AUSSIE Timothy James 'Tim' Reed snagged the men’s pro title in the 2017 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines to ink his third straight title in Cebu.
The 32-year-old Reed clocked 3 hours, 54 minutes and 07 in the 1.9-kilometer swim, 90K bike and 21K run race, which started and ended at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City on Sunday, August 6.
Reed grabbed the lead after a stellar ride in the bike leg, finishing in 2:01:51 with more than five minutes lead from the chasers. He came out of the water third with 26:31 and finished the run leg in 1:23:36.
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Xterra pro Mauricio Mendez, 22, came second in 3:56:46 and Ryan Fisher was third with a time of 4:00:20.
Reed snatched the half-Ironman distance title in 2015 here before winning the 2016 Asia-Pacific 70.3 Championships.
The women’s pro title went to 26-year-old Amelia Watkinson of New Zealand after clocking 4:29:17. Australians Jacquiline Thistleton and Kerry Morris finished as runners-up with times of 4:35:53 and 4:39:11.
Completing the Top 10 in the men’s pro were Timothy Peter Van Berkel (4:02:31), Brent Mcmahon (4:05:24), Callum Millward (4:10:20), Brad Williams (4:19:55), Eric Watson (4:23:30), Jakub Langhammer (4:32:27) and Iain Alexandridis (4:35:12).
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