(World Triathlon Corporation / IronmanCalifornia.com) American Andy Potts and Australian Mirinda Carfrae celebrated victories at today’s Rohto Ironman 70.3 California. Potts and Carfrae crossed the finish line in 3:55:49 and 4:26:18, respectively.
Potts exited the water first and was followed by a pack that included Kyle Leto (USA), Rasmus Henning (DNK), Matty Reed (USA) and Paul Ambrose (GBR), among others. He maintained his lead throughout the bike with Weiss taking it from him toward the end. Weiss led out of transition, but shortly into the run, Henning took the lead by a mere few seconds. Henning, Potts, Weiss and Schildknecht ran together in a tight pack for several miles before Potts and Henning started fighting each other for the lead. Potts pulled away from Henning with less than half a mile to go and claimed his title.