Australian Triathlete Richie Cunningham 4th at Rohto Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in Florida

Australian Leon Griffin was down to race but is suffering from an achilles injury currently. In an email to Trizone he said he is unsure when he will race again at this stage. The injury will dictate when this happens. Griffin is hoping to race in the next few months.

 

Roger Hospedales reports on the day of racing in Orlando (Click to view full race report on Ironman.com)

 

Rohto Ironman 70.3 FloridaNew York’s David Kahn was the first professional male to complete the swim (24:26), with a steady stream of men right on his tail, including defending champion, Dirk Bockel, who was just three seconds behind.

American TJ Tollakson then took over the bike leg with a performance no one else would come close to. His stunning 1:59:57 ride for the 56 miles, gave him an monstrous lead of seven minutes and 27 seconds over Bockel, along with Richie Cunningham (AUS) and Timothy O’Donnell (USA) who were less than 20 seconds behind him.

Richie Cunningham TriathleteUnfortunately for Tollakson his lead was not large enough. O’Donnell took over control of the race at mile 8, and ran a 1:15:18 half marathon to become the men’s champion at Rohto Ironman 70.3 Florida, halting the clock at 3:51:18. Viktor Zyemtsev of the Ukraine ran himself into second place with the top run of 1:13:53, while the Luxembourg’s Bockel finished in third. Likely feeling the effects of the incredible bike ride, Tollakson finished in seventh after a 1:30:26 run.

To see Richie Cunningham’s 2010 results and race schedule click here.

 

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Full race results click here.

PLACE ATHLETE  AGE/DIV  SWIM  BIKE  RUN  TOTAL
1 O’donnell, Timothy  30/MPRO  0:24:30 2:08:41 1:15:18 3:51:18
2 Zyemtsev, Viktor  37/MPRO  0:25:49 2:09:56 1:13:53 3:52:39
3 Bockel, Dirk  34/MPRO  0:24:29 2:08:25 1:17:14 3:52:55
4 Cunningham, Richie  37/MPRO  0:24:32 2:08:34 1:21:09 3:57:06
5 Kahn, David  27/MPRO  0:24:26 2:11:10 1:18:31 3:57:14
6 Kriat, Maxim  26/MPRO  0:25:46 2:13:50 1:15:22 3:57:52
7 Tollakson, Tj  30/MPRO  0:25:03 1:59:57 1:30:26 3:58:59
8 Ambrose, Paul  26/MPRO  0:26:10 2:09:23 1:23:13 4:01:45
9 Castillo Latorre, Andres  28/MPRO  0:24:34 2:11:16 1:24:51 4:03:52
10 Sharratt, David  28/MPRO  0:25:00 2:10:15 1:30:13 4:09:02
11 Kahsar, Karl  22/M18-24  0:29:11 2:15:46 1:22:20 4:10:48
12 Woodward, Alun  32/MPRO  0:25:04 2:10:39 1:31:54 4:11:16
13 Rhodes, Bryan  37/MPRO  0:25:03 2:10:27 1:32:57 4:11:34
14 Vandam, Nicholas  23/MPRO  0:24:27 2:17:00 1:28:08 4:13:14
15 Hodges, Andrew  27/MPRO  0:26:10 2:21:33 1:22:17 4:13:17
16 Pawlaczyk, Kyle  27/MPRO  0:30:54 2:16:12 1:23:29 4:14:19
17 Giuliano, Ryan  26/MPRO  0:31:21 2:15:42 1:25:53 4:16:04
18 Tejada, Raul  22/M18-24  0:29:46 2:15:08 1:27:54 4:16:06
19 Kemeny, Charles  35/M35-39  0:27:00 2:15:14 1:29:29 4:16:15
20 Dyke, Stephen  48/MPRO  0:29:21 2:17:31 1:27:40 4:19:05
21 Russell, Matthew  27/M25-29  0:41:48 2:15:42 1:20:17 4:21:03
22 Van Zyl, Anton  37/M35-39  0:31:51 2:23:05 1:22:59 4:21:46
23 Fritzsche, Paul  33/MPRO  0:28:36 2:18:43 1:31:02 4:21:59
24 Oliveira, Reinaldo  32/MPRO  0:30:01 2:21:03 1:28:41 4:23:23
25 Hutcherson, Wes  27/M25-29  0:37:38 2:21:20 1:22:33 4:26:08
26 Rizzi, Joe  40/M40-44  0:30:01 2:18:35 1:35:11 4:28:16
27 Donner, Ed  34/M30-34  0:33:56 2:19:17 1:30:55 4:28:39
28 Braun, Matthew  27/M25-29  0:36:09 2:19:07 1:32:39 4:31:49
29 Nixon, Richard  46/M45-49  0:33:16 2:19:01 1:34:33 4:32:20
30 Kessler, Bill  37/M35-39  0:33:28 2:23:31 1:31:20 4:32:21
31 Agnello, Anthony  22/M18-24  0:31:11 2:27:17 1:30:22 4:32:39
32 Hirata, Fumiya  41/M40-44  0:32:29 2:27:42 1:27:52 4:32:42
33 Fritsch, Bruno  34/M30-34  0:27:42 2:19:34 1:40:55 4:32:42
34 Birdsall, Nathan  23/M18-24  0:37:25 2:17:20 1:34:02 4:32:50
35 Matney, Scott  39/M35-39  0:39:52 2:15:01 1:34:54 4:33:42
36 Montoya, Guillermo  35/M35-39  0:34:06 2:24:48 1:30:26 4:33:58
37 Seifarth, Josh  21/M18-24  0:28:05 2:24:49 1:36:52 4:34:01
38 Strickland, Ryan  28/M25-29  0:33:49 2:22:40 1:33:20 4:34:19
39 Potter, John  44/M40-44  0:29:23 2:21:17 1:40:21 4:34:53
40 Arnett, Daniel  36/M35-39  0:31:13 2:20:18 1:39:27 4:34:55
41 Mowlam, Kerry  41/M40-44  0:30:05 2:24:42 1:35:16 4:35:06
42 Doi, Keish  43/M40-44  0:36:28 2:20:24 1:34:11 4:35:08
43 Bottoms, Jonathan  37/M35-39  0:33:08 2:18:17 1:39:48 4:35:24
44 Harvey, Stephen  19/M18-24  0:31:10
Karl Hayes

Head of Rest and Recovery

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.