With a dearth of local races and a new web format to test, it became necessary to scout the national results from last weekend to find noteworthy events.  Ironman Florida 70.3 was the only event that had merit.  Held at DisneyWorld, the Disney Resort in Orlando, one would have assumed that Minnie Mouse and Elmer Fudd would take top honors in the pro field.  However, once the dust settled it seems that athletes from the UK dominated the field.  See pro results listed below.  With no local racers to highlight, focusing on the pros was the next logical choice.  Note the inclusion of Spencer Smith in the top three mens finishers.  Spencer has had inconsistent performances over the past few years but is an excellent athlete and may be staging a comeback.  Also notable was the womens field, which included several of the top long distance athletes such as Lisa Bently, Heather Gollnick, Nina Kraft and others.   VB

1. Paul Amey (GBR) 3:52:51
2. Santiago Ascenco (BRA) 3:56:33
3. Spencer Smith (GBR) 3:59:34
4. Courtney Ogden (AUS) 3:59:42
5. Kevin Lisska (USA) 3:59:56
6. Bryan Rhodes (NZL) 4:03:10
7. Brent Poulsen (CAN) 4:05:18
8. Andrew Hodges (USA) 4:11:56
9. Brad Seng (USA) 4:17:30
10. Marcus Ornellas (BRA) 4:18:45

1. Leanda Cave (GBR) 4:22:52
2. Nina Kraft (GER) 4:24:15
3. Dede Griesbauer (USA) 4:30:38
4. Lisa Bentley (CAN) 4:31:47
5. Katja Schumacher (GER) 4:34:45
6. Kim Loeffler (USA) 4:34:52
7. Heather Gollnick (USA) 4:36:05
8. Sione Jongstra (NED) 4:43:53
9. Michelle Leblanc (USA) 4:48:00
10. Teri Albertazzi (USA) 4:49:02