Sweet Victory for Crowie and Xena!
Three time Ironman World Champion Craig “Crowie” Alexander and two time Ironman World Champion Caroline “Xena” Steffen are the top finishers of the 2016 Century Tuna 70.3 held last Sunday, March at Subic Bay.
Second placer Patrick Lange finished with a time of 03:50:45 and the defending champion Tim Reed finished third with a time of 03:52:28. Lange was leading the bike leg but was outpaced by Alexader in the last 5 kilometers of the run leg, finishing fastest with 3:48:56.
42 year old Alexander was teased during the pre race “Meet the Pros” as “the oldest guy in the group” but ultimately proved everyone that he is still one of the fittest man alive and that young athletes should still watch out for him.
In the Women’s Pro, It was a tight battle between Caroline Steffen and Radka Vodickova but it was Steffen who ultimately won the race with a time of 4:09:40 to Radka’s 04:14:51 fi. Dimity-Lee Duke grabbed the thiird spot with a time of 04:23:52.
Filipino elites Augusto Benedicto and Monica Torres topped their divisions with a finish time of 4:20:15 and 4:39:45, respectively. Team Ford Forza was awarded with Best Team Performance.
The race course was composed of a 1.9 kilometer swim in Acea Beach, 90 kilometer bike in SCTEX and a 21 kilometer run from Subic Bay Airport to Subic Bay Convention Center.
Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay, organized by Sunrise Events is a qualifying race for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship to be held in Australia with 40 qualifying slots available.
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