Hannah Wells continued an impressive 2019 taking the title at Ironman 70.3 Taupo in 4:21:46. Wells overcame early nutritional challenges to swim 26:57, bike 2:24:58, and run 1:24:36. Winning in Taupo was extra special for Wells, a Kiwi, as this is the only professional Ironman 70.3 in New Zealand.
The 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championship will take place in Taupo, though on a slightly different course, and this title will give Hannah Wells a lot of confidence heading into a World Championship on home soil.
Kanute first out of the water at Ironman 70.3 Bahrain
Ben Kanute the lead out of the water in his Tsunami 1.0 Speedsuit in 22:20 at Ironman 70.3 Bahrain. Once out on the bike, Kanute remained in the mix, but he struggled on the run, finishing in 6th.
This marks the end of the 2019 season for Ben Kanute. It has been a very successful year, winning Ironman 70.3 Oceanside, Escape from Alcatraz, St. Anthony's Triathlon, and Barbados Conti-Cup.