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Germany's Jan Frodeno sets course record at IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside with a time of 3:45:05 (photo: Donald Miralle/IRONMAN)

Germany’s Jan Frodeno and Anne Haug Claim Victories at 2018 IRONMAN 70.3-Oceanside Triathlon

Oceanside CA— Jan Frodeno (DEU) and Anne Haug (DEU) battled an impressive professional field to complete the German sweep and win the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside triathlon. Frodeno gave a dominating performance, breaking his own 2015 course record (3:47:08), with a time of 3:45:05, while fellow compatriot Haug laid down her own masterful performance in the women’s race winning by over four minutes with a time of 4:12:03. Frodeno crossed the finish with a three-minute advance of 2016 champion Lionel Sanders (CAN) who finished second with a time of 3:48:58. Tim Reed (AUS) rounded out the men’s podium in third with a time of 3:53:08. Haug closed the gap during the run portion en route to a successful season-opening performance, racing away from the 2016 champion Holly Lawrence (GBR) who came in second (4:16:26), and Sarah True (USA) who finished third (4:21:53).

Top five professional men’s results:
                                                                    SWIM              BIKE              RUN               FINISH

  1. Jan Frodeno                    DEU        00:22:20         02:08:21         01:10:05         03:45:05
  2. Lionel Sanders                CAN        00:24:35         02:08:43         01:11:28         03:48:58
  3. Tim Reed                         AUS        00:23:43         02:12:57         01:12:08         03:53:08
  4. Eric Lagerstrom               USA        00:22:24         02:14:20         01:13:07         03:54:11
  5. Rodolphe Von Berg         USA        00:23:45         02:12:07         01:16:33         03:56:48

Germany’s Anne Haug captured the victory in the women’s professional field at IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside (photo: Donald Miralle/IRONMAN)

Top five professional women’s results:
                                                                     SWIM              BIKE             RUN                FINISH

  1. Anne Haug                       DEU        00:26:31         02:24:13         01:16:23         04:12:03
  2. Holly Lawrence                GBR        00:24:03         02:25:23         01:22:35         04:16:26
  3. Sarah True                       USA        00:24:00         02:32:23         01:21:06         04:21:53
  4. Heather Jackson              USA        00:27:28         02:26:35         01:25:16         04:23:53
  5. Jeanni Seymour               ZAF         00:25:01         02:31:11         01:27:37         04:28:25

The 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside triathlon saw more than 2,500 athletes representing 32 countries and 47 states start the race. Competitors ranged in age from 18–76 years old. One of more than 100 events in the global IRONMAN 70.3 Series, the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside triathlon led athletes along a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run throughout Oceanside, Calif. and its surrounding areas. Athletes began their day with a swim start in the Oceanside Harbor and once out of the water, participants embarked upon a single-loop bike course that ventured through Camp Pendleton and San Onofre Bluffs State Park. Athletes experienced rolling hills prior to San Mateo hill followed by two more hills only to come upon a flat but windy road back to the Oceanside Harbor. The double-loop run course wound along the Oceanside Pier and then out to Oceanside’s flat beachfront path known as “The Strand,” where miles of sandy beaches provide beautiful views. Offering a professional prize purse of $50,000 USD, the race also awarded a total of 30 age-group qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship which will take place in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa on September 1 and 2.

Full results for the IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside triathlon can be found at www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/oceanside/results.aspx.

For additional event information, please visit www.ironman.com/oceanside70.3.