Big Names Win at Ironman Santa Rosa

From Slowtwitch.com   “Australians Sam Appleton and Mirinda Carfrae won the lions’ shares of the $50,000 pro purse at Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa which was cut to a duathlon after heavy fog prompted organizers to cancel the swim. Men Appleton rocketed to a 3:40 lead over Jackson Laundry of Canada after his race-best 2:00:11 bike split through the scenic vineyards of Santa Rosa. Appleton then held off Laundry 1:15:11 to 1:15: 34 on the half marathon to finish in 3:17:35 with a 4:07 margin of victory on Laundry and 4:59…

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