British athlete Lydia Dant won the Lanzarote IRONMAN race for the second consecutive year yesterday in a time of 9 hours, 59 minutes and 13 seconds.
The men’s competition was won by Arthur Horseau from France in 8:22:21. Arthur chased down previous leaders Sam Laidlaw, Dutch athlete Niek Heldoorn and Cameron Wurf from Australia in the marathon stage and came home in a time of 8:22:21. Heldoorn came second (8:24:48), and Wurf (8:30,:17) took third place.
Lydia Dant, meanwhile, dominated the women’s race from the start, knocking 22 minutes off last year’s time in a race that took place in excellent conditions. Belgian Liesbeth Verbiest came second in (10:06:10) and French athlete Jeanne Collonge was third (10:20:53).
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