Matt Hanson repeats as Ironman Champion

By: J.C. Cartagena, Woodlands Online Sports
| Published 04/28/2018

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas—After months of preparation, the 2018 Memorial Hermann Ironman North American Championship is finally here. The 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile run, 26.2-mile bike race began at Northshore Park and ended at Waterway Square in The Woodlands. Below are the top five finishers and their race time.

Men Professional Leaders

1. Matt Hanson - 7:39:25

2. Ivan Tutukin – 7:39:57

3. Will Clarke – 7:45:22

4. Tim Berkel – 7:47:43

5. Jan Van Berkel – 7:48:40

Women Professional Leaders

1. Melissa Hauschildt – 8:31:04

2. Jodie Robertson – 8:43:15

3. Lesley Smith – 8:43:51

4. Michelle Vesterby – 8:45:47

5. Sara Svensk – 8:46:48

Former two-time champion Matt Hanson repeats his performances from 2015 and 2017 to take home the 2018 Ironman in 7:39:25. Hanson becomes the first three-time winner in Ironman Texas history.

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