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Potts Wins Second Straight IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene

Andy Potts claimed his second straight IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene by destroying the field. Andy Potts claimed his second straight IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene by destroying the field.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Andy Potts pulled away from the rest of the pack on his bike and on the ground after coming out of the water in second place by a few seconds to demolish the field with a time of 8:20:35 and win his second straight IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene on Sunday. 


Potts beat the field by 20:37 and had time to enjoy the win with the fans surrounding the finish line and with his family waiting for him to win. The 38-year-old longtime pro even had time to crack a joke with the voice of IRONMAN, Mike Reilly, as he celebrated his win.


"I think everyone deserves a medal today because it was a cooker out there," Potts said in 100-plus degree heat.


Callum Millward of New Zealand placed second with a time of 8:41:12 and third-place finisher, Stephen Kilshaw of Canada, crossed 1:52 after him.


Trevor Wurtele, who's wife Heather Wurtele is a three-time IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene champion (including back-to-back wins in 2013 and 2014), finished fourth with 8:46:38 on the big clock.


Barrett Brandon had the fastest swim on the day and one of the fasted runs, but he lost time on the bike to finish fifth with an 8:47:29 result.


Internationals Trevor Delsaut (France) and Pedro Gomes (Puerto Rico) finished 6th and 7th with times of 8:47:49 and 8:53:15, respectively.


Derek Garcia of Coeur d'Alene heard the words, "You are an IRONMAN," from Reilly's mouth just under nine hours into the race, with an 8:58:55 outing.


New Yorker Doug Maclean showed true IRONMAN spirit by limping across the finish line in 26th place. 19-year-old finished with a time of 9:24:42 to take 13th place and the best time in his 18-24 age group.


Next year the race moves to August and a 70.3 Half IRONMAN has been added to the schedule.



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