Ironman 70.3 World Champs 2015: British female age-groupers shine

Lucy Charles and Gill Fullen win their race divisions in Zell am See, Austria

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While top British pros Tim Don and Jodie Swallow had a day to forget at the Ironman 70.3 World Champs last weekend, the sun well and truly shone for their age-grouper counterparts.

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Among the pros, Susie Cheetham placed highest Brit in seventh position, followed by Holly Lawrence in 11th. Ritchie Nicholls was top male British pro in 27th place. Tim Don and Jodie Swallow both posted DNFs.

Women

Onto the age-groupers, and the women grabbed an impressive six top-five finishes in Austria, including two golds, one silver and one bronze. 

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Lucy Charles (F18-24) and Gill Fullen (F50-54) were the standout performers, grabbing the only golds for GB:

1st. Lucy Charles (F18-24) – 4:46:00
2nd. Alison Rowatt (F30-34) – 4:47:37
3rd. Jane Hansom (F45-49) – 5:08:06
1st. Gill Fullen (F50-54) – 5:09:28
5th. Jane Leslie (F65-69) – 7:08:59
3rd. Peggy Crome (F70-74) – 8:26:15

Triathletes on the bike at Ironman 70.3 World Champs

Amongst the men, there were three top-five finishes, with Ed Nicholl (M50-54) taking bronze:

5th. Ross Simpson (M30-34) – 4:22:37
3rd. Ed Nicoll (M50-54) – 4:38:46
5th. Richard Hobson (M50-54) – 4:41:29

Check out the full results.

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