It may be Coeur d'Alene's first ever 70.3 IRONMAN event, but that doesn't mean it can't have a pair of repeat champions.
Andy Potts was the first to cross the finish line in Coeur d'Alene with a time of 3:54:45, winning the IRONMAN 70.3 in Coeur d'Alene. Last June, Potts won the Lake City's 140.6 IRONMAN with a time of 8:20:35. That IRONMAN race has been pushed back to August this year.
The second and third place finishers crossed the finish line just behind Potts. Australian Josh Amberger had a time of 3:56:49 and Mark Bowstead of New Zealand took third place with a final time of 3:57:16.
On the women's side, Heather Jackson took the top spot with a time of 4:19:34. Jackson also won the full IRONMAN in Coeur d'Alene one year ago.
Rounding out the women's podium are Ellie Salthouse, who finished with a final time of 4:27:44 and Malindi Elmore, who had a time of 4:29:09.