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Another half Ironman and another win for Chris Lieto at Vineman 70.3

Posted Jul 19 2010 6:00am

Phoca_thumb_l__E8E9875 It was another half Ironman victory for Chris Lieto at the Vineman 70.3 race as a fast and powerful bike split put him in the lead and eventually took him to the top of the men's podium.

He beat Kieran Doe of New Zealand by just over 5 minutes to add the 2010 70.3 Vineman title to his 2010 Kansas 70.3 and Buffalo Springs 70.3 victories.

Click HERE to watch Lieto as he just manages to edge out Andy Potts in Kansas early this year.

On the women's side of the race it was a great battle between Mirinda Carfrae and Leanda Cave until the run when Carfrae turned on the speed to take the win.

Xterra powerhouse Melanie Mcquaid of Canada was in the hunt for the podium, but finished in 4th with a time of 4:27:02 just behind Tyler Stewart of the U.S.

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Vineman Ironman 70.3

Top 5 Men
1. Chris Lieto (USA) 3:54:05
2. Kieran Doe (NZL) 4:00:23
3. James Cotter (USA) 4:02:39
4. Jamie Whyte (NZL) 4:04:21
5. Paul Attard (AUS) 4:05:02

Top 5 Women
1. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:15:51
2. Leanda Cave (GBR) 4:22:03
3. Tyler Stewart (USA) 4:25:11
4. Melanie McQuaid (CAN) 4:27:02
5. Angela Naeth (CAN) 4:27:17

Click HERE for complete results.

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