Congrats Lucie Z. on another outstanding performance! Lucie Zelenkova of teamTBB, sponsored by AVIA, was the first woman out of the water with Eva Dollinger and Gina Ferguson about a minute behind.
Lucie continued to test her speed throughout the bike as she knew the 2008 Ironman Austria champion Sandra Wallenhorst would be hungrier than ever when she hit the run course. Zelenkova who began her season in January already holds the Ironman South Africa and Ironman South Africa 70.3 titles, tucked Austria 70.3 into her schedule with a heavy loaded second half of the year quickly approaching.
Though Zelenkova would post the 2nd fastest run in the top 10 women, the charging Wallenhorst began her crusade with the fastest bike split to cost Zelenkova the win. Wallenhorst would take the crown in a total time of 4:28:46. Zelenkova finished in a strong 2nd and Steffen rounded out the top 3.
Additional AVIA sponsored athletes included Erika Csomor of Hungary in 6th place.