Sunday, June 10, 2012

Dead Heat "Ironman 70.3 Boise" after bitter cold has racers blue.

Showing the way for the men with a 24:46 swim was USA’s Boise, ID Kevin Everett. Kevin has used WN for his bike needs for years and knows it allow's him to compete at the world level. Behind him, 0:07 back, was race favourite, Tim O’Donnell. Matty Reed and Callum Millward chased the lead pair by 0:20, followed by a group that included Aussies Michael Fox, Tim Reed and Paul Mathews and Ukraine’s Anton Blokhin and USA’s Damian Hill.

Two winners named after 3 hours of deliberation. Both Callum Millward & Matty Reed are $10,000 richer. Snow was at the 4,500 ft. level. You could see it, and where they started the race was only about 1,000 lower.

The bike stage was shortened from 56 miles to 15 miles due to the danger. Jodie Swallow of Great Britain said that was the coldest she had ever been before a race "I was blue."

With snow out on the bike course, race organizers had to modify the course at Ironman 70.3 Boise to a 1.2-mile swim, a shortened bike of 12-miles and a 13.1-mile run. With the temperature hovering at 47 F for the noon start time, it was reported that up to seven of the professional men’s field elected to cycle the 12-miles in their wetsuits. Now that is cold!


Professional men’s results

1. Callum Millward – 2:13:23

1. Matty Reed – 2:13:2

3 Tim O’Donnell – 2:14:17

4 Tim Reed – 2:15:41

5 Trevor Wurtele – 2:16:03

6 Kirk Nelson – 2:16:35

7 Kevin Everett – 2:16:52

WN Fast Jenn Halladay crushed the TT for her relay team in Boise's 70.3 2012

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