Durkin 3rd and Starzomski 6th at Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid

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Maddie Durkin Tokio 2017
Maddie Durkin – file photo

addie Durkin (F35-39) and Cora Lee Starzomski (F45-49) both produced excellent performances over the weekend at the prestigious Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid , one of the oldest Ironman 70.3 races on the calendar.

Maddie completed the swim in a very impressive time of 32 min 48 secs and a 2:51:58 bike and 1:43:47 run gave her an overall time of 5:18;03 good enough for 3rd in her age group, one of the most competitive asge groups.

Cora Lee also had a strong swim of 33:43 and a solid bike of 3:01:43 and a 2:05;24 run saw her cross the finish line in 5:52:00 for 6th place in her age group.

Both athletes attended the “drop down” for places at the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in New Zealand with both Maddie and Cora Lee being offered a place at these world championships. Maddie declined but Cora Lee accepted and will represent Bermuda next year in New Zealand.

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