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Tollakson and Carfrae win Subaru Ironman 70.3 EagleMan - June 12, 2011
Roger Hospedales wraps up the racing at today's Ironman 70.3 EagleMan
American TJ Tollakson and Australian Mirinda Carfrae won the men's and women's titles for a second time at Subaru Ironman 70.3 EagleMan today in Cambridge, Maryland.
American John Kenny (24:55) led everyone out of the water and onto the bike course. He was soon pursued, within a 41 second span, by defending champion Terenzo Bozzone (NZL), Stanislav Krylov (RUS), Matty Reed (USA), and Tollakson.
Tollakson, who often posts the top bike split in any race he does, grabbed the race lead early and extended that lead with each pedal stroke. By the time Tollakson completed the ride – with a race best 2:03:41 clocking – he took a healthy lead onto the run. Trailing Tollakson were New Zealand’s James Bowstead (4:18 down), Bozzone (4:19), Krylov (4:33), and Reed (4:42).
If anyone had any thoughts of catching the 2007 EagleMan champion, Tollakson shut the door on those aspirations by the halfway point of the run since he still held a 4:14 lead over Bowstead. Tollakson ended up with a 1:22:28 half marathon to stay ahead and take the overall win in 3:54:39.
Australian Richie Cunningham had the run performance of the day (1:16:56 top split), passing five other men during the run to claim second place in 3:57:43. Krylov held on for third (3:58:13). Bozzone could not duplicate his half marathon run performance from last weekend and finished ninth (4:07:32) in his title defense.
Top 10 Professional Men
1. Tollakson, TJ 3:54:39
2. Cunningham, Richie 3:57:43
3. Krylov, Stanislav 3:58:13
4. Reed, Matty 3:59:42
5. Bowstead, James 4:00:27
6. Caiazzo, Mike 4:00:30
7. Cotter, James 4:02:19
8. Pawlaczyk, Kyle 4:06:13
9. Bozzone, Terenzo 4:07:32
10. Hodges, Andrew 4:08:58
Coming out of the Choptank River first for the women was American Amanda Stevens (26:05), closely followed by Canada’s Tenille Hoogland (26:27). Approximately three minutes back were Carfrae, Elly Franks (AUS) and defending champion Samantha Warriner (NZL).
Out on the bike course Hoogland took to the front and rode 2:20:24 to come off the bike with a 2:28 lead over Warriner as she started the run. Carfrae sat 4:15 back, followed by Stevens (5:05) and American Tyler Stewart (5:39), who rode the top time of 2:19:33 to get herself back into contention.
Hoogland ran tough, but at 6.5 miles it was apparent that the fast moving legs of Carfrae would catch her, as the lead was cut down to just 49 seconds. Carfrae continued with her torrid run pace, overtook Hoogland, and completed the run in 1:21:39 (4:33 faster than any other woman) to take the win in 4:15:31 and re-claim the EagleMan title she won in 2009.
Stewart followed up her top bike split with a second best 1:26:12 run to pass Stevens, Hoogland, and Warriner for second (4:21:31). Warriner overtook Hoogland for third (4:23:02).
Top 10 Professional Women
1. Carfrae, Mirinda 4:15:31
2. Stewart, Tyler 4:21:28
3. Warriner, Samantha 4:23:02
4. Hoogland, Tenille 4:23:38
5. Stevens, Amanda 4:23:56
6. Andrews, Kristin 4:32:10
7. Ficker, Desiree 4:33:33
8. Gervais, Annie 4:33:43
9. White, Kristin 4:36:57
10. Franks, Elly 4:39:04