Sebastian Kienle finished first and Terenzo Bozzone was second in the World Ironman 70.3 Championship held in Las Vegas over the weekend.
In the past two years, both athletes have won the Ironman 70.3 Miami.
For his second consecutive title, Kienle finished the World Championship race in 3:54:02, which was slower than his time in the 2011 Miami race (3:47:01).
In last years 70.3 Miami, Bozzone was the top finisher with a total time of 3:42:17. In Las Vegas, Bozzone swam, ran and biked the 70.3 miles nearly two minutes behind Keinle (3:56:06).
The top 40 participants in the upcoming Ironman 70.3 Miami will qualify for the 2014 World Ironman 70.3 Championship.
The City Bikes Ironman 70.3 Miami will be held on Oct. 27 at Bayfront Park.
According to Ironman officials, the 2012 competition brought in participants from more than 58 countries.
Among them is Leanda Cave, a three time champion and winner of the Miami 70.3 female division.
IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan recently announced that he will be returning to Miami for his fourth consecutive year.
For a total of 70.3 miles the triathletes will have to endure a tough 1.2 mile swim through Biscayne Bay followed by a 56-mile through Miami.
The race concludes with a 13.1-mile half-marathon.
For more information, visit: www.ironmanmiami.com.
Whether you are looking for a little fun on the water or you feel the need to compete, the Miami Paddle Challenge has a little bit to offer for the beginning paddler to the professional.
Kayak, SUP, dragon boat or just about any vessel that floats will be permitted to enter the competition.
There will be several courses available, including a three-mile, six-mile and elite 12-mile course.
The event will be held at Matheson Hammocks Park on Sept. 28.
All proceeds of the event go to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
For more information visit, facebook.com/miamipaddlechallenge.