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Lieto & Carfrae Dominate Ironman 70.3 Vineman

ironman_703_vineman.pngChris Lieto and Mirinda Carfrae dominated today's 20th Anniversary Vineman Half Iron Distance triathlon now known as Ironman 70.3 Vineman. Both win today's race with sizeable leads over the field.

Lieto was a last minute addition to the starting list and his decision pays off today with a solid race against Kieran Doe and others. His solid bike ride today overpowered the field giving him a comfortable lead going into the run. He maintained the lead out on the run course all the way to the finish line for the win, six minutes ahead of Doe. His last minute decision pays dividends as all of his prize money will go to buildings & families in Africa through his partnership with More Than Sport.

"Very happy with the win, but more excited about the impact my prize money will make in Africa. Join me at www.morethansport.org" - stated Lieto via his twitter account

Tyler Stewart, Angela Naeth and Melanie McQuaid all had faster bike splits than Carfrae today, but unlike Lieto, Carfrae overpower Leanda Cave and others with her dominant run all the way to the finish line. The victory is her second 2010 Ironman 70.3 Series title. Carfrae has two additional Ironman 70.3 race on her schedule leading up to her race in Kona.

2010 Ironman 70.3 Vineman Results:

Pro Men Results Time
Pro Women Results Time
Chris Lieto 3:54:05
Mirinda Carfrae 4:15:51
Kieran Doe 4:00:23
Leanda Cave 4:22:03
James Cotter 4:02:39
Tyler Stewart 4:25:11
Jamie Whyte 4:04:21
Melanie McQuaid 4:27:02
Paul Attard 4:05:02
Angela Naeth 4:27:17
Nicholas Thompson 4:08:30
Dede Griesbauer 4:27:23
Graham O'Grady 4:09:02
Meredith Kessler 4:29:16
Chris Boudreaux 4:10:06
Michelle Bremer 4:35:47
Kozub Philippe 4:12:50
Rachel Challis 4:39:50
Matthew Balzer 4:22:15
Deanna Newman 4:43:20

Additional Race Coverage:
- Vineman wins for Lieto and Carfrae [via Slowtwitch]
- Ironman 70.3 Vineman Athlete Tracker [via Ironman]
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