Archive for March, 2010
It was a great start to the 2010 World Cup season for reigning ITU Duathlon World Champion Vendula Frintova of the Czech Republic. In a race that also doubled as the Australian Championships, West Australia’s Felicity Sheedy-Ryan was the first of the locals home to claim the Australian title.
Brad Kahlefeldt has got his season off to a flying start after storming home to win the first World Cup title of the 2010 season in Mooloolaba. Kahlefeldt finished just ten seconds ahead of Great Britain’s Stuart Hayes, who put on a late charge to finish second. Aussie youngster James Seear finished in third
28 March 2010 Media Release Local Sunshine Coast talent Tim George thrilled the crowd, securing the biggest win of his career taking out the Northside Party Hire Open Elite race this morning. Former local Melissa Vandewater scored her first victory in Mooloolaba’s famous café and restaurant precinct today. Tim George Breaking into the winners circle [...]
By Karl Hayes Ironman Australia turned on another magnificent day to push the 1500 competitors and the huge number of supporters to their limits. While it was a fascinating and exciting race at the pointy end, there was plenty of drama throughout the field. One older male athlete dug deep and set out on the [...]
In tough conditions Carrie Lester has won her first Ironman in 9:23:46. Lester put in a fast bike leg to to exit T2 almost four minutes ahead of Lisa Marangon and was never troubled by any of the professional women in the run. Rebekah Keat finished in second place almost ten minutes further back in 9:33:10. Amelia Pearson did a solid 3:32:44 marathoon to finish in third place in 9:46:09.
Carrie Lester has started the marathon at Ironman Australia triathlon 2010 almost four minutes ahead of Lisa Marangon. Rebekah Keat is currently a further three minutes back.
Patrick Vernay, Olivier Marceau, Paul Ambrose and Scott Neyedli were first of the bikes at Ironman Australia in a time of 4:42. Adrian Cominotto, who was first out of the water, was half a minute behind the leading group. Vernay is looking like being the triathlete to beat again this year after putting just over 7 minutes on Tim Berkel, Paul Barclay, Matt White, Joshua Rix, Adam Holborow and Jemani Francis.
Adrian Cominotto First out of the Water and in the Lead Pack on the Bike – Ironman Australia Triathlon 2010
Adrian Cominotto was the fastest swimmer at 44:32 in what is possibly a record swim for Ironman Australia. Two minutes seperated the top pros. Age Grouper Trent Champan swam the 4th fastest swim time to be right with the leaders.
Tony Abbott has completed the swim leg of Ironman Australia in 1:27 and is now out on the 180km bike leg. He was swarmed by media as he made his way through transition. Tony Abbott is supporting the McGrath Foundation and racing in distinctive pink cycling gear.
By Karl Hayes Patrick Vernay has won his fourth consecutive Ironman Australia title in 8:23:54. The hot conditions made the run almost seven minutes slower than last year but the swim was considerably quicker than last year which helped with the faster times. Scotland’s Scott Neyedli was second and just over four minutes behind Vernay. Neyedli [...]