– Boulder Ironman 70.3 was won by Sam Long, who broke the course record and set a new personal best time.
– Switzerland Ironman 70.3 was won by Gustav Iden, who also set a new course record and beat reigning world champion Jan Frodeno.
– The Boulder race had a strong field, but many athletes struggled with the altitude and heat.
– The Switzerland race featured numerous crashes due to wet roads, including one that led to Frodeno’s withdrawal from the race.
– The results of these races could have implications for the upcoming Ironman 70.3 World Championship in September.
Trifindr’s hot take: It was a weekend of thrilling racing in both the US and Europe, with new course records and unexpected winners. Athletes in Boulder battled the altitude and heat, while those in Switzerland had to contend with wet and slippery roads. Will we see Long and Iden continue their winning streaks at the upcoming World Championship? Only time will tell. In the meantime, it’s important for athletes to stay safe and be prepared for any conditions they may face during a race.
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