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Reed, Marangon Win Inaugural Ironman 70.3 Canberra

im703Canberrapromo.jpgThe final event in the global 2011 Ironman 70.3 Series took place in Australia's capital city of Canberra on Sunday. Professional triathletes Tim Reed and Lisa Marangon, both of New South Wales, Australian won the re-branded / inaugural Ironman 70.3 Canberra triathlon. The popular event, formally the Canberra Half Ironman race under the old Australian Half Ironman Series was re-branded last year (story link).

Extreme conditions are what triathletes had to endure in today's race. Major rain caused havoc for some, bringing the temps down during portions of the bike to 41 degrees Fahrenheit, but then the storms past and then it got hot right away. An unknown condition the 1,400 registered individual athletes and professional athletes knew when they registered, but something most conquered today.

2011 Ironman 70.3 Canberra Results:
Canberra, ACT, Australia

Pro Men Results Time
Pro Women Results Time
Tim Reed 4:00:46
Lisa Marangon 4:24:41
Matt Bailey 4:04:39
Michelle Wu 4:30:24
Joshua Maeder 4:06:05
Nicole Ward 4:39:55
Monty Frankish 4:07:45
Matilda Raynolds 4:42:53
Michael Kent 4:08:37
Jacinta Worland 4:49:08

Athletes endured a 1.9km swim in Lake Burley Griffin, bike 90km through the Australian Capital Territory countryside and the ran 21.1km past some of Australia's iconic landmarks.

The new Ironman 70.3 brand name itself helped the numbers for this years race be the largest field ever to compete at the event.

Additional Coverage:
- 2011 Ironman 70.3 Canberra Athlete Tracker [via Ironman.com]
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