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Sam Long (USA) And Paula Findlay (CAN) Claim Victories at the 2022 Trainual IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta Triathlon

December 4, 2022

- Approximately 1,700 athletes converged in Southern California’s Coachella Valley for fourth edition of 2022 Trainual IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta triathlon which also served as the North American TriClub Championship – Southwest

INDIAN WELLS / LA QUINTA, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Southern California’s Coachella Valley played host to approximately 1,700 athletes for the 2022 Trainual IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta triathlon on Sunday, Dec. 4 The event saw athletes take on a 70.3-mile journey through swim, bike, and run through the Cities of La Quinta and Indian Wells culminating in exciting finish at the iconic Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Sunday’s Trainual IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta triathlon hosted some of triathlon’s top professionals with Boulder, Colorado’s Sam Long earning the overall victory and taking the win in the men’s professional race with a time of 3:34:34. In the women’s professional race, Canada’s Paula Findlay sprinted away from the field to earn the win and repeat her 2019 victory, finishing with a time of 4:06:10. The 2022 Trainual IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta also featured live event coverage on Outside TV, the final of 11 IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon events from across the globe to broadcast exclusively on the platform this year.

Top five professional men’s results:

SWIM

BIKE RUN FINISH
1. Sam Long USA 00:25:05 02:01:30 01:13:24

03:34:34

2. Jackson Laundry

CAN 00:25:06 02:01:43 01:14:12 03:44:22
3. Bart Aernouts BEL 00:25:43 02:04:40 01:11:04

03:45:08

4. Lionel Sanders

CAN 00:26:54 02:03:04 01:11:02 03:45:16
5. Matt McElroy USA 00:23:22 02:11:36 01:13:19

03:51:48

 

Top five professional women’s results:

SWIM BIKE RUN FINISH
1. Paula Findlay CAN 00:25:44 02:16:08 01:20:07 04:06:10
2. Tamara Jewett CAN 00:27:00 02:21:46 01:14:05 04:06:57
3. Danielle Lewis USA 00:29:49 02:17:54 01:19:40 04:11:29
4. Jeanni Metzler USA 00:25:40 02:23:11 01:22:33 04:15:46
5. Lisa Perterer AUS 00:26:48 02:25:35 01:21:44 04:19:36

 

Approximately 1,700 athletes from 31 countries and 48 U.S. states embarked on their 70.3-mile journey beginning with a 1.2-mile swim followed by a 56-mile bike and capped off their race with a 13.1-mile run. The swim took place in the clear waters of Lake Cahuilla, providing an ideal experience for athletes of all levels. The one-loop bike course offered a flat and fast experience across county roads, the Thermal Raceway, the City of La Quinta and the iconic Indian Wells Tennis Gardens. The day ended with a beautiful run through the Indian Wells Golf Resort and finish line at the iconic Tennis Gardens. Serving as the North American TriClub Championship – Southwest, the 2022 Trainual IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta triathlon offered exclusive benefits to TriClub members competing today. Benefits include: a TriClub Welcome Party with raffle prizes and complimentary food and drink, custom Indian Wells Tree Ornament Welcome Gift, a finish line photo shoot, an Enhanced TriClub Village experience, custom TriClub awards and exclusive TriClub awards ceremony. Official results for the 2022 Trainual IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta triathlon can be found at www.ironman.com/im703-indian-wells-results.

The Trainual IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta triathlon will return to Southern California on Dec. 3, 2023. Pre-sale registration for the 2023 event is currently open and can be accessed by visiting www.ironman.com/im703-indian-wells.

For more information on the 2022 Trainual IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta triathlon, visit www.ironman.com/im703-indian-wells. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.

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