On Sunday May 25 an excellent field of pro triathletes battled it out in St. Polten, Austria for top spot in the 2014 Ironman 70.3 St. Polten results.
The St. Polten triathlon attracted some of the best European pros in the world and it made for an exciting day of racing.
It seemed before the run sounded that there were many male pros quite capable of winning the race on their best effort.
A slight edge was given to Daniel Halksworth, Michael Weiss, Emeko Llanos, and Mariano Vanhoenacker to fight it out for top spot on the podium.
It was Eneko Llanos who raced the best through-out all three disciplines and earned the victory in the end.
He was third out of the water, fourth on the 90k bike course, and posted the fastest time of the day in the 21k run.
His winning time was 3:51:51 and it was good enough to take the win by 66 seconds over Marino Vanhoenakker who finished one minute ahead of Michael Weiss who rounded out the podium.
For the pro women it was Gina Crawford and Simone Brandli posting very fast swim time of 27:45 and 27:49 but it was the stronger bikers who took over the lead on the bike course.
Although Lisa Hutthaler of Austria had almost two minutes to make up after the swim, her strong bike and run propelled her to victory by almost three minutes over second place Denis Sketako of Slovakia.
Kaisa Lehtonen of Finland took the final spot on the podium.
The pro were racing for prize money and Kona Ranking Points toward the Ironman World Championships set to take place in the Fall of 2014.
There were also 30 age-group qualifying spots for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Mont Tremblant, Quebec.
Visit IronStruck.com for a look at the finish times of all the top pro and age-group athletes.