Tamara Jewett Dominates at 70.3 Timberman

Canadian Tamara Jewett played her trump card with a sizzling fast 1:14:20 half marathon to finish in 4:13:39 with a 9:30 margin over runner-up Mirinda Carfrae of Australia and 12:26 over Heather Jackson of the U.S. at Ironman 70.3 Timberman. Jewett earned $7,500 for her victory.

The former track star came back from a 1:46 deficit after a 4th-best 28:48 swim in Lake Winnipesaukee, and advanced to second place during the bike, arriving to T2 with a 55 seconds deficit to swim and bike leader Ali Brauer. It was game over from there, as Jewett rocketed to a race-best 1:14:20 run split – 7:13 better than the next-best effort by 4th place Jodie Robertson and 9:34 better than eventual runner-up Mirinda Carfrae.

Jewett finished in 4:13:39 with a 9:30 margin over Carfrae and 12:26 over third place Heather Jackson, whose 1:21:33 run was second best on the day. The victory added to Jewett’s strong resume which includes 3rd at 2020 Ironman 70.3 Buenos Aires, a victory at the 2020 Canadian Pro Tri Day, a 4th at 2019 Augusta 70.3, and a 3rd at the 2021 Boulder 70.3.

Timberman marked the return to racing for Carfrae following the birth of her second child. She put together a balanced performance for a strong second place finish. Jackson, meanwhile, who is skipping next week's Collins Cup, rounded out the podium, edging Jodie Robertson by just under a minute for third.

Ironman 70.3 Timberman
Laconia, New Hampshire
August 22, 2021
S 1.2 mi. / B 56 mi. / R 13.1 mi.

Women

1. Tamara Jewett (CAN) S 28:48 T1 2:12 B 2:27:01 T2 1:21 R 1:14:20 TOT 4:13:39
2. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) S 29:38 T1 1:54 B 2:26:29 T2 1:14 R 1:23:54 TOT 4:23:10
3. Heather Jackson (USA) S 31:44 T1 1:57 B 2:26:01 T2 00:56 R 1:25:30 TOT 4:26:05
4. Jodie Robertson (USA) S 29:46 T1 2:36 B 2:31:43 T2 1:17 R 1:21:33 TOT 4:26:53
5. Ali Brauer (USA) S 27:02 T1 2:03 B 2:27:53 T2 1:17 R 1:31:14 TOT 4:29:34
6. Lisa Becharas (USA) S 29:32 T1 1:55 B 2:30:27 T2 1:19 R 1:32:23 TOT 4:35:33
7. Nicole Falcaro (USA) S 32:16 T1 2:20 B 2:34:47 T2 1:25 R 1:26:02 TOT 4:36:48
8. Samantha Snukis (USA) S 32:21 T1 2:24 B 2:40:58 T2 1:35 R 1:24:56 TOT 4:42:12
9. Sarah Bishop (USA) S 33:22 T1 2:32 B 2:33:57 T2 1:32 R 1:31:48 TOT 4:43:09
10. Danielle Treise (USA) S 29:41 T1 2:04 B 2:43:12 T2 1:27 R 1:27:48 TOT 4:44:10