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Lionel Sanders broke open the race with a dominating 2:05:42 bike split that was five minutes faster than his closest challenger.
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The air temperature was a chilly 38 degrees at race time.
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Jan Frodeno led the field with a 22:45 swim.
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An age grouper rolls his bike to the takeoff line.
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Jan Frodeno led the field until 15 miles into the bike leg when a flat tire derailed his chances. After losing 15 minutes to reinflate, the German rode the rest of the way before hanging it up for the day.
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Chris Leiferman rode a 2nd-best 2:10:31 bike split on his way to 2nd place.
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Ronnie Schildknecht rode 2:14:08 on his way to 3rd place.
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Heather Wurtele rode a 3rd-fastest women’s 2:26:31 bike split – five minutes slower than Holly Lawrence – to 3rd place.
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Holly Lawrence puffs on an inhaler on her way to a women’s 3rd-fastest 1:22:16 run split and victory.
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Age groupers fly down a steep downhill near the Oceanside Pier.
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Running flat out on the quay.
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An age group runner rounds the corner.
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Cooling off at full speed, running along the beach.
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Rachel Joyce ran a women’s 6th-best 1:24:07 on her way to 7th place just six and one half months after giving birth.
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Andy Potts passes Joe Gambles on the run.
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Ellie Salthouse ran a women’s 5th-best 1:23:59 split on her way to a 2nd place finish.
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Heather Wurtele ran an off-form 1:26:55 on her way to 3rd place.
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Holly Lawrence had 9 minutes in the bank to bask in the cheers along the finish chute.
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Ronnie Schildknecht gives his full attention to a young child while waiting for the interview session to begin.
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Andy Potts drinks deep at the finish line.