Léo Bergère (Fra) And Tamara Jewett (Can) Claim Victories at Athletic Brewing IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside Triathlon To Kick Off The 2023 North American IRONMAN 70.3 Race Season

April 1, 2023

- Over 2,400 athletes converged in southern California for the long standing and popular IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (April 1, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Oceanside, California and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton once again played host to the Athletic Brewing IRONMAN® 70.3® Oceanside triathlon on Saturday, April 1 kicking off the 2023 North American IRONMAN 70.3 schedule. With many of triathlon’s best on hand, the event saw 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series champion, Léo Bergère (FRA) hold onto a commanding lead to capture the overall victory with a time of 3:45:25, while in the women’s race, Tamara Jewett (CAN) provided a dominate performance on the run and secured the win with a finishing with a time of 4:08:09. The race was featured live on Outside TV, and was the first 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.

Only twelve seconds back in second place in the men’s race was Jason West (USA) who took second place with a time of 3:45:37, while defending champion Jackson Laundry (CAN) claimed third spot on the podium with a time of 3:47:38. In the professional women’s race, reigning IRONMAN World Champion, Chelsea Sodaro (USA) took second with a time of 4:09:31, while Kat Matthews (GBR) secured third place with a time of 4:12:27 making her triumphant return to racing following a long recovery from a training accident last fall.


Top five professional men’s results:

1. Léo Bergère FRA 00:22:10 02:08:17 01:10:34 03:45:25
2. Jason West USA 00:22:44 02:11:04 01:07:40 03:45:37
3. Jackson Laundry CAN 00:23:47 02:06:59 01:12:37 03:47:38
4. Ben Kanute USA 00:22:39 02:09:47 01:12:37 03:49:38
5. George Goodwin GBR 00:23:22 02:07:18 01:15:26 03:50:35

Top five professional women’s results:

1. Tamara Jewett CAN 00:25:45 02:24:38 01:12:59 04:08:09
2. Chelsea Sodaro USA 00:25:45 02:23:37 01:15:21 04:09:31
3. Kat Matthews GBR 00:25:44 02:23:10 01:18:33 04:12:27
4. Holly Lawrence GBR 00:24:15 02:25:09 01:22:38 04:16:32
5. Paula Findlay CAN 00:25:45 02:23:17 01:27:49 04:21:52


The 2023 Athletic Brewing IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside triathlon North American TriClub Championship – Southwest saw more than 2,400 athletes start the race, which included 1303 TriClub athletes and 310 TriClub teams. The event led athletes along a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run throughout Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and the city of Oceanside. The competition began with a swim inside Oceanside Harbor before they embarked on the single-loop bike course that ventured through the rolling hills of Camp Pendleton and San Onofre Bluffs State Park. The flat and fast two-loop run course took athletes along the scenic southern California coast before an exciting finish on two iconic Oceanside landmarks including the Strand and the Oceanside Pier. The event offered 30 age group qualifying slots, and 50 extra slots for Women to the 2023 VinFast 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-oceanside-results.

To access coverage from the 2023 Athletic Brewing IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside triathlon and other exclusive content, visit Outsidetv.com.

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The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series events including the Canyons Endurance Runs™ by UTMB®, Tarawera Ultra by UTMB® and Ultra-Trail Australia™ by UTMB®, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz® virtual cycling, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.com.

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