We had a few Irish athletes racing at the Ironman 70.3 Dubai yesterday and incredibly the winner of the overall womens amateur race was an Irish athlete living in Dubai. Deirdre Casey completely dominated the race winning by almost 13 minutes and leading from gun to tape. Click on through for her details and for the top Irish finishers at the race.
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Deirdre Casey an Irish athlete who lives in Dubai completely dominated the womens race with a gun to tape victory at the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Dubai.
- Age group and overall position
David Sheridan head honcho at Irish tri bike transport company Ship My Tri Bike led out of the water before finishing 11th in the age group.
- Swim 25:38
- Bike 2:17:01
- Run 1:33:05
- Overall 4:21:35
- Age group and overall position 11th/77th
Gareth Gallagher placed 13th racing in the 35-39 age group
- Swim 36:23
- Bike 2:17:09
- Run 1:20:47
- Overall 4:21:54
- Age group and overall position 13th/78th
Bernadette Carton racing in the F30-34 age group placed 16th
- Swim 39:40
- Bike 3:00:57
- Run 1:55:41
- Overall 5:44:51
- Age group and overall position 16th / 898th
Ian Farrell racing and living in Dubai placed 34th in the M35-39 age group
- Swim 35:29
- Bike 2:19:25
- Run 1:36:44
- Overall 4:38:30
- Age group and overall position 34th / 168th
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