A strong race by Swiss’ Imogen Simmonds just saw her take the gold at Ironman 70.3 Gdynia. Sweden’s Sara Svensk ended up in second place (+2:20), while Poland’s Aleksandra Jedrzejewska took third (+3:43).
Simmonds was already in first place after the swim part, noting a time of 24:29 minutes. Svensk had quite a gap to close after the first discipline, as she exited the water in 7th place (+2:56). On the bike, Simmonds increased her lead to 3:52 minutes to the second-place woman: Germany’s Caroline Pohle.
During the half-marathon, Pohle initially closed up to Simmonds, but later Simmonds took off and continued to run towards the victory. Running 1:22:11 hour, Simmonds broke the tape, Svensk ran to a second place, while Jedrzejewska overtook Pohle to take third. Pohle finished outside the podium.