Emma Pallant takes an outstanding victory in Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire19. August 2018, Dun Laoghaire — Triathlon Team
Emma Pallant put together another outstanding performance to take her third IM70.3 win of the season. The BMC-Vifit Sport athletes crossed the finish line in Ireland in a winning time of 4:48:02.
Tine Deckers (BEL; 4:49:31) secured 2nd place, with Amber Ferreira (USA; 5:04:01) claiming the final podium spot. Another convincing performance from Pallant who is set to take on the IM70.3 Worlds in two weeks time.
Ready for IM70.3 Worlds
Emma Pallant started the day with an excellent swim, entering T1 in 2nd place 2' down from the lead. In the early parts of the bike, Emma made her move to take over the lead of the race. At the 35k mark on the bike Pallant was holding the lead with an advantage of 1’25 on the first chaser. Half way in Deckers had joined her in the front of the race and eventually broke away in the closing stages. After a very strong performance on the bike the BMC-Vifit Sport athlete entered transition in second place and started the run 1’42 down from the lead.
On the run, Pallant immediately found her ideal running pace and started to close down the gap to the front. After 7k into the half marathon Emma had taken over the lead. From then onwards Pallant gruadually extended her advantage and controlled her tempo. Posting the fastest run split of the day the BMC-Vifit Sport athlete went on to take another fantastic victory, her third IM70.3 title of the season.
Afterwards Emma Pallants looked back at her performance: "I am really happy to take the win on a fun and brutal course. We wanted a good hit out to end this block of training before the IM70.3 Worlds and the plan was to be risk free, easy on the descents and pump the hills. I had a lot of fun, the support was amazing and a truly brilliant, honest course. It’s also the first in the Nice qualifying races so will accept my automatic qualifying spot for next years IM70.3 World Championship. And now looking forward to flying to South Africa on Tuesday to prepare for the IM70.3 Worlds."
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