2012 Ironman 70.3 World Championship results
By: Ray Fauteux
Two of the favorites going into the race were 2011 champions Craig Alexander and Mellisa Hauschildt.
However with so much class in the race there were most likely a few dozen pro triathletes quite capable of winning the race on their best effort.
Sebastian Kienle came out of virtually nowhere to win the Ironman 70.3 World Championships for 2012.
He was allowed to break away in the bike and soon was out of sight and posted an amazing 2:07:54 bike split. Josh Amberger, Andy Potts, and Craig Alexander were all almost seven minutes slower and that was the difference in the race.
Craig Alexander had a stunning 1:14:58 run split but ran out of time and fell one minute short of catching Sebastian Kienle.
Kienle won with a time of 03:54:35 and Alexander crossed the line in 03:55:36.
It was almost the same story for the pro women. Leanda Cave out-biked the field and built up a big enough lead that she was never caught.
Kelly Williamson gave it a good try, but like Craig Alexander came up just a little short despite having a sensational run split.
Leanda Cave won with a finish time of 04:28:05 and Kelly Williamson was less than a minute behind her when she crossed the line in 04:29:24.
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