The United States’ Kevin Collington and Great Britain’s Leanda Cave claimed the victories at the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica triathlon in Playa del Coco. Collington put together a 25:01 swim, a 2:00:33 bike and a 1:15:36 half-marathon to claim the victory in 3:43:21. Columbia’s Carlos Quinchara Forero earned second at 3:47:58, with Chile’s Felipe Van De Wyngard rounding out the podium in 3:49:44.
Cave, the 2011 Ironman and 70.3 world champion, turned in an impressive performance with a 27:02 swim, a 2:14:25 bike and a 1:28:57 half-marathon—crossing the finish line at 4:13:20. Americans Lauren Goss (second) and Dede Griesbauer (third) were the other podium finishers.
Iroman 70.3 Playas del Coco, Guanacaste ,Costa Rica.
Photographer Wagner Araujo.