McDonald, Bevilaqua Win Ironman Louisville

  • By Liz Hichens
  • Published Aug 25, 2013
  • Updated Sep 6, 2013 at 8:46 PM UTC

Australians Chris McDonald and Kate Bevilaqua earned the late-season victories at today’s Ironman Louisville in Kentucky.

Men’s Race
McDonald was fourth out of the swim (48:56), first off of the bike (4:29:14) and the first to complete the marathon (2:57:56), giving him the win in a time of 8:21:34 and a new course record. The victory is Mcdonald’s third on this course. Last year’s winner Patrick Evoe (USA) had to settle for second this year at 8:34:16. Thomas Gerlach (USA) replicated his third-place finish from 2012.

Women’s Race
Bevilaqua earned her 9:29:02 win thanks to a 49:03 swim, a 5:13:32 bike and a 3:20:02 marathon. Canada’s Brooke Brown had an impressive pro debut at the Ironman distance, finishing second just over four minutes back of Bevilaqua. It was a close race to decide the podium, with American Whitney Garcia earning the third spot at 9:34:21.

Ironman Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky – Aug. 25, 2013
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run

1. Chris McDonald (AUS) 8:21:34
2. Patrick Evoe (USA) 8:34:16
3. Thomas Gerlach (USA) 8:41:11
4. Jonathan Shearon (USA) 8:43:24
5. Ryan Bates (USA) 8:57:38

1. Kate Bevilaqua (AUS) 9:29:02
2. Brooke Brown (CAN) 9:33:46
3. Whitney Garcia (USA) 9:34:21
4. Nina Kraft (GER) 9:38:45
5. April Gellatly (USA) 9:39:40

Complete results here.

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Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens is the Web Producer of She is an Ironman and marathon finisher and fan of all endurance sports.

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