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The Ironman World Championship has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978, with an additional race in 1982. It is owned and organized by the World Triathlon Corporation. It is the annual culmination of a series of Ironman triathlon qualification races held throughout the worl
This past weekend, Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt set a new IRONMAN 70.3 world best time after racing to victory in Bahrain, successfully defending his Middle East Championship title in the process.
There was also another heroic display from Great Britain’s Holly Lawrence, who joined Blummenfelt by defending her 2017 title after seeing off the gutsy challenge of compatriot Sarah Lewis, cheered on by thousands of fans on a thrilling race day in the Middle East.
But it was the powerful display from the Bergen-born Blummenfelt that captured the imagination on a near-perfect day conditions-wise in Bahrain. His official time of 3:29:04 beat the previous world best of 3:34:04, held by Germany’s Michael Raelert, by five minutes.
After exiting the swim course in sixth place, some 38 seconds behind leader Eric Watson, Blummenfelt quickly got himself into contention on the bike leg, taking the lead after 28K in front of fellow countrymen Caspar Stornes and Gustav Iden, as well as Britain’s Adam Bowden.