Ironman 70.3 was held in St. Petersburg for the first time
Last weekend St. Petersburg hosted the first Ironman 70.3 triathlon. The race brought together athletes from all over the world - more than 2500 racers from 64 countries.
The swimming stage was held on the Rowing Canal - 1900 m.The cycling stage with a distance of 90.1 km went along the Western High-Speed Diameter, and the event ended with a running stage of 21.1 km along the picturesque location of the city.
For men of all ages, Ilya Slepov was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 4 hours 14 seconds. In his account, he posted a photo where he lies exhausted after the race. "Pain is temporary, glory is forever!", wrote Slepov. Denis Krestin finished second with 4:02:12, third - Alexei Nikulin (4:04:04).
Among women, Kristina Kochetkova finished first (4:29:31), second - Daria Chunareva (4:35:41), third - Yulia Antipina (4:44:11).
Among male para-athletes, Leonid Tyutin finished first with a result of 5:19:43, the best time among female para-athletes was shown by Ksenia Vybornykh - 5:15:58. The best in the relay was the Russian team Bolotov.lab - 4:05:29.
Kazakhstani athletes also raced in Petesburg. The best result among 64 athletes from Kazakhstan, the best result among men was shown by Nikita Panasenko from Almaty. He finished in 4:24:10 and was second in the M25-29 age category. Yekaterina Shatnaya finished the race at 5:00:25 and became the best among Kazakhstani women. She finished third in the F40-44 category.
All competition results are available on official website.