70.3 Eagleman returns for the 23rd year of competing in Cambridge Maryland

Friday 08 June 2018
The city of Cambridge was settled by English colonists in 1684, making it one of the oldest colonial cities in Maryland. To this day it has remained a small, scenic town, rich in history and full of sights straight out of James Michener's novel, Chesapeake.

One thing that makes this course unique is its bike course, taking athletes through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge—a critical waterfowl sanctuary for birds migrating along the Atlantic Flyway and containing nearly one-third of Maryland's tidal wetlands. The refuge consists of over 27,000 acres of freshwater impoundments, tidal wetlands, open fields, and mixed forests. The refuge is also home to over 250 bird species, 35 species of reptiles and amphibians, 165 species of threatened and endangered plants, and numerous mammals that can be spotted throughout the year in the region's marshes, forests, meadows, and fields.

A precursor to the IRONMAN Maryland, and partaking of much of the same course, this race has been popular among triathletes based in the area for years. Athletes will begin with a 1.2-mile, one-loop swim in the Choptank River on the Delmarva Peninsula. The course is rectangular, and features an in-water start, exiting at the Great Marsh Park. Water temperatures can vary between 73 and 79 degrees Fahrenheit. The 56-mile, one-loop bike travels through Dorchester County, and into the aforementioned wildlife refuge. The course is flat, fast and scenic. The 13.1-mile, one-loop run is on calm country roads offering numerous straightaways—opportunities for athletes to size up their competition.

The 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman will offer 30 qualifying slots to the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.

Professionals compete for P-500 points plus $30,000 prize purse.

MALE PRO:
1 Beals Cody CAN (Canada)
3 Yoder Andrew USA (United States of America)
4 Montgomery Jake AUS (Australia)
5 Rea Tim AUS (Australia)
6 Otstot Adam USA (United States of America)
7 Canhedo Vinicius BRA (Brazil)
9 Chirinos Andres PER (Peru)
10 Bradley Scott USA (United States of America)
12 Winslow Timothy USA (United States of America)
14 Daugherty Sean USA (United States of America)
15 Hall Benson USA (United States of America)
16 Cavelier Sacha CAN (Canada)
18 Stock Chris USA (United States of America)
19 Clarke Daniel CAN (Canada)
20 Dempsey Alan CAN (Canada)
21 Arden Josh USA (United States of America)
22 Botelho Raymond USA (United States of America)
23 Bouchard Frederic CAN (Canada)
26 LeJeune Johnathan USA (United States of America)
27 Lussi Hunter USA (United States of America)

FEMALE PRO:
35 Robertson Jodie USA (United States of America)
37 Roy Stephanie CAN (Canada)
38 Withrow Kelsey USA (United States of America)
39 Mathews Laura USA (United States of America)
40 Benner Holly USA (United States of America)
41 Davis‐Hayes Cecilia USA (United States of America)
42 Johann Carly USA (United States of America)
43 Valentine Nicole USA (United States of America)
44 Hansen Jennie USA (United States of America)
45 Van Der Merwe Natasha USA (United States of America)
46 Miller Leslie USA (United States of America)
47 Hachmeister Ericka USA (United States of America)
48 Falcaro Nicole USA (United States of America)
50 Delisle Laurence USA (United States of America)
51 Clark Jennifer USA (United States of America)
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