Sam Long (USA) and Jeanni Metzler (South Africa) Top Competition at IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship Triathlon in St. George, Utah

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (May 6, 2023) — Southwestern Utah and the Greater Zion region welcomed the return of Intermountain Health IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship St. George triathlon on Saturday, May 6. With some of triathlon’s best talent on hand, the event saw Sam Long (USA) capture the overall victory with a time of 3:43:05, while in the women’s race, Jeanni Metzler (ZAF) provided a dominate performance on the run to secure the win with a finishing with a time of 4:16:42. In depth race coverage was shown live on Outside TV, and was the second in a series of 12 IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon events from across globe to broadcast exclusively on the platform. To watch a replay of the race, visit watch.outsideonline.com/live-events/ironman-70-3.

Finishing in second place in the men’s race was Trevor Foley (USA) who finished with a time of 3:45:27, while Jackson Laundry (CAN) claimed the third spot on the podium with a time of 3:46:11. In the professional women’s race, Skye Moench (USA) took second behind Metzler with a time of 4:17:42, while Danielle Lewis (USA) secured third place with a time of 4:18:24.

Sam Long (USA) wins the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images for IRONMAN

Top five professional men’s results:

PLACENAMECOUNTRYSWIMBIKERUNFINISH
1 Sam LongUSA0:25:272:02:331:12:423:43:05
2 Trevor FoleyUSA0:27:552:02:271:12:063:45:27
3 Jackson LaundryCAN0:25:232:05:161:12:533:46:11
4 Lionel SandersCAN0:26:042:04:581:13:353:48:20
5Tomas Rodriguez HernandezMEX 0:24:262:09:291:11:303:48:23

 

Jeanni Metzler wins the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images for IRONMAN

Top five professional women’s results:

PLACENAMECOUNTRYSWIMBIKERUNFINISH
1 Jeanni MetzlerZAF0:25:562:24:011:23:354:16:42
2 Skye MoenchUSA0:28:042:21:341:24:264:17:42
3 Danielle Lewis  USA0:30:582:22:111:21:444:18:24
4 Anna BergstenSWE0:30:022:21:451:25:534:21:48
5 Jackie HeringUSA 0:27:552:29:421:22:264:23:35

The 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship St. George saw more than 1,600 athletes start the race, which included competitors from 36 countries, regions, and territories, and 46 states. The competition began with a 1.2-mile swim in Sand Hollow Reservoir in Hurricane, Utah before venturing out for a 56-mile bike into rolling hills and the signature Snow Canyon State Park climb followed by a quick descent into downtown St. George. Finally, a 13.1-run to close out the competition. Runners witnessed spectacular views of Red Cliff Desert Reserve in addition running through basalt lava fields and dancing deserts as triathletes soaked in two of Utah’s most iconic state parks. The finish line in downtown in the historic Town Square of St. George welcomed athletes. The event offered 75 age group qualifying slots, and 50 extra slots for Women to the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place on August 26 and 27 in Lahti, Finland.

Official results can be found at www.ironman.com/im703-st-george-results.

Looking Ahead to 2024

The Intermountain Health IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship St. George will return to stunning Southwestern Utah on May 4, 2024. General registration for the 2024 IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship St. George will open on July 6, 2023. For more information, athletes can visit  www.ironman.com/im703-st-george-register.

To access coverage from the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship St. George triathlon and other exclusive content, visit Outsidetv.com.

For more information on the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship St. George triathlon visit www.ironman.com/im703-st-george.

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