After a protracted battle over the bike and run legs, Ben Hoffman finally outsprinted Andy Potts by two seconds to break the tape first at Ironman 70.
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The five Bahraini and three French athletes are taking part in the Ironman 70.
Al Sultan, the 2005 World Champion, is coming off two victories at the Kirchbichl Triathlon in Austria and the Ingolstadt Triathlon in Germany, plus a fourth place in Ironman 70.
Abu Dhabi After notching up a ninth place finish at last weekend's Challenger World London Triathlon in her native Great Britain, Abu Dhabi Triathlon Team's Rachel Joyce has set her sights on Sunday's gruelling Ironman 70.
As the number one triathlete in the United States and a former Olympian, Andy Potts, 37, recently won the 2014 Ironman 70.
The GDN reported on September 9 that five Bahrainis and three French athletes are taking part in the Ironman 70.
3 (BNA): HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee confirmed that procedures are almost completed for hosting IronMan 70.
Frodeno looked like he might be gaining ground on the Spaniard with six km to go, but Gomez hung tough to get to the line 42 seconds ahead of Frodeno earning his first IRONMAN 70.
SHAIKH Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa are set to face a new challenge later this month when they compete in the Ironman 70.
Abu Dhabi Pete Jacobs and Andi Bocherer of the Abu Dhabi triathlon team grabbed separate victories at Ironman 70.
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