Ironman 70.3 Staffs 2015: Javier Gomez leaves it to the run for winning move

All eyes were on reigning world champ Javier Gomez (ESP) today for the 7am start of Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire, and he didn’t disappoint – though he didn’t take the lead until the run.

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Gloriously bright conditions at Chasewater Reservoir were a relief after the sogginess of yesterday, and after a short delay of around 10mins the pro men including GB’s Will Clarke, Gomez and Nick Kastelein (AUS) entered the water.

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— 220Triathlon (@220Triathlon) June 14, 2015

Kastelein led Gomez out of the 1.9km swim with a 23:33min split, and Will Clarke was around 40secs back in third position. But disaster struck for Kastelein moments later, as he tweeted us: