Jesse Thomas and Tine Holst win Ironman Lanzarote

Jesse Thomas pulled off a stunning victory over Ironman world champion Jan Frodeno at the Club La Santa Ironman Lanzarote, crossing the line in a time of 8:42:33. Danish athlete Tine Holst claimed her first Ironman title in the women’s race, winning in 10:02:35. 


It was also a great day for British long course racing, with David McNamee and Lucy Charles (in her first professional Ironman outing) both taking third place. McNamee once again displayed his strong running credentials by chasing down Olympian Ivan Rana, putting in an impressive 2:51 marathon split. Charles as expected was far in front of her competition on the swim, recording a 47:11 split and emerging with only three of the pro men in front of her. 

Charles was unable to fend off strong cyclist Bracht, who came onto the marathon course in pole position. Alexandra Tondeur (BEL) recorded a 3:10 marathon time to run past Charles and finish second, only 2mins from Bracht and agonisingly close to running her down for the victory.