new records at ironman 70 3 austria 300x210   New records at Ironman 70.3 AustriaThe 2010 Ironman 70.3 in St. Polten, Austria was a display of all European triathletes’ capacity to smash the men’s and women’s course records. Filip Ospaly, a Czech, overwhelmed the depending champion Chris McCormack of Australia by finishing at 3:46:02, setting a new course record only a minute ahead of Mecca.

Chris McCormack commented later after the race, “Great race in Austria. These ITU boys are fast on the run. I had an awesome run, 69 minutes, felt strong, but he kicked past me to win.”

The Dutch triathletes, Yvonne Van Vlerken finished the race in 4:18:56 over Hungarian Erika Csomor, setting a new course record on the women’s field.

The two triathletes smashed into the finish line with only 0.2 seconds separating the runner up from the victor. Indeed, it was a classic photo finished.

Ironman 70.3 Austria
St. Pölten, Austria

Top 5 professional men
1. Filip Ospaly (CZE) 3:46:01
2. Chris McCormack (AUS)…

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