Tyler Butterfield finished 2nd competing in the Ironman 70.3 Cozumel, with Sam Long of the U.S. edged defending champ Butterfield by 51 seconds at Ironman 70.3 Cozumel.
Butterfield crosses the finish line in a time of 3:43.45, which was yet another podium finish this after picking up the win last year.
Long put together a 12th-best 23:57 swim, a by-far race-best 1:58:25 bike split and a 3rd-quickest 1:17:47 half marathon to finish in 3:52:44, he would also be 4:13 faster over third-place finisher Mauricio Mendez Cruz of Mexico.
Long’s finish time out performed Butterfield’s 2019 winning time by 7:38.
Butterfield clocked a time of 22:05 on the Swim, he would then clock a time of 2:0:18 on the Bike Course, before clocking 36:17 on the Run Course.