Galius Sun supported athlete, Lucy Gossage was too strong for the assembled pro field, leading the way from the outset. She was out of the water in 52:30, a minute ahead of Bella Bayliss, who was closely followed by top age-grouper, Rachael Hares, and fellow pros Jo Carritt and Amy Foreshaw. Gossage held her lead throughout the race, steadily pulling away and heading into T2 with an unassailable lead. Gossage finished ninth overall, producing a top-ten marathon time with her 3:10:18 split. Her victory complements her IRONMAN 70.3 win in Ireland in 2011.

Jo Carrit had a strong marathon run, pushing herself into second position, overtaking a struggling Bayliss (a three-time former IRONMAN UK champion), who, in the final 2 km, was also passed by Amy Foreshaw, who rounded out the podium in 10:28:27 for her best IRONMAN finish.

"I can't believe I've just won IRONMAN UK,” a hugely excited Lucy Gossage commented. “I love racing in the UK. I felt so strong throughout the race, apart from the last hour, which was tough, but the crowd pulled me through. Their support was amazing."

1. Lucy Gossage (GBR) 9:29:12
2. Joanna Carritt (GBR) 10:05:17
3. Amy Forshaw (GBR) 10:28:27
4. Bella Bayliss (GBR) 10:34:34

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