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Triathlete Tim Reed wins IronMan ® 70.3® world championship title

Tim Reed today became the first Australian triathlete to win an ironman ® 70.3® world championship on home soil beating out his idol, world champion Sebastian Kienle of Germany for his crown in a amazing finish in the men’s event by just two seconds. "I thought I was going to smash him on the hill, but then over the top—he was really over the top," Kienle said.
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Holly Lawrence from the UK is THE 2016 IRONMAN ® 70.3® World Champion

Holly Lawrence won a spectacular victory in the women's half ironman ® 70.3® World Championships on Australia's Gold Coast. She has earned the biggest win of her career at the 2016 IRONMAN ® 70.3® World Championship. The 26 year old star, finished her swim, bike and run in a total time of four hours, nine minutes and 11 seconds on the Sunshine Coast. She was nearly two minutes ahead of Australian two-time winner Melissa Hauschildt
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Bahrain laid it out there

The Bahrain Endurance 13 team laid it all out at the Ironman ® 70.3® World Championships this Sunday with finishes in the Top 5.
Daniela Ryf salvaged her day and finished within 33 seconds of the podium in 4th place. “It was a tough day for me today,” she said. “I felt good at the start and I was really confident to have a great race out there. Big respect to these girls, they put on a strong performance.”
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Nasser bin Hamad Triple Crown 2016 series kicks off at Dubai today

The Nasser Bin Hamad Triple Crown Series was launched in Dubai today with amazing performances from the world champions on the field.
The pre-race favorites Jan Frodeno (GER) and Daniela Ryf (SUI) claimed victory at the Ironman 70.3 Dubai for the opening series of the Nasser Bin Hamad Triple Crown. Though the gushing winds forced organizers to change the swim location and shorten it, Frodeno held the lead the whole way to the end while Ryf crossed her finish line first in 4:01:09.
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Nasser bin Hamad Honours Participants

HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister deputised HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee to honour the winners of the IronMan 70.3 Bahrain and the final stage of Nasser Bin Hamad Triple Crown Triahlon Series, in the presence of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Athletic Federation, HH Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa, President of Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation and HE Hesham bin Mohammed Al Jowder, Minister of Youth and Sport Affairs.
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Daniela Ryf banks a million.

Now Daniela Ryf really is triathlon’s Million Dollar Baby.
On a sunny Saturday in the Middle Eastern Kingdom of Bahrain, the 28-year-old Swiss superstar put an emphatic exclamation mark on a perfect season of unparalleled reward in the sphere of long distance triathlon. With the swim canceled due to high winds and strong currents, Ryf blazed to a 2:07:28 split for a short run and a 56-mile bike leg that gave her a 2 minutes lead. Then she unleashed a sizzling 1:18:48 run to finish in 3:28:20 with a large lead on runner-up and fellow Swiss competitor Caroline Steffen and on 3rd-place finisher Asa Lundstrom of Sweden.
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Daniela Ryf To Go After Triple Crown At 70.3 Bahrain.

With the Ironman 70.3 and Ironman World Championships under her belt, Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf will now turn her attention to claiming the Triple Crown title—and the huge bonus that comes along with it.
Following last year’s Challenge Bahrain race, Challenge Family announced the $1 million Triple Crown Series for 2015. A prize of $1 million would be available to any one athlete who could win all three races in the Triple Crown Series, made up of Challenge Dubai, Challenge Oman and Challenge Bahrain. Challenge Dubai took place on Feb. 27, with New Zealand’s Terenzo Bozzone and Ryf taking the wins. The second race of the series, Challenge Oman, was cancelled due to conflict in a bordering nation. The Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Austria was slated as the second race in the series, and with Ryf taking the victory there she is the only athlete eligible for the $1 million prize.
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Ryf One in a Million in Bahrain

The Swiss IRONMAN world champion took the win at the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Middle East Championship Bahrain, while Bart Aernouts reigned in the men’s race.
Daniela Ryf highlighted an outstanding season with a superb win at the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Middle East Championship Bahrain. The 28-year old Swiss led the race from start to finish, adding yet another title to her impressive resume: IRONMAN 70.3 Middle East Champion and winner of the inaugural "Triple Crown" prize purse of one million U.S. dollars – the highest prize purse in the sport of triathlon.
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Terenzo Bozzone, Daniela Ryf On Top At Dubai

New Zealand’s Terenzo Bozzone and Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf earned the victories at Friday’s inaugural Challenge Dubai triathlon. They will each take home $65,000 of a total $300,000 prize purse, and more significantly are the only two athletes eligible for the $1 million bonus up for grabs if any athlete can win all three races in the Triple Crown Series.
The day featured its fair share of surprises. Athletes battled brutally windy conditions, a pre-race favorite dropped out and the men’s final results were shuffled after five athletes were penalized for unintentionally not following the course.