) – 3:46:47
2nd – Joe Gambles (AUS) – 3:50:32
3rd – Tim O’Donnell (USA) – 3:54:19

11th – Fraser Cartmell (GBR) – 4:03:41

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