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41 year old Oscar Galindez from Argentina has beaten a strong field to win Ironman 70.3 Panama. Galindez, a 25 year veteran of the sport, used his powerful bike leg to put himself in to a position to win the triathlon and held off a faster finishing Bevan Docherty from New Zealand. After missing last [...]
Paul Ambrose, Richie Cunningham (3rd at Panama last year), Brett Carter and Paul Matthews are racing in a strong field at the Panama 70.3 this weekend with Bevan Docherty (last years winner), Romain Guillaume, Dirk Bockel, Allesandro Degasperri, Fraser Cartmell, Andy Potts, Trevor Wurtele and a host of other top long course triathletes. Ambrose took [...]
The Sunshine Coast’s reputation as a leading sporting event destination has been strengthened with Mooloolaba announced as the host of the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3. Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Minister Jann Stuckey said it was a great coup for the region with the event set to attract 1500 competitors and thousands [...]
Racing around the world this weekend are a number of Aussies and Kiwis chasing Kona, Vegas and Hy-Vee points. 70.3 – In Canada at the Calgary 70.3 Chris Legh will be feeling the pressure after his great win at the recent Lake Stevens 70.3. Legh ran a 1:14 to beat home pre race favourite (and [...]
Healthwise Active Travel and Trizone are bringing you the opportunity to enjoy a ‘Cairns Ironman and 70.3’ post race breakfast with the pros. You will have a chance to discuss the previous day’s racing with your fellow triathletes and some of the worlds leading pros. This relaxed breakfast will be an enjoyable way to recount [...]
The severe weather warnings have forced Ironman New Zealand organisers to postpone their event in Taupo for safety reasons. Tomorrow’s planned Ironman has been postponed with organisers planning a 70.3, or half distance Ironman event on the Sunday. The advice from the Civil Defence and New Zealand Met Service is that Taupo will be hit [...]
In what was possibly the most anticipated triathlon ‘debut’ (we know it isn’t his first) in the history of the sport Lance Armstrong has shown what an great athlete he is by coming second overall at the Ironman Panama 70.3. We shouldn’t loose sight of the fact that the race was won by ITU triathlon [...]
Marino Vanhoenacker and Jodie Swallow Dominant at Spec-Savers Ironman 70.3 South Africa – Top Results
Vanhoenacker and Swallow dominate in East London Photo Credit: Craig Muller 22 January 2012 By Tremaine Van Aardt East London was privy to some enthralling race action as the fifth edition of the Spec-Savers Ironman 70.3 South Africa provided a brand new champion in the form of Belgium’s Marino Vanhoenacker and a successful title defence [...]
With most of the worlds leading 70.3 professional triathletes racing at Las Vegas this weekend it will be a fanatastic race. The womans race should be slightly easier to pick with Australia’s Melissa Rollison definitely the athlete that most of the money will be on. Christie Sym has had some good races this season with a win at Racine 70.3 and a second at Alcatraz recently. Madeleine Oldfield, who Christie pushed in to 3rd at Aclatraz is perfect for this course and a possible dark horse. In the men’s race the Australian men are all possible podium finishers with some incredibly strong results this year. Joe Gambles and Craig Alexander would possibly be the picks if they are 100% but it is a bit unfair to say that with Matty White, Tim Berkel, Luke Bell, Luke McKenzie, Paul Matthews, Chris Legh, Richie Cunningham all racing. I haven’t seen Josh Rix racing recently but his run at Vineman was 1:18 which is getting back to where he should be. It was still a few minutes off the pace but much faster than his previous few races.
General entries for the 2011 Ironman 70.3 Canberra triathlon have today sold-out with over three months remaining to race date. 1,360 age group and professional athletes will contest the December 11 event, which requires competitors to complete a 1.9km swim, 90.1km bike leg and a 21.1km run. The registration of 1,360 athletes makes it the largest field ever to compete at the event. The sold-out status of Ironman 70.3 Canberra sets another milestone for Australian Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events with Ironman 70.3 Shepparton, Ironman Western Australia, Ironman Australia and the Ironman Asia Pacific Championship all selling out almost immediately upon the opening of registrations.