Laundry fifth in Ironman 70.3 world championship
ST. GEORGE, Utah — Jackson Laundry of Guelph claimed a fifth-place finish in Saturday’s Ironman 70.3 world championships men’s race.
Laundry completed the event in three hours, 43 minutes and 24 seconds. He was 18th after a swim of 1.2 miles and sixth after cycling 56 miles before embarking on the 13.1-mile run.
Gustav Iden of Norway won in 3:37:13 while Sam Long of the U.S. was second in 3:41:09, Daniel Baekkegard of Denmark third in 3:42:24 and Miki Taagholt of Denmark fourth in 3:43:07.
Iden was 21st after the swim and moved up to second after the bike leg.
Guelph’s Taylor Reid was 32nd in 4:07:50. He was 46th after the swim and 17th after the bike.
The Guelph pair of Norm O’Reilly and Marek Nowakowski also competed in the event that had 3,433 finishers.
- Guelph Sports Journal