15 Jan. 2019

Andy Potts 2nd at Ironman 70.3 Pucon

"Santiago Ascenco of Brazil overcame a 1:58 deficit after the swim to finish in 3:59:33 with a 3:12 margin of victory over Andy Potts of the U.S. and 5:14 over 3rd place Felipe Barraza of Chile."

"Ascenco came out of Lake Villarica with a 7th best swim split of 27:45 which left him 1:58 behind swim leader Felipe Barraza of Chile, 1:02 behind Andy Potts and Canadian Taylor Reid, and 1:05 behind Chilean Felipe Van De Wyngard. After a race-best 2:09:51 bike split, Ascenco entered T2 in second place, 18 seconds behind Van de Wyngard, 3 seconds ahead of Potts, 54 seconds behind Barraza, and 57 seconds behind Reid." Potts was also able to overcome a deficit at the swim with a stellar performance on  the bike (2:10:44) and a great run to finsh the day (1:20:58).

"Ascenco cinched the deal with a dominating 1:17:55 half marathon – 3:03 faster than the next best run split of runner-up Potts – which brought the Brazilian to the line in 3:59:33 with a 3:12 margin of victory" over a well fought 2nd place for Potts.

Ironman 70.3 Pucon
Pucon, Chile
January 13, 2019
S 1.2 mi. / B 56 mi. / R 13.1 mi.

Article credit: Tim Carlson of Slowtwitch.com. To read the full artcile, including womens results, click HERE

Men
1. Santiago Ascenco (BRA) 3:59:33 S 27:45 T1 2:19 B 2:09:51 T2 1:45 R 1:17:55
2. Andy Potts (USA) 4:02:45 S 26:43 T1 2:30 B 2:10:44 T2 1:52 R 1:20:58
3. Felipe Barraza (CHL) 4:04:47 S 25:48 T1 2:11 B 2:12:49 T2 1:46 R 1:22:14
4. Felipe Van De Wyngard (CHL) 4:04:52 S 26:40 T1 2:34 B 2:10:23 T2 2:00 R 1:23:17
5. Taylor Reid (CAN) 4:07:48 S 26:44 T1 2:18 B 2:11:49 T2 2:00 R 1:24:59

Be sure to follow Andy on Instagram! (the guy is on point)