Igor Amorelli became the first Brazilian athlete to take the Ironman Brazil title, while Canada’s Sara Gross had a breakout performance to take her first Ironman win.
Amorelli capped off his day with a 2:52:07 marathon to edge out fellow Brazilian Santiago Alves Ascenco. Ascenco earned the runner-up spot, with Spain’s Marcel Zamora rounding out the top three.
Gross put together a 55:41 swim, a 4:49:42 bike and a 3:06:12 marathon to be the only female pro under nine hours at 8:56:35. Belgium’s Sophie Goos finished second at 9:00:21. Arian Monticeli was the top female Brazilian in third at 9:02:44.
Florianopolis Island, Brazil – May 25, 2014
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run
1. Igor Amorelli (BRA) 8:07:54
2. Santiago Alves Ascenco (BRA) 8:11:46
3. Marcel Zamora (ESP) 8:23:20
4. Harry Wiltshire (GBR) 8:32:34
5. Petr Vabrousek (CZE) 8:33:16
1. Sara Gross (CAN) 8:56:35
2. Sophie Goos (BEL) 9:00:21
3. Ariane Monticeli (BRA) 9:02:44
4. Lisa Roberts (USA) 9:07:42
5. Jessie Donavan (USA) 9:14:40