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American Ben Kanute started the run with a nice cushion and looked pretty comfortable when we saw him.
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Near the turnaround at the river Javier Gomez moved past Sebastian Kienle into second place with Kanute still well up the road.
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500 meters later Kienle was already well behind Gomez, but the German was fighting hard.
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Maurice Clavel had a great day and was near the front all along - ready for a shot at the podium.
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Sam Appleton and Tim Don however were not far behind the German and looked relatively comfortable.
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Kevin Collington reached the aid station near that run turn around ahead of Taylor Reid.
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The temps were steadily rising and Brent McMahon is reaching for liquids here, but in the end he did not have the result he had wanted.
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Javier Gomez had the fastest run of the day with a time of 1:10:30 and moved past Ben Kanute late to grab the win.
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Ben Kanute hung tough with a 1:16:24 run to finish second. As he crossed the walking bridge the last time an age grouper attempted to keep pace.
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Brit Tim Don charged onto the final podium spot with a 1:13:05 run.
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Sam Appleton ran past Sebastian Kienle late to grab 4th place with a time of 1:14:41. He showed good running form here next to spectators in good drinking form.
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Sebastian Kienle charged hard at the end but had to settle for 5th place. His run split 1:16:04.
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Maurice Clavel also drifted back. His 1:16:38 run earned him 6th place in Chattanooga.
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Many eyes had been on Andreas Dreitz but this German in the end settled for 8th place with a run split of 1:17:15.
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Matt Chrabot ended up 11th after a 1:20:30 run.