Ben Hoffman, Jocelyn McCauley Victorious at IRONMAN Texas

The Woodlands, Texas and northern Harris County once again played host to the 2022 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas triathlon on Saturday, April 23. Nearly 2,300 athletes, including professionals and age-group athletes took on the popular event to kick off the 2022 North America full -distance IRONMAN triathlon season. The event saw Ben Hoffman sprint away from second place Magnus Ditlev (DNK) in the final stretch of the 140.6-mile race to take the overall victory with a finishing time of 7:57:58. In the women’s professional race, it was Jocelyn McCauley who had a solid race finishing first with a time of 8:58:13

Magnus Ditlev (DNK) making his debut in the full-distance IRONMAN triathlon overcame a punctured tire on the bike portion of the event to finish the event running side-by-side with the eventual winner to claim an impressive second-place finish. Ditlev would finish with an overall time of 7:58:12. Jesper Svensson (SWE) rounded out the podium in third with a time of 8:08:54. In the professional women’s race, Lauren Brandon (USA) took second behind McCauley with an overall time of 9:10:43 while Joanna Ryter (CHE) finished in third with a time of 9:13:24.

MALE PRO:
1 Ben Hoffman USA 7:57:58
2 Magnus Ditlev DNK +0:13
3 Jesper Svensson SWE +10:55
4 Cody Beals CAN +11:56
5 Tomasz Szala POL +17:39

FEMALE PRO:
1 Jocelyn McCauley USA 8:58:13
2 Lauren Brandon USA +12:30
3 Joanna Ryter CHE +15:11
4 Rachel Zilinskas USA +25:22
5 Jen Annett CAN +27:39

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