Taking advantage of beautiful California conditions, Jan Frodeno (GER) and Heather Jackson (USA) used blistering run splits to capture wins at today's Accenture IRONMAN 70.3 California triathlon, crossing the finish line in 3:47:08 and 4:14:47, respectively. Frodeno, Germany's 2008 gold medalist, earned his second consecutive win in Oceanside while Heather Jackson earned her second win in three years.
Five-time IRONMAN 70.3 California champion Andy Potts (USA) led a strong men's field out of the water with his 22:44 swim time. Following closely was last year's winner in Oceanside, Jan Frodeno (GER), while the rest of the contenders were looking at one to two and half minute deficits as they ran into transition.
Once on the bike, a large pack consisting of Maik Twelsiek (GER), Ronnie Schildknecht (CHE), Brent McMahon (CAN), Jesse Thomas (USA) and Lionel Sanders (CAN) joined Potts and Frodeno at the front of the race. After the lead was exchanged a number times in the...