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Two-time Olympic medallist Bevan Docherty, on the back of huge hometown support, smashed a classy field and the course record to win on debut in the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman New Zealand in Taupo today. On a day when the weather in Taupo was absolutely perfect for Ironman racing, the prospect of some record-breaking times was [...]
The race has been run, and won. Trizone caught up with some of the top athletes post race to get the inside story on the challenge in Wanaka. Winner of the men’s event Aaron Farlow was very happy to have to come away with a good result after what he felt was a pretty poor [...]
Next weekend will see a small band of Australian’s travel across the ditch to try and burgle the Challenge Wanaka Triathlon in one of the first iron distance races of 2012. This will be no easy task with a talented group of Kiwi’s determined to prove themselves on home soil over a notoriously tough course, where the [...]
Craig Alexander has won the World Ironman championship in Kona, his third win at the event, and a win that comes on top of his win at the World 70.3 championships in Las Vegas. In doing so he set a new course record. Pete Jacobs made it a very special day for Australia as he ran through the field to claim second spot and record the third fastest course time ever.
Craig Alexander and Defending Champion Miranda Carfrae Vying for their own Slices of Hawaiian Ironman History
Sydney’s two-time winner Craig Alexander and Brisbane’s defending champion Miranda Carfrae will be vying for their own slices of Hawaiian Ironman history when they headline another strong Australian contingent for the 33rd running of the world’s most famous triathlon on Saturday. The 38-year-old Alexander, who conquered Kona in 2008 and 2009, has arrived in Hawaii in great form after his win in the Marine Corps Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Las Vegas last month.
The Ironman 70.3 series is well and truly underway in the US and this weekend sees a swag of top Aussie pros in action at Boise and Eagleman. Flying the flag for Australia will be Craig Alexander, Paul Ambrose, Richie Cunningham, Courtney Ogden, Mirinda Carfrae, Kate Bevilaqua and Michelle Wu.
Just one week after the completion of Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie the show is back on the road again, but over the otherside of the country when the town of Busselton in Western Australia hosts the Sunsmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton on saturday. As with Port Macquarie there are 25 World Championship places up for grabs, and as with Port Maquarie many of the same pro’s will be facing up to race.
It was a tale of those who wanted to do Ironman Australia but were unable to for various reasons. Two time World Champion Craig Alexander explained that he was missing a race for the first time in ten years, last time it was due to chicken pox and this time it is due to a virus. Tim Berkel is also missing the race for the first time at Port, and appeared none to happy at the prospect.
Excitement is building as a stacked mens field gets ready for action in Port Macquarie. Can Patrick go 5 in a row, will Crowie take his first Australian title, has Jacobs got enough miles under his belt to reproduce his Kona form, will the 12 meter rule help Ogden get away on the bike, or will the Scot, Scott go one better than last year? It promises to be an interesting day.
This year’s Challenge Wanaka to be held on 15 January features multiple iron distance champion Belinda Granger and two times ironman champion Courtney Odgen as well as current world age group champion Belinda Harper (NZL) and Challenge Barcelona winner Jimmy Johnsen (DEN). The field includes a number of high profile international professional athletes, including the event’s largest ever men’s pro field of 14 that includes previous Challenge Wanaka winners, Luke Dragstra (CAN) and Marc Pschebizin (GER). But don’t forget Josh Rix…