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Port of Tauranga Half triathlon retains New Zealand National Champs and World Champs Qualifying Status
PORT OF TAURANGA HALF RETAINS NATIONAL CHAMPS AND WORLD CHAMPS QUALIFYING STATUS The prestigious Port of Tauranga Half triathlon has received further kudos in what will be its 25th anniversary event in January 2014; with confirmation the iconic race will again carry National Long Distance Championship status and World Championship qualification. The news comes just [...]
Australia’s Luke McKenzie has finished top ten amongst a world class field at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside in a race won by Andy Potts who defended his title in the process. Potts did not have the win until the very end when in a sprint finish he took the title over Jesse Thomas. Both Potts and [...]
Amid a stellar international field of world class stars, a 30-year-old from Kinloch is planning to make his mark in Sunday’s inaugural Ironman 70.3 Auckland triathlon. Graham O’Grady believes his stars are aligned for the first time in his three decades on the planet, which is the key to him starting to deliver on his [...]
One of the hottest fields assembled in the Southern Hempisphere races on Sunday in Auckland, New Zealand. Whilst there are a few athletes from outside Australia and New Zealand the real battle will be for trans Tasman pride. Athletes like Paul Ambrose, whilst it shows UK on the start list is for all intents and [...]
Graham O’Grady and Gina Crawford raced home winners at the Port of Tauranga Half at The Mount today, with O’Grady announcing himself as a world class athlete over the half distance in equalling the race record while defeating former world champion Terenzo Bozzone and 9 times winner Cameron Brown. Conditions were near perfect at the [...]
Joe Gambles posted a 1:14:27 half marathon to eventually overtake fellow Australian and Ironman Australia 2012 champion Paul Ambrose to claim the 2012 Ironman 70.3 Syracuse title. New Zealand’s Callum Millward took 3rd place with pre race favourite Pete Jacobs 4th. Gambles had a one minute deficit in the swim to make up with Pete [...]
After winning New Zealand’s Port of Tauranga half ironman in January this year Graham O’Grady has had his share of challenges. He went to Challenge Cairns to get back in to racing and did well, leading the race until T2 with Clayton Fettell and Chris McCormack. He ended up withdrawing late on the run. In Portland he gets back to his winning ways and looks forward to the season in the USA.
The withdrawal of ten time Ironman New Zealand winner Cameron Brown has taken one potential winner out of the running. However this has not made the race an easier one to win for anyone. The smart money is on a two horse race between Chris (Macca) McCormack and Tim Berkel. Based on recent race form Tim Berkel would have to be the favourite but without being able to see Macca race long distance recently it is impossible to gauge how he is going. He will be there to win and will have done the work to put him self in a position to do so.
Triathlete Graham O’Grady has today been cleared of any wrong doing following a positive drug test after his win at the 2011 Port of Tauranga Half Ironman in January. In a case described as ‘unusual’ by the NZ Sports Tribunal, it turns out everyday poppy seeds were likely to blame.
Abu Dhabi International Triathlon has the hottest field outside of the Hawaii Ironman World Championship (or maybe even equal to in the men’s side). This is a who’s who of the top long course athletes in the world. In its second running those who stayed away last year have obviously thought that it is not a one hit wonder and the lure of the prize purse is just too much for most. Trizone spoke to Josh Rix, Tim Berkel, Matty White, Paul Ambrose, Joe Gambles and Kiwi Graham O’Grady in the lead up to this exciting new and very rich international triathlon.