Ironman 70.3 Victoria Gallery

Sam Long wins his second 70.3 in a row and Mirinda Carfrae wins her first 70.3 of the year in a race gallery set in the beautiful environs of Victoria, British Columbia.

All photographs © Talbot Cox

Mirinda Carfrae of Australia carries daughter Izzy after crossing the finish line in 4:21:46 with a 5:17 margin of victory over home country favorite Heather Wurtele.

Race central at Elk Lake.

Eric Lagerstrom of the U.S. led the men’s swim in 23:03.

Mirinda Carfrae, Heather Wurtele Paula Findlay line up for swim start.

Holding nerves in check before the start.

Carfrae biked 2:28:43.

Heather Wurtele biked 2:26:13 on her way to 2nd place.

Jennifer Spieldenner biked 2:32:32 on her way to 4th place.

Pamela Ann Bachelder St. Pierre rode 2:33:32 on her way to 7th place.

Eric Lagerstrom posted a 2:15:43 bike split on his way to 4th place.

Heather Wurtele ran 1:30:25 on her way to 2nd place.

Loren Nelson ran 1:35:22 on his way to 12th place pro male.

Paula Findlay was in the hunt before she pulled out with an injury early on the run.

Mirinda Carfrae ran 1:22:28 to wrap up her win.

Sam Long exults at the finish.

Canadian Taylor Reid ran 1:16:23 to finish 3rd.

Jen Annett of Canada ran 1:27:48 to take 3rd place pro woman.

Paula Findlay offers a wry smile after a disappointing DNF

Rinny and Izzy share a happy moment after the race.

A beautiful waterfall deep in the woods of Victoria.