At the inaugural Rev3 Branson Ben Hoffman and Radka Vodickova came out as the champions. For Hoffman this was his first Rev3 start but already his 3rd title in Branson. He had won the race twice and finished once as the runner-up when this event was still an Ironman 70.3 race.
Vodickova on the other hand has had a few other Rev3 starts but this is her first win.
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Finishing up the warm-up swim in Branson.
Powering through the swim with a bit of fog hanging over the water.
Once out of the water Ben Hoffman went to work on the bike.
More elites emerging from the water.
Spread out across Branson, Missouri's countryside.
Kevin Collington hard at work during the bike segment.
Rachel McBride managed to be first off the bike despite a 4:18 deficit after the swim.
Full throttle action of David Thompson.
Ben Hoffman leading Leon Griffin into a turn.
A focused Radka Vodickova was in good position all day.
A bird's view of Jessica Meyers during the bike segment.
Early in the run Griffin, Collington, Hoffman and Thompson were still together.
Thompson was first to fall off the pace and that left Griffin, Hoffman and Collington.
Rachel McBride on her way to third place in the women's race.
Here Jennifer Spieldenner is going through an aid station enroute to the runner-up spot.
Lesley Smith along the water.
It ended up 6th place for Emily Cocks.
A quick look back, but no one in sight.
Here comes the 2013 Rev3 Branson Champion Ben Hoffman.
Radka Vodickova was absolutely thrilled with that win 3 days after her 4th place at the Super Sprint Tri Grand Prix in Las Vegas.