Sam Long (USA) And Jeanni Metzler (ZAF) Top Competition at Intermountain Health IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship St. George Triathlon

May 6, 2023

- Over 1,600 athletes converged in southwest Utah to compete for North American title - Live coverage of Saturday’s event was broadcast on Outside TV as second of 12 IRONMAN 70.3 stops throughout 2023 season

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.

Top five professional men’s results:

1. Sam Long USA 00:25:27 02:02:33 01:12:42 03:43:05
2. Trevor Foley USA 00:27:55 02:02:27 01:12:06 03:45:27
3. Jackson Laundry CAN 00:25:23 02:05:16 01:12:53 03:46:11
4. Lionel Sanders CAN 00:26:04 02:04:58 01:13:35 03:48:20
5.Tomas Rodriguez Hernandez MEX 00:24:26 02:09:29 01:11:30 03:48:23

Top five professional women’s results:

1. Jeanni Metzler ZAF 00:25:56 02:24:01 01:23:35 04:16:42
2. Skye Moench USA 00:28:04 02:21:34 01:24:26 04:17:42
3. Danielle Lewis USA 00:30:58 02:22:11 01:21:44 04:18:24
4. Anna Bergsten SWE 00:30:02 02:21:45 01:25:53 04:21:48
5. Jackie Hering USA 00:27:55 02:29:42 01:22:26 04:23:35

The 2023 Intermountain Health 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 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-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 Intermountain Health 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 Intermountain Health IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship St. George triathlon and other exclusive content, visit Outsidetv.com.

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