Professionals enjoyed miles of the picturesque island. First segment
of the race took place in the protected waters of the Condado Lagoon.
The transition between the swim and bike took place in the Sixto
Escobar Stadium. Continuing with a 56-mile bike from San Juan,
cyclists headed towards the municipality of Dorado, experiencing
beachfront views and several short but challenging climbs. The
13.1-mile run lead participants through the city of Old San Juan and
past 16th-century Spanish architecture, including the famous Fort San
Felipe del Morro.
Andrew Starykowicz USA had an outstanding performance at the bike with
2:00:45 time. Last two editions winner Odonnell got in third place
Top five professional men’s results were:
1. Andrew Starykowicz USA 3:50
2. Bertrand Billard FRA 3:51:02
3. Timothy Odonnel USA 3:51:19
Helle Frederiksen DNK was the first professional to cross the finish
line. Frederiksen had an outstanding performance and dominate all
portions of the event. Top five professional women’s results are:
1. Helle Frederiksen DNK 4:11:35
2. Svenja Bazlen DEU 4:13:24
3. Camila Pendersen DNK 4:19:00
Omar Edgardo Velez was the first puertorrican to cross the finish line
with an outstanding time and personal record of 4:07:12.
This edition of the Jeep IRONMAN 70.3 San Juan had approximate 1,500
athletes representing over 42 countries. The amount of athletes
includes over 650 participants from the United States, about 538 of
Puerto Rico and 304 internationals including countries such as
Germany, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand,
Dominican Republic, and Venezuela among others.
Winners takes a combined prize of $50,000. In addition, the finalists
of categories by age had the opportunity to compete for 40 qualifying
slots for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships to be held at Lake Las
Vegas, Henderson, NV.
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