Norwegian athletes dominate Ironman 70.3 Warsaw, wins for Casper Stornes and Solveig Lovseth

Casper Stornes wins Ironman 70.3 Warsaw (Archive Picture: World Triathlon / Insta Stornes)

A great day for Norwegian triathletes, as Casper Stornes and Solveig Lovseth won Ironman 70.3 Warsaw today. They also did so with such great superiority that they crossed the finish line with a huge lead.

Stornes started the half marathon at the same time as Kacper Stepniak, but proved far too strong for his direct competitor. He eventually won the race in a time of 3:28:12. It was not Stepniak who finished second, as Dutchman Jorik van Egdom ran strongly from sixth position to almost the front and eventually finished second in 3:35:09. Stepniak did still finish third in 3:35:27. Also nice to see Gustav Iden getting stronger again: he started third in the final run and lost a lot of time there, but did eventually finish fourth in 3:39:51.

For Lovseth, it was a beautiful but lonely day. Already after the swim she had a small lead, but on the bike and run it was built to decent proportions. Lovseth won the race in 3:52:09. Marta Lagownik was second in 4:04:45 and Megan McDonald was third in 4:07:53.