June 6, 2010 – Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Video by David Corrigan
Tim DeBoom (right), two time Ironman world champion, finished first in the Rohto Ironman 70.3 Hawaii race on Saturday, crossing the Honu Pointe finish line at the Fairmont Orchid in 4 hours, 4 minutes and 2 seconds. It was the first time the 40 year old Boulder, Colorado triathlete competed in the race.
Last year’s women victor, 40 year old Belinda Granger of Noosa Heads in Queensland, Australia, repeated as champion with a first place finish of 4 hours 34 minutes and 38 seconds.
The Ironman 70.3 is a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike, and a 13.1 mile run triathlon, which is half the distance of the Ford Ironman World Championship. Along with the honor of finishing the race itself, the event is a means to an even greater opportunity… a limited number of coveted, qualifying slots to compete in the Ironman World Championship held in Kona in October. 28 qualifying slots were up for grabs for all athletes, while 24 qualifying slots were available to Big Island athletes that meet the residency requirements. An additional 20 slots were reserved for top finishing neighbor island athletes.
The video above shows a few moments from the finish line on race day.
The top 5 finishers, for men and women:
1. Timothy Deboom – 04:04:02
2. Luke Bell 04:05:29
3. Matt Lieto 04:08:14
4. Paul Attard 04:10:02
5. Timothy Marr 04:12:51
1. Belinda Granger 04:34:38
2. Bree Wee 04:40:13
3. Emily Cocks 04:45:05
4. Nell Stephenson 04:49:14
5. Christina Jackson 04:50:16