It was a strong showing by age-group triathletes across all age categories at Ironman 70.3 Panama on Sunday February 3, 2013.
The honor of being the very first age-group triathlete across the finish line went to Alfredo Trujano who posted an excellent time of 4:22:33. Alfredo led the way as part of the 35-39 category.
It was a tight battle for second spot as Julian Munoz crossed the line in 4:28:35 to just edge out Sebastian Castellano who was right behind him in 4:28:49. They represented the 30-34 and 40-44 age-groups respectively.
Lotty Harari was entered in the 40-44 age category and was the first age-group woman to cross the finish line of Ironman 70.3 Panama 2013 with a very fast time of 4:55:54. Harari was the only age-group woman to come in under the five hour mark.
Christina Mata of the 25-29 age-group was in second spot for the women with a clocking of 5:05:47.
Congratulations to Carolina Dementiev and Erick Pena who were the first female and male athletes across the finish line in the 18-24 category. They posted times of 5:21:11 and 4:46:17 respectively.
In one of the senior categories Raymond Levesque of Canada had a sensational race when he sizzled across the finish line in 5:24:39 while representing the 60-64 age-group..
For the senior age-group women it was Stephanie Bassin leading the way. Stephanie competed in the 55-59 age-group which was the most senior female category represented in the race.
There are also entries in the male 70-74 and 75-79 categories in the race and they are still on the course.
For a look at how they made out all the top age-group finishers visit IronStruck.com.