A newcomer on the triathlon scene just claimed first-place at Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta during the weekend.
29-year-old American Chelsea Sodaro switched from professional runner to professional triathlete just one year ago.
Lionel Sanders of Canada made this race his big comeback after placing 30th in Kona. He led much of the World Championship in 2017 until an apparent injury slowed him down, forcing him to settle for second after Germany’s Patrick Lange. Some on Twitter spread rumors about Sanders having a rock in his shoe, and that’s exactly how it looked.
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Top 5 Women
1. Chelsea Sodaro (USA) 4:14:28
2. Haley Chura (USA) 4:17:16
3. Carrie Lester (AUS) 4:20:38
4. Kinsey Laine (USA) 4:24:26
5. Holly Benner (USA) 4:25:36
Top 5 Men
1. Lionel Sanders (CAN) 3:45:59
2. Joe Gambles (AUS) 3:48:16
3. Kennett Peterson (USA) 3:50:40
4. Timothy Winslow (USA) 3:54:39
5. Jesse Vondracek (USA) 3:57:29