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Lionel Sanders set his PR at Oceanside - 3:48:58 - and his bike split was just 21 seconds slower than Frodeno. But the German won the day.
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Heather Jackson hydrates before the race. She swam 27:28, biked 2:26:36 and ran 1:25:16 for 4th place.
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Rodolphe Von Berg of Boulder finished 5th in 3:56:48.
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Sarah True had her game face on before setting women’s fastest swim and taking 3rd overall.
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Lionel Sanders a few minutes before posting a 24:35 swim.
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Age groupers set off 10 at a time in a rolling swim start.
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Jan Frodeno led the pro men’s swim in 22:20. Quicker the better to get out of 58 degree water.
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Defending champion Holly Lawrence was second in the swim (24:03) and led off the bike before Anne Haug ran her down at Mile 4 of the half marathon.
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2016 Ironman 70.3 World Champion Tim Reed biked 2:13:03 – 4:36 slower than Frodeno – on his way to 3rd place.
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Daniel Clarke adjusts a water bottle on his way to a 2:22:20 bike split and 20th place overall.
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Kennett Peterson goes aero on his way to a 4th-best 2:12:47 bike split and 8th place overall.
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Jan Frodeno rode a race-best 2:08:21 bike split on his way to a race record win.
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Sarah True was satisfied with her third place finish but not her 2:32:28 bike split.
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Eric Lagerstrom had an impressive 4th place finish – 3:54:11 – and run – 1:13:09.
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Lionel Sanders ran a second-fastest 1:11:46 on his way to second place.
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Minna Koistinen of Finland running on the Oceanside esplanade. She ran 1:29:43 and finished 10th overall woman.
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Jan Frodeno was back in form in the race and with his trademark finish line growl.
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Anne Haug was blazing fast for the win, but never quite got over the chill of 58 degree water.
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Jan Frodeno looked triumphant at the finish, but a few minutes later he showed signs of the effort.