WILL CLARKE secured his first 70.3 win yesterday with an incredible performance at Ironman UK spurred on by his 7 month old son.
Clarke joined over 1300 registered athletes from more than 40 nations who took to the water for the 9th annual iconic IRONMAN 70.3 UK.
On his first IRONMAN 70.3 win, Clarke said “It’s a great feeling to have won today. It’s been a couple of years coming and I’m stoked to have won especially on fathers day with Freddie (my son) watching. I knew Ritchie was closing me down – a bit too close for my liking as he’s a hearty runner, so I’m really pleased.”
In the Women’s Pro field, double 70.3 UK Champion Eimear Mullan (IRE) proved too strong for the small assembled field. Whilst 30 year old age grouper Katie Henderson led the females out of the water in an impressive 0:25:58 giving her a good two minute lead, Eimear was quick to make it up on the bike. Pushing hard with little pressure from the chasing pack, Mullan steadily built her lead up to over 11 minutes to cross the finish line in 04:52:16, posting a time of nearly 5 minutes faster than 2013 and taking her third consecutive win.
On crossing the finish line Eimear said, “This is my favourite race. It was totally different this year in terms of the weather and competition but that doesn’t take away my win at all. I pushed hard and really enjoyed it.”
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