Cunnama, Spirig take podium at Ironman 70.3 Austin
Posted Oct 17 2010 12:32pm
South Africa’s James Cunnama showed that 2010 was his year by continuing his winning steak in Austin, Texas today to claim the top spot on the Ironman 70.3 Austin podium.
Cunnama won the race on the run by beating Estonia’s Marko Albert to the finish line and taking the overall win in is a time of 3:53:57.
Switzerland's Nicola Spirig dominated the women's race from the begin to end of the day...showing that her ITU speeds easily translates to a decisive win at the 70.3 distance.
Spirig beat Canada's Angela Naeth over the finish line by almost eight minutes proving that her fast 1:25:41 half marathon speed (the fastest women's time of the day) was an easy ticket to the top of the podium.
Ironman 70.3 Austin
Top 5 professional Men 1. James Cunnama (RSA) 3:53:57 2. Marko Albert (EST) 3:55:06 3. Richie Cunningham (AUS) 3:57:04 4. Alessandro Degasperi (ITA) 3:57:29 5. Jeff Symonds (CAN) 3:57:57
Top 5 professional Women 1. Nicola Spirig (SUI) 4:09:34 2. Angela Naeth (CAN) 4:17:58 3. Samantha Warriner (NZL) 4:22:01 4. Christie Sym (AUS) 4:23:03 5. Heather Wurtele (CAN) 4:23:25