The test has been disputed about the medium distance format and awarded the winners a Slot for the World Championship to be held in November in New Zealand.
Flora Duffy, breakdown, comeback in foot race and Slot for Taupo 2020 in her distance debut.
As for the female category, the victory has been for Flora Duffy with a time of 4:34:05 The second classified has been Emma Pallant (4: 36: 08).
Flora, after having suffered some discomfort in the cycling segment when she was leading, has gone up to achieve the final victory in the last leg of the race on foot. The third classified has been Jade nicole (4: 41: 17)
Duffy qualified for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
With this victory the Bermudense gets the Slot for Taupo 2020.
Flora Duffy, the 2016 and 2017 ITU Triathlon World Champion was returning to the competition after an injury with the aim of obtaining the Slot for the World Championship in Taupo.
Now that he has done so, he will focus on the WTS and the Olympic Games.
Did my first @IRONMANTRI 70.3 yesterday. In the last 45km my left glute really locked up and was unable to push any power (I lost 9mins!). So glad I was able to recompose myself and run for the win. Learnt a lot & so happy to punch my ticket to worlds. # IM703SA pic.twitter.com/gUwmDgctco
- Flora Duffy (@floraduffy) January 27, 2020
In the men's event the victory has been for the South African Matt Trautman with a time of 4: 2: 59 and that he returned to win the test after second place last year.
The second classified has been Bradley Weiss (4:05:48), winner in 2019, followed by Henri Schoeman (4:07:30) That debuted in the distance.
Schoeman has run out of Slot
Schoeman is a regular at the World Triathlon Series where he finished seventh last year and got the bronze medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
The South African has not earned the second place in the test to get the Slot for Taupo 2020, since Trautman was not classified.
The triathlete commented on the event: «Incredible (painful) experience at the end of my first Half IRONMAN 💪🏻 My inexperience cost me a lot but, naturally, I am an aggressive runner.»
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Amazing (Painful) experience finishing my first half IRONMAN 💪🏻 My inexperience cost me big time but I'm naturally an aggressive racer. Congrats to @mattytrautman and @bsweiss_tri, awesome to take a podium spot with you. Congratulations to everyone out there taking on and completing the # IM703SA 🙌🏻🙌🏻 📷 @badiejb