An American clean sweep at Ironman 70.3 Waco today, with Trevor Foley claiming the best podium spot. Justin Metzler settled in second place, more than three minutes behind Foley, while Andy Potts took third (+5:09).
A little group of five athletes stayed together during the swim, among them were Potts and Metzler. Foley, on the other hand, struggled in the water, and only reached his bike in 19th position, dealing with a four-minute deficit.
During the bike part it were Potts, America’s Elliot Bach and Chile’s Martin Ulloa, who hit the gas. The three of them rode together to the front, while behind them, Foley started to move up through the field. Just before T2, Metzler took off on his own, leaving the other three men about half a minute behind. In fifth position, Foley – who had bridged the gap to the other group – racked his bike (+0:34).
Once the athletes started the half-marathon, it was soon clear that Foley was in the best shape of the day. Running a 1:11:18-hour half-marathon, Foley sprinted to the victory. Metzler ended up in second place (+3:17), while Potts rounded the podium (+5:09).