2011 Marines Ironman 70.3 World Championship
by on September 19, 2011 in Ironman 70.3 / Half Iron Race Reports

Congratulations to Craig Alexander and Melissa Rollison for taking home the 2011 Marines Ironman 70.3 World Championship titles!

In it’s first year at Lake Las Vegas it was looking to be a very tough day for competitors as temperatures were expected to reach into the 100s. Fortunately (for those, like myself, who don’t particularly enjoy running in 100-degree heat) a cloud-cover kept things a little cooler (in the 90s).

The competition, however, was on fire and Crowie’s amazing 1:11:50 run split allowed him to catch Chris Lieto on the run to take the title.

On the women’s side things were flying as well and Melissa Rollinson’s blistering 1:21:14 run split shot her to her first Ironman 70.3 title barely a year after taking up triathlon after a successful track and field career.

Congratulations to all the winners, age-group winners, and everyone who qualified for this year’s 70.3 championship race!

2011 Marines Ironman 70.3 World Championship Results
Pro Men 

1. Craig Alexander

2. Chris Lieto

3. Jeff Symonds

4. Michael Weiss

5. Joe Gambles

6. Paul Matthews

7. Raynard Tissink

8. Tim Berkel

9. Luke Bell

10. Alessandro Degasperi

Pro Women 


1. Melissa Rollison

2. Karin Thuerig

3. Linsey Corbin

4. Heather Jackson

5. Joanna Lawn

6. Leanda Cave

7. Heather Wurtele

8. Emma-Kate Lidbury

9. Christie Sym

10. Michelle Wu

Visit ironman.com for a full recap and results.

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