MAJOR WINS IRONMAN CALIFORNIA
On a spectacular Southern California morning, Kate Major stormed the field at the Ford Ironman 70.3 California race. On the strength of the day’s fastest bike and fastest run, Kate took the race lead from Becky Lavelle at run mile 5 and won by five and half minutes. How impressive a win was this? Kate’s run split and final time was faster than the past two winners on the same course – Michellie Jones (2006) and Sam McGlone (2005). Asked about her race, Kate said it was good to let out the “frustrations” over her sub-par Ironman Kona last October.
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Ford Ironman 70.3 California
Saturday, March 31, 2007
1 Major, Kate 4:26:15 (27:49/2:32:34/1:21:22)
2 Griesbauer, Dede 4:31:46 (24:56/2:34:44/1:27:26)
3 Lavelle, Becky 4:33:03 (24:26/2:34:21/1:30:43)
4 Lion, Alisha 4:34:49 (28:45/2:35:48/1:25:23)
5 Cave, Leanda 4:37:46 (24:12/2:39:09/1:25:33)
Michellie Jones 4:30:43 (27:58/2:31:53/1:26:52)
2005 WinnerSamantha McGlone 4:28:15 (26:00/2:35:12/1:22:34)
Courtois Straight Through to the Semis
– Pauline Courtois leads after first day