Oakley's Craig Alexander And Julie Dibens Victorious At Ironman 70.3 Boise
Oakley’s Craig Alexander in a close finish won the Ironman 70.3 Boise last weekend. Oakley’s Ironman 70.3 World Champion Julie Dibens led from start to finish to take the women’s title.
Alexander’s winning time, just 10 seconds ahead of Ben Hoffman, who placed second, was 4:02:11. Alexander exited the water 1 minute 47 seconds ahead of Hoffman, but the American gave Alexander a challenge on both the bike and run to almost take the race. Oakley’s Tim Berkel finished third.
Dibens dominated the women’s race and crossed the line in 4:25:14. She led out of the water and never looked back as she rode almost six minutes faster than Linsey Corbin, who was second off the bike, and then cruised through the hot run to easily take the women’s title. Oakley’s Linsey Corbin made up some ground during the run to finish just over four minutes behind, taking second for the second year in a row. Heather Jackson took third, followed by Christine Fletcher and Oakley’s Kate Major.
Top Five Men:
CRAIG ALEXANDER (#19) 4:02:11
BEN HOFFMAN (#2) at 4:02:21
TIM BERKEL (#4) at 4:08:08
MATT WHITE (#6) at 4:08:40
JAMIE WHYTE (#17) at 4:08:56
Top 5 Women:
JULIE DIBENS (#39) 4:25:14
LINSEY CORBIN (#47) at 4:29:22
HEATHER JACKSON (#46) at 4:34:58
CHRISTINE FLETCHER (#40) at 4:42:42
KATE MAJOR (#44) at 4:44:50