Friday, 12 Aug, 2022

Loving Lanzarote: the day in pictures

Kat Matthews takes the win at Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote. (Photo: Club La Santa/ James Mitchell)

It is renowned as one of the hardest half-distance races in the world, but that didn’t stop it from being an incredibly exciting race, with Leo Bergere taking the men’s race and Kat Matthews taking the women’s race. Here are a few photos from the exciting day racing in Lanzarote by James Mitchell:

Germany’s Florian Angert was using this race as a tune-up for the Ironman World Championship race in St. George – his third-place finish showed he is rounding into good form! Photo: Club La Santa/ James Mitchell
Kat Matthews had a terrific bike ride, which set her up for the women’s win. Photo: Club La Santa/ James Mitchell
Competing in her first long-distance race, Great Britain’s mixed relay gold medalist Jessica Learmonth rode a road bike to a third-place finish. Photo: Club La Santa/ James Mitchell
Defending champion and defending Ironman World Champion Anne Haug couldn’t stay close enough on the bike today to contend for the win. Photo: Club La Santa/ James Mitchell
France’s Leo Bergere was unstoppable on the run, taking the lead in the closing kilometers for a big win. Photo: Club La Santa/ James Mitchell
After a strong bike, Matthews put together an impressive run to take the win. Photo: Club La Santa/ James Mitchell
A good time was had by all! Photo: Club La Santa/ James Mitchell

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