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A stunning early morning sky greeted the athletes at the Boulder Reservoir.
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Time for Julie Dibens to get her feet wet.
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Still quite a bit of time before the actual race start.
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Julie Dibens trying to stay warm.
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Andy Potts tries to get into the zone.
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Still a big smile on the face of Julie Dibens.
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Time to set the watch.
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First out of the water and ready to get on the bike.
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Julie Dibens also managed to get first out of the Boulder Reservoir.
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Cranking hard through the beautiful countryside on the way to a 2:12:53 bike split.
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Andy Potts focused through a turn.
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At this point of the race Julie Dibens was well out of reach of her competitors.
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Andy Potts about to be joined by Stephen Hackett.
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Stephen Hackett left T2 a few seconds ahead of Andy Potts, but the 2007 70.3 World Champion pulled ahead again.
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When you have a huge lead a smile comes fairly easy.
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With a nice lead now Potts is striding towards victory.
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Another 70.3 title for Andy Potts who also won Ironman Coeur D'Alene a few weeks ago
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Congrats from 3-time Ironman Hawaii World Champion Chrissie Wellington.
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Understanding that some of her competitors might not get paid because of the still existing 8% rule, Julie Dibens waited before the finish line for more than 5 minutes.
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And we have a winner after all.