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Only forty-eight days remain until 1,600 of the fittest professional and age group
athletes on the planet test themselves at the grueling SunSmart
Ironman Western Australia triathlon. The event is held in picturesque
Busselton, Western Australia on Sunday December 4, 2011
Organisers have confirmed that in line with recent trends for iron distance races in this part of the world, fifty percent of available places for the 2011 Sunsmart Ironman WA taking place on Sunday, December 4, were snapped up within 30 minutes of entries opening.
Kate Bevilaqua reports in on her dramatic win at the Sunsmart 2010 Ironman Western Australia, which will be forever remembered for her stubble down the finish chute, and collapse under the finish line tape.
“OMG!! It is only really starting to sink in although it has been 3 days since the race.
Where to begin……?
Kate Bevilaqua gave everything she had to take out the Sunsmart Ironman Western Australia, staggering down the finish chute and collapsing under the tape. After a few moments she was helped to her feet and led off to the recovery tent – probably not the finish line celebrations she had rehearsed in her dreams! Her victory in 9 hours 19 minutes made it a home town double for WA, with the 32 year old who hailing from Perth.
Courtney Ogden wins the 2010 Ironman WA ahead of a class field. Pete Jacobs and Luke Bell were the favourites going in to the race with Matty White also seen as a possible winner. Jacobs was in the hunt until about the 100km mark on the bike. Luke Bell then took off to open up a gap and Pete fell off the pace. Matty White stayed constant but ended up almost 5 ½ minutes behind Courtney’s bike split.
Ironman WA is getting ready to roll this weekend, and the start list reads like a who’s who of Australian iron distance racing. Foremost amongst these must be Sydneysider Pete Jacobs. His reputation is that of the course’s strongest swimmer, but after setting the third-fastest marathon time ever on the Ford Ironman World Championship course in Hawaii last month at 2:41:05. many are now looking to see just how fast he can go at Busso.
If disappointment, misfortune and frustration motivate Rebekah Keat, the crowd at the 2010 SunSmart Ironman Western Australia better get ready to witness a blistering performance from this Ironman champion.
Keat is lining up in an attempt to finish her season on a high after her Ford Ironman World Championship bid last month ended with a heartbreaking Did Not Finish.
In their first year of running the event World Triathlon Corporation (WTC )opened entries for the 2011 Port Macquarie Ironman exactly one year before the event at 12.00pm Saturday 1st May.With the field now restricted to just 1,000 competitors the event sold out within 8 hours leaving many potential competitors dissapointed.
Last weekend saw the running of IRONMAN WA, in sunny Busselton, Western Australia. In addition to the Elites 1,309 individuals lined up for the sixth edition of IRONMAN WA. Michael Shortall from the Balmoral Triathlon Club talks about his experience and the emotions of completing this amazing triathlon.