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Strange combined a 2nd-best 21:15 swim, a race-best 2:08:47 bike split and a 2nd-fastest 1:16 23 half marathon to finish in 3:48:23. Per Bittner of Germany posted a 6th-fastest 21:23 swim, 4th-best 2:09:40 bike split and race-best 1:15:35 run that left him just 17 seconds away from victory.
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Pedersen’s women’s-best 23:37 swim, 2:21:50 bike split and 1:24:25 run brought her to the finish in 4:13:11 with a 4:01 margin of victory over Yvonne Van Vlerken of Netherlands and 10:45 ahead of fellow Dane and 3rd-place finisher Maja Stage Nielsen.
Petersen’s 1:58 advantage on the swim and 1:49 better run and slightly better transitions over Van Vlerken made all the difference.