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Five Time Coolangatta Gold Winner Caine Eckstein Switches Codes to Race Hawaii Ironman World Championship
Lance Armstrong was to be triathlon’s global ticket to high profile coverage (outside the Olympics) but that hasn’t come to fruition. With this in mind we have to look at all the angles when considering Caine Eckstein’s tilt at Kona. There have been a couple of negative comments about Caine’s inclusion from die hard triathletes [...]
Girls just don’t smack talk like the guys! It would make things much more exciting if they weren’t so careful about saying something wrong. Any media’s good media! Right? Chrissie Wellington is the standout favourite but who are the other top women who will be there ready to pounce if Chrissie falters? Christie Sym gives us the low down on the women’s ironman world championship race.
Two-time Ironman World Champion and Australian Chris McCormack, along with Australia’s first ever winner of the endurance event, Greg Welch, will headline the coverage of ESPN’s Aussies Abroad special presentation of the 2011 Ironman World Championship from Kailua-Kona Hawai’i, to air on: ESPN2, Wednesday October 12, 7:30pm.
Experienced Kiwi triathletes Cameron Brown and Jo Lawn have a dozen good reasons for success in the sport’s toughest test in this weekend’s Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. They are the most experienced Hawaii veterans in the field for Sunday’s race in the cauldron of Kona on the Big Island. Compatriot Sam Warriner, even though the oldest of the kiwi trio at 40, reckons she has her learner plate on in her first time in one of the world’s iconic sporting tests. Team Photo and Full List of NZ Athletes…
Pete Jacobs shares his thoughts on the race the weekend with Trizone. Who does Pete think the guys to beat will be and how he thinks the women’s race will pan out. Pete’s form will be less known to his competitors due to his preference to stay in Australia and prepare rather than train and race in Europe and the USA. He is arguably one of the most naturally talented guys racing today but whether he has nailed the bike since last year is still to be seen.
If you are lucky enough to already be in Hawaii for the Ironman World Championship you may like to join the likes of Tim DeBoom, Luke Bell, Belinda Granger, Hillary Biscay, Matt Lieto, Joe Gambles, Fraser Cartmell and Bree Wee for a 10km run and walk on the famous Francis H. Ii Brown North golf course where the Hawaii 70.3 run is held.
In one of the most exciting finishes in years Chris McCormack and Andreas Raelert went stride for stride when Raelert caught McCormack at around 21miles. McCormack made a surge at each aid station to push Raelert but couldn’t shake him until the last aid station. With less than two miles to go McCormack surged and that was it for Raelert. McCormack then went on to win in an extrodiary effort.
Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae is running strong and moving up the field. At six miles she is now only 8:11 behind Julie Dibbens. Mirinda was over 11mins behind Julie at the start of the run. Other Australians Belinda Granger, Kate Major, Carrie Lester, Lisa Marangon and Kate Bevilaqua are all doing well. Total times after bike also listed.
Chris Lieto and Maik Twelsiek started the marathon with a sizeable lead over the chase group. It only took Chris McCormack inside the first 8 miles to pass Twelsiek. McCormack and Craig Alexander are running at the same pace early on in the marathon and both are eating in to Chris Lieto’s lead.
Chrissie Wellington has withdrawn from the 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship due to an unspecified illness. Chrissie started to feel unwell the day before the race and could not train comfortably. She waited until the last minute to rack her bike but eventually made the decision to pull out.