Olympic Silver medallist Bevan Docherty has proven the move from ITU triathlon to the longer form of racing has paid dividends, winning Ironman NZ in March and today claiming victory at 70.3 Boise USA.
Docherty has kept the Kiwi winning streak alive in Idaho, backing up the dead heat finish last year at Boise between Matty Reed and Callum Millward.
Over the last six years, Ironman 70.3 Boise (held over the half ironman distance) has established itself as an athletes favorite for its noon start and challenging course, with Docherty proving the master of the course today winning in a time of 3:52:55, just under two minutes clear of Canadian Brent McMahon, with Australian Josh Amberger third.
Amberger was first from the water at the end of the 1.2 mile swim (23:49) with McMahon and Docherty next. Onto the bike it took just 16 miles for Docherty to grab the lead from Amberger.
Into T2 off the bike Docherty lead and headed off on the run with a 14 second lead over Amberger, with a further minute back to McMahon
Docherty proved to be the fastest on foot running a 1:15:20 to take the 2013 70.3 Boise victory, while McMahon passed Amberger to take second.
After the race Docherty commented on facebook “Ouch that hurt! Happy to get the win here at 70.3Boise thanks to Josh Amberger for driving the bike & Brent McMahon for pushing me to the end!”
The women’s race was won by Liz Reno.
Top men – Finish
1 03:52:55 4 Docherty, Bevan Santa Cruz CA USA MPRO
2 03:54:36 00:01:41 8 McMahon, Brent Victoria BC CAN MPRO
3 03:57:09 00:04:14 21 Amberger, Josh Brisbane AUS MPRO
4 03:57:49 00:04:54 7 Hoffman, Ben Boulder CO USA MPRO
5 03:58:05 00:05:10 12 Wurtele, Trevor Kelowna BC CAN MPRO
6 03:58:37 00:05:42 20 Symonds, Jeff Penticton BC CAN MPRO
7 04:04:44 00:11:49 2 Reed, Matt Boulder CO USA MPRO
8 04:05:31 00:12:36 13 Russell, Matthew Scottsdale AZ USA MPRO
9 04:06:25 00:13:30 24 Lieto, Matt Bend OR USA MPRO
10 04:07:20 00:14:25 10 McDonald, Chris Austin TX USA MPRO
Top women – Finish
1 04:28:37 46 Lyles, Liz Reno NV USA WPRO
2 04:32:42 00:04:06 41 Jackson, Heather Bend OR USA WPRO
3 04:42:07 00:13:30 49 Bromme, Uli Boulder CO USA WPRO
4 04:42:32 00:13:55 57 Green, Erin Boise ID USA WPRO
5 04:47:51 00:19:14 43 Prystayko, Olesya Clermont FL USA WPRO
6 04:48:54 00:20:18 42 Homo, Malaika Ogden UT USA WPRO
7 04:55:26 00:26:49 50 Morrison, Janelle Penticton BC CAN WPRO
8 05:08:17 00:39:41 45 Luebke, Jennifer Missoula MT USA WPRO