Monday, June 9, 2008

Eagleman Press Release

This is the press release of the race from yesterday. Check out the last photo at the bottom of the page. Now thats a way to finish your race.

Amey and Zeiger win hot, humid Eagleman

Post-race update from Eagleman Ironman 70.3

Published Sunday, June 8, 2008

Amey and Zeiger win hot, humid EaglemanOn one of the hottest days in the race's storied history, Paul Amey and Joanna Zeiger won the 2008 Eagleman Ironman 70.3, overcoming both the challenging conditions and a competitive field.

With temperatures in the 90s (Fahrenheit) and humidity numbers to match, the conditions were "just like Kona," according to race director Rob Vigorito.

Zeiger led from start to finish, coming out of the water more than 30 seconds ahead of Dede Griesbauer. Zeiger then put together the fastest women's pro bike split of the day to enjoy a solid lead off the bike. Griesbauer lost another three minutes to the eventual winner during the ride, but held on for second. Kelly Handel made up some time during the run, but would finish just over a minute behind Griesbauer in third, while New Zealand's Fiona Docherty ran her way to fourth. Jacqui Gordon rounded out the top five.


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After trailing last weekend's Ironman 70.3 Boise champ, Terenzo Bozzone, out of the water by just a second, Amey rode away from the Kiwi to lead the way into T2. After trailing by over two minutes out of the water, Chris Legh put together a blazing 2:06:54 bike split, but couldn't follow that up with a quick enough run to win another Eagleman title today. Amey's 1:15:31 bike split was enough to net him the win by almost three minutes over Bozzone. Legh would finish third, a minute ahead of Richie Cunningham with Viktor Zyemtsev rounding out the top five.









Top five professionals:

Women:

ZEIGER, JOANNA

00:25:37

02:22:39

01:30:34

04:22:31

GRIESBAUER, DEDE

00:26:12

02:25:54

01:34:32

04:30:23

HANDEL, KELLY

00:27:26

02:32:34

01:28:44

04:31:57

DOCHERTY, FIONA

00:30:52

02:36:21

01:25:33

04:36:16

GORDON, JACQUI

00:32:52

02:28:09

01:32:30

04:37:09

Men:

AMEY, PAUL

00:25:40

02:09:23

01:15:31

03:53:32

BOZZONE, TERENZO

00:25:39

02:13:16

01:14:21

03:56:23

LEGH, CHRISTOPHER

00:28:00

02:06:54

01:19:23

03:57:23

CUNNINGHAM, RICHIE

00:25:43

02:10:47

01:18:41

03:58:22

ZYEMTSEV, VIKTOR

00:26:22

02:13:25

01:19:27

04:02:20



Photos courtesy of Action Sports International www.asiphoto.com


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2 comments:

The Wrench said...

I started the run right teh 1st woman finished.

TriBri said...

Congratulations on your finish. I wanna hear more about your race...report

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