Orbea Athletes

Andrew Starykowicz wins the Ironman 70.3 in New Orleans

2016-04-18

“Starky” has earned his first victory of the year, once again setting the best time of the competition on his Ordu

Andrew Starykowicz has done it again! In a race marked by strong wind, the U.S. triathlete came away the winner of the Ironman 70.3 in New Orleans, with a time of 03:46:52. The Orbea athlete crossed the finish line ahead of Canadian Taylor Reid (3:52:19) and his fellow countryman Matt Chrabot (3:53:07).

Starykowicz had a very good swimming stage, leaving the water in third place after U.S. athlete Matt Chrabot and Brazilian Fernando Toldi.

After the transition came Andrew's specialty, the cycling stage. Here, Andrew flew by once more on his Ordu, setting the best time of the race (90 kilometers in 1:57:55), coming in a little more than seven minutes ahead of the second place finisher, Canadian Taylor Reid.

Used to the strong winds of Chicago, where he trains, Starykowicz adapted to the race conditions better than the other triathletes. During the 21.1 km foot race, Andrew knew how to pace himself to cross the finish line in first place and savor victory once again in an Ironman 70.3.

Congratulations Andrew!

Results

1. Andrew Starykowicz (USA) 3:46:52

2. Taylor Reid (CAN) 3:52:19

3. Matt Chrabot (USA) 3:53:07

4. Ivan Tutukin (RUS) 3:56:05

5 Raul Tejada (GUA) 3:56:55

See the full list of results at ironman.com