Monday, January 19, 2009
Courtesy of Ironman 70.3 Pucon Media
HEATHER GOLLNICK DEFINED ON THE RUN
An entertaining race had the women this year. Amanda Stevens from the States was the leader on the swim, but Linsey Corbin also from the States was who won on bike. Heather Gollnick came a few seconds after Corbin in the closed park area, had her onslaught on run. For quite long minutes they run together , but in the last turn on the Penisula and downtown of Pucon the winner made the difference and overcame Linsey Corbin.
On the Cristal finish line an ovation waited for Gollnick. For the second consecutive year the American athlete reached the first place with a time of 4:28:48. Linsey Corbin again reached the second place and after them, the surprice of the event, the also American athlete Amanda Stevens. On the fourth place the brasileña athlete Ana Borba ando n the fifth place the chilean, who was on her first elite race, Pamela Tastes with 4 hours 47 minutes and 56 seconds.
Said Gollnick, -I´m so happy with this result and is the second victory here in Pucon. It was an amazing race next to my friend Linsey Corbin. I have always said that I love coming to Pucon and for sure I will keep on coming. Finished as the new champion of the race-.