HUUB’s Kristian Blummenfelt has set a new world-best 70.3 time after racing to victory in Bahrain, successfully defending his Middle East Championship title in the process. He set a new world-best time of 3:29:04 at the IRONMNAN 70.3 race, leading the Norwegian podium sweep followed by Gustav Iden and Casper Stornes. It was the same clean sweep as at WTS Bermuda but in a different order. All three finished faster than the previous world-best 70.3 time posted by Michael Raelert in 2009 (3:34:04).
Fellow HUUB athlete Matt Trautman (RSA), finished in 5th place with a time of 3:39:21 and only Adam Bowden between him and the Norwegians.
Top three professional men’s results:
|1. Kristian Blummenfelt||NOR||00:21:36||1:56:52||1:06:58||03:29:04|
|2. Gustav Iden||NOR||00:22:03||1:56:37||1:07:13||03:29:25|
|3. Casper Stornes||NOR||00:21:30||1:56:32||1:11:15||03:33:31|
Top three professional women’s results:
|1. Holly Lawrence||GBR||00:22:10||2:10:43||1:21:55||03:59:20|
|2. Sarah Lewis||GBR||00:24:28||2:12:15||1:18:41||04:00:13|
|3. Ellie Salthouse||AUS||00:23:14||2:12:16||1:26:36||04:06:25|