first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LeBron vows NBA fightback after ‘one of toughest career losses’ Baldwin, though, showed what being an Ironman is all about as he mustered enough strength to push through and keep Brown, a 12-time Ironman champion in New Zealand, at bay. He finished with a time of eight hours, 50 minutes and 13 seconds.Brown came in second while Cochrane was in third.Brown put the pressure on Baldwin beginning the 19-kilometer mark onwards where he was just about a minute away from catching up.Sensing the serious threat, Baldwin went for one last push to create a sizeable distance inside the last 10 kilometers.“The hardest part was the run for sure. The first 10k I felt quite good. The 10-20k was terrible and then the last 20k, I just dug in,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The motivation I think was to have the chance to finally win the Ironman. I worked so hard for so long and when I had that chance within sight I wasn’t gonna let it slip,” Baldwin, who looked like he could still go for another round despite completing a grueling 3.8-kilometer swim, 180 km bike and 42 km run.“I was just prepared to suffer for so much today and I did and that’s what got me to the line first and I was very happy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBaldwin had a comfortable lead after the second transition from bike to run with another Kiwi in Simon Cochrane,  who was running second at that point and was five minutes and 20 seconds behind heading into the run, while Brown, a 12-time Ironman champion in New Zealand, trailed by eight minutes and 33 seconds.But Brown gained steam as the race went weary, overtaking Cochane near the halfway mark of the marathon and cutting Baldwin’s lead down to less than two minutes approaching the last 10 kilometers. Nick Baldwin of Seychelles at the finish line after a grueling full Ironman race. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSUBIC—Nick Baldwin hung on to beat Cameron Brown of New Zealand in a close finish in the first full-distance Ironman race in the Philippines on Sunday here.It was a victory of firsts for Baldwin, who finally won his first full Ironman in the Philippines’ inaugural whole distance competition and became Seychelles’ maiden winner.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Baldwin was met by his fiancée just before crossing the finish line and the two shared an emotional moment after.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View commentslast_img

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