Las Vegas is history and Paul showed a great performance in Mexico. At his seventh 70.3 race of this season he was in the leading group from the beginning on. After the swim it was a bigger group which left the first transition area. In the end just three athletes finished the bike ride together four minutes ahead of the following group. It was the German Andi Böcherer, the Australian Luke McKenzie and Paul. Böcherer started pretty fast and nobody could endanger his victory. Paul was on the second position. But the fast Italian Daniel Fontana came from the chasers group and just overtook Paul at the end of the half marathon. Though Paul was happy with another podium result at an Ironman 70.3 race. It was his last race in America and in a few days he will fly home to Australia.
On the other side Jodie was not that happy with her race. In the water and on the bike she was in a top position but on the run she had to slow down and dropped out later. She has not recovered yet from the strain of the last weeks.
Swen had a lot of problems in the last time and did not come in shape. Ironman 70.3 France was the race he wanted to show his old strength. Before he was in the states and trained on high altitude. That did not work for Las Vegas. But after a few days of recovery he thought it would run again. And it (he) ran well. He came out of the water two minutes behind the leading guys but his bike performance was good and he could get a group which chased the French leader Poulat. Then Swen had a moment of shock. A gust of wind hit him and he left the road. But he did not hurt himself and his material was not damaged so he could continue. With an excellent run split he got forth just second behind the French Viennot, Poulat and Banti. Now he is self-confident to add some more top results in the following races to his resume.