Armstrong Claims 2nd Half Ironman Win

On the road to Kona, sets new course record

Nick Davidson

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Lance Armstrong won his second Half Ironman triathlon in two weeks on Saturday, dominating a record field of 1,600 athletes at the Ironman 70.3 in Hawaii. Armstrong, who has raced in five triathlons this year, finished with a time of 3:50:55, breaking the course record by six minutes. Runner-up Greg Bennett finished two-and-a-half minutes later. “I’m having fun. That tells me I’m doing the right thing,” said Armstrong. The former professional cyclist dominated the Florida Half Ironman two weeks ago, beating the runner-up by more than 11 minutes. Armstrong will compete in the Nice, France, full Ironman in June in the hopes of qualifying for the Kona world championship in October.

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