Gallery: Ironman 70.3 World Championships
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Sep 4, 2018  hits 14,288

The 70.3 World Championship race took place in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa, this past weekend, and the field did not disappoint. A very large number of the big names in the sport were present, including World Champions (plural), Olympic Gold Medalists (plural), and the fastest multisport athletes on the globe. Despite two days of intense fireworks, the podiums were fairly straightforward. Swiss phenomenon and reigning Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Champ Daniela Ryf was unstoppable, taking the win on the women's side. For the men, multiple-World Champ and Olympic Gold medalist Jan Frodeno held off a hard-charging Allistair Brownlee and Javier Gomez to grab the title.

TriRig is incredibly proud that out of the six podium spots, three athletes ride our products. Javier Gomez (3rd place male) and Lucy Charles (2nd place female) both ride our Omega X brakes front and rear. Anne Haug (3rd place female) has been riding our brakes and the Alpha X aerobars for quite some time, racking up a number of wins.

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Women's Race 

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  • Danila Ryf rocking her Felt IA FRD (rim brake version, for now)
  • Lucy Charles riding her Specialized Shiv, ENVE SES aerobars, Profile Design hydration, and TriRig Omega X brakes front and rear.
  • You'd be forgiven for thinking this could be Kona - but it's actually South Africa.
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  • Anne Haug, third place, riding her Scrane frame, with Alpha X aerobars and Omega X brakes. She also has a neat custom storage solution behind her Elite aero bottle on the frame. Looks similar to the custom boxes that Drag2Zero has done for the Scott Plasma 5.
  • Lucy Charles riding her Specialized Shiv, ENVE SES aerobars, Profile Design hydration, and TriRig Omega X brakes front and rear.
  • Cows! Oh, and Jenny Fletcher aboard her custom-painted Ventum One.
  • Sara True riding hard.
  • Daniela Ryf and Lucy Charles charging hard up a hill.
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Men's Race 

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  • Frodo hasn't really changed up his rig in the last couple years - it's more or less the stock Canyon Speedmax SLX, albiet with a custom monoriser aerobar solution up front that helps reduce the frontal area.
  • Brownlee coming up the hill.
  • Javier Gomez on his Specialized Shiv, equipped with Omega X brakes and HED Corsair aerobars.
  • Sam Appleton aboard his Giant Trinity Advanced Pro, with 51-Speedshop Ultimate extensions.
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