Sam Long (USA) Repeats While Paula Findlay (CAN) Tops the Women’s Field at 2024 IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championships in St. George, Utah

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Sam Long (USA) sets new course best time of 3:39:17 and Paula Findlay (CAN) earns second win in St. George while both earn first race wins in the IRONMAN Pro Series securing 2,500 points each.

ST. GEORGE, Utah (May 4, 2024) – Stunning St. George and Southwestern Utah played host to the 2024 Intermountain Health IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship St. George triathlon today, doubling as the third race of the IRONMAN Pro Series. The race saw Sam Long (USA) repeat as a winner in St George, setting a new course best with a time of 3:39:17, while Paula Findlay (CAN) pulled away from the women’s field to take the tape in 4:09:27.

ST GEORGE, UTAH – MAY 04: Sam Long of the United States reacts after finishing first place competes in the the 2024 Intermountain Health IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship on May 04, 2024 in St George, Utah. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

“That back-to-back title sounds really good right now I must say,” said Long following his victory. “I realized I could break two hours as I was nearing the top of Snow Canyon, but I got to stay on the gas. My whole goal coming into this race was to execute a great run. So even though I had a lead I was very process oriented and was just loving it out there to be honest.”

ST GEORGE, UTAH – MAY 04: Paula Findlay of Canada reacts after finishing first place competes in the the 2024 Intermountain Health IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship on May 04, 2024 in St George, Utah. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

“It was good, it was a hard race,” said Findlay on the finish line. “The swim was actually quite comfortable and I really wanted to break away on the bike, so I used the hills to my advantage. What I like best is climbing, so my whole goal for this race was to be brave on the downhills. This course is so so challenging, it’s like climbing a mountain. Great crowd support, loved the course.”

Top Five Female Professional Results 
PlaceName (Country)SwimBikeRunTotal Time
1Paula Findlay (CAN)25:582:16:411:23:254:09:27
2Ellie Salthouse (AUS)25:572:20:561:21:414:11:56
3Jackie Hering (USA)27:352:20:151:21:224:12:50
4Jeanni Metzler (ZAF)25:492:22:151:23:194:14:47
5Kate Curan (GBR)25:462:22:151:24:194:15:42
 
 
Top Five Male Professional Results 
PlaceName (CountrySwimBikeRunTotal Time
1Sam Long (USA)26:001:59:571:10:463:39:17
2Ben Hamilton (NZL)24:552:05:211:13:403:46:52
3Antony Costes (FRA)23:282:05:531:16:083:48:19
4Jackson Laundry (CAN)25:222:06:301:13:463:48:22
5Nicholas Quenet (ZAF)22:462:06:371:16:443:48:49
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