Lance Armstrong’s blazing 2:01:46 bike split keyed his second Ironman 70.3 victory and Linsey Corbin’s 2:25:02 bike highlighted her win at the 9th annual Rohto Ironman 70.3 Honu Saturday in Hawaii.
Armstrong emerged from the swim in 3rd, just a few seconds behind Timothy Marr, then poured on the jets with a blazing bike that put 3:19 on key rival Chris Lieto and 6:55 on reigning Hy-Vee champion Greg Bennett. With Lieto fading due to a lingering foot injury, Bennett took up the chase and cut the margin to 3 minutes with two miles to go. But at the end, Armstrong’s swift bike allowed him to cruise to the finish with a 1:22:29 run that brought him to the line in 3:50:55. Bennett’s race-fastest 1:18:21 run in the Kona wind and heat brought him home second, 2:46 behind the seven-time Tour de France champion.