Australian Results at Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 Triathlon

By Karl Hayes

Australian triathlete Joe Gambles finished 4th overall at the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Clearwater, Florida, and recorded the fastest bike split of the day. Richie Cunningham was 5th and Chris Legh was 10th. Peter Schokman was 34th overall.

Other Australian pros did not fare so well. Pip Taylor had an uncharacteristic 2:01 half marathon and Tim Berkel withdrew after a flat tyre at 15km. Conditions were tougher than previous years with a choppy swim and strong winds on the bike leg.

Germany’s Michael Raelert took the men’s race from the Czech Republic’s two-time Olympian Filip Ospaly to become the first man to go back to back as the Ironman 70.3 World titlist.  

Britain’s Jodie Swallow led the women’s race from the start and went on to claim victory by over 6 minutes from fellow Brit Leanda Cave, and in doing so added another long course world title to her 2009 ITU triumph.

Full Race Results on Ironman.com

 

Pos ATHLETE AGE/DIV SWIM BIKE RUN TOTAL
4 GAMBLES, Joe 28/MPRO 0:24:18 2:02:24 1:14:39 3:44:48
5 Cunningham, Richie 37/MPRO 0:23:54 2:04:17 1:13:58 3:45:33
10 Legh, Christopher 38/MPRO 0:25:37 2:05:45 1:13:33 3:48:33
34 Schokman, Peter 29/MPRO 0:25:23 2:14:45 1:19:00 4:02:43
113 Woods, Jonathon 35/M35-39 0:29:25 2:12:46 1:26:07 4:12:55
170 Pomery, Mark 42/M40-44 0:33:52 2:15:07 1:24:28 4:18:52
178 Firley, Albie 37/M35-39 0:31:29 2:15:44 1:28:47 4:20:23
233 Seeto, Nicholas 32/M30-34 0:31:53 2:15:35 1:32:28 4:25:14
399 Sissons, Nicholas 32/M30-34 0:34:28 2:22:42 1:34:28 4:36:20
420 Edsall, Mathew 33/M30-34 0:30:34 2:16:27 1:39:25 4:36:23
608 Taylor, Pip 30/WPRO 0:25:53 2:19:14 2:01:21 4:50:16
608 McGeary, Robyn 50/W50-54 0:35:17 2:37:16 1:43:08 5:02:01
0 Gillmer, Luke 28/M25-29 0:27:05 2:11:30 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 Worroll, Paul 42/M40-44 0:32:00 2:25:01 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 Watts, Jacqueline 30/W30-34 0:31:28 2:28:27 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 Hames, Karen 31/W30-34 0:32:44 2:34:11 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 McGrath, Les 66/M65-69 0:35:42 2:20:26 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 Sing, Carol 45/W45-49 0:41:10 2:48:10 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 GRIFFIN, Leon 30/MPRO 0:25:24 2:06:15 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 Harper, Beau 27/M25-29 0:27:01 2:11:47 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 Roberts, Daniel 27/M25-29 0:31:10 2:15:01 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 Harris, Laura 21/W18-24 0:34:08 2:28:35 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 Oliver, Richard 41/M40-44 0:40:00 2:33:59 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 Edsall, Nichole 33/W30-34 0:31:00 2:45:51 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 Hepenstall, Wayne 42/M40-44 0:40:59 2:34:05 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 Legate, Paul 39/M35-39 0:45:40 2:39:39 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 Gillmer, Megan 26/W25-29 0:34:53 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 Lang, Andrew 47/M45-49 0:34:41 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 Asimopoulos, Anastasios 42/M40-44 0:47:40 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 Nielsen, Miriam 59/W55-59 0:45:22 3:02:15 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 Power, Dianne 56/W55-59 0:47:36 3:07:18 0:00:00 0:00:00
0 Berkel, Tim 26/MPRO 0:25:29 2:43:45 0:00:00 0:00:00

 

 

 

 

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.