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Alexander, Warriner Victorious at Inaugural Ironman 70.3 Racine

ironman 70.3 racineCraig Alexander and Samantha Warriner notch up additional victories in Ironman 70.3 series with today's win at the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Racine triathlon in Racine, Wisconsin. With the win both Alexander and Warriner get the 3rd 2010 Ironman 70.3 series titles.

Ironman World Champ Alexander continues his solid training and racing schedule with a nice victory over Matt White and TJ Tollakson in a time of 3:48:56. Alexander crashed out of his last Ironman 70.3 race in St. Croix and finished in 3rd place last week at the Life Time Fitness Triathlon in Minneapolis. Alexander's day consisted of a 24:59 swim, a 2:06:02 bike and a 1:15:19 run. First year pro Devon Palmer from Minneapolis actually had a faster bike split than Alexander, but finished in 4th.

Warriner earlier this year retired from ITU racing and shifted her focus to Ironman events has been busy and successful. Today's race was her 5th in the series. Just last week she battled Kate Major at the Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island race, Major won and Sam got 3rd. It was another duel today for the pair with Warriner coming out on top with the win, just over 13 second ahead of Major. Desiree Ficker rounds out the top three.

2010 Ironman 70.3 Racine Results:

Pro Men Results Time
Pro Women Results Time
Craig Alexander 3:48:56
Samantha Warriner 4:17:42
Matt White 3:56:07
Kate Major 4:17:55
TJ Tollakson 4:00:36
Desiree Ficker 4:22:51
Devon Palmer 4:01:47
Carrie Lester 4:25:08
Eric Bean 4:04:32
Amanda Lovato 4:34:58

Notable DNF's for the day include Bryan Rhodes, who was clocked with the fastest bike split of the day but never finished the race. Luke Bell also started the race but DNF'd.

This is the seventh time Racine, Wisconsin has hosted a popular half iron distance triathlon and the first time as a branded Ironman 70.3 Series race. This event use to be the Spirit of Racine Triathlon.

- Ironman 70.3 Racine Athlete Tracker [via Ironman]
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