New Zealand’s Joanna Lawn makes it two from two after winning Busselton 70.3 Triathlon

Just 6 days after stamping her authority on the Port Macquarie 70.3 Joanna Lawn has won the Busselton 70.3. She didn’t have it all her own way as Belinda Granger and Elly Franks took it to her on the bike and put a three minute gap on Lawn by the time they started the run.

Lawn showed her strength on the run however and eventually came home in 1:22:57 just under three minutes quicker that Rebekah Keat who Lawn had been with on the swim and ride.

After posting the fastest bike split of the day Elly Franks may have left everything out on the bike.

Christie Sym was disappointed with her race after a solid preparation left her feeling like she would put in a good race in Busselton. She specifically did not race Port Macquarie to instead focus on just one 70.3 in the lead up to Challenge Cairns. “I made a few mistakes which caused me huge problems on the day, mistakes that I shouldn’t be making at this time in my career, a big wake up call. These mistakes were nutrition related and I lost 4-5 minutes on the 2nd lap of the run.”

Christie took some positives out of this and will be making some changes for future racing that should have been implemented over 6 months ago. “Ironically I nailed my nutrition in my first Ironman, had a fantastic race, and then changed this. I haven’t performed  to my potential in any of my races since. Hopefully others can learn from this when I say do what works for you, not what others tell you. If you train on something that works, then race on it.”

“I will be making some big nutritional changes for Cairns (I’ve gone full circle) and hope to have the race I know I’m capable of!”

Full results on Ironmanlive.com

POS ATHLETE AGE/DIV SWIM BIKE RUN TOTAL
1 LAWN, Jo 37/Pro 0:26:20 2:20:38 1:22:57 4:13:23
2 KEAT, Rebekah 33/Pro 0:26:48 2:20:40 1:25:19 4:15:55
3 GRANGER, Belinda 40/Pro 0:26:54 2:17:30 1:28:56 4:16:35
4 FRANKS, Elly 28/Pro 0:26:59 2:17:20 1:37:04 4:24:33
5 SYM, Christie 27/Pro 0:28:19 2:25:13 1:29:51 4:26:56
6 OLDFIELD, Madeleine 23/Pro 0:26:57 2:25:53 1:33:36 4:29:06
7 MERCER, Katrina 29/Pro 0:26:56 2:29:42 1:29:45 4:29:26
8 SMITH, Rachael 35/Pro 0:31:54 2:28:59 1:26:55 4:30:55
9 WILLIS, Janine 36/35-39 0:30:54 2:32:44 1:29:53 4:37:04
10 MCCOMBIE, Kelly 32/30-34 0:31:03 2:30:36 1:32:02 4:37:22
11 DUFFIELD, Michelle 25/Open 0:29:28 2:34:59 1:30:31 4:37:44
12 COUSINS, Dannielle 29/Open 0:28:42 2:34:43 1:32:00 4:39:25
13 GIBB, Katey 24/Open 0:28:20 2:35:30 1:32:46 4:39:56
14 CROWE, Sandy 26/25-29 0:31:20 2:31:07 1:35:54 4:41:45
15 JAREB, Nera 28/Open 0:34:35 2:32:33 1:30:05 4:42:20
16 BRIDGLAND, Caitlin 24/25-29 0:26:52 2:34:53 1:39:09 4:44:50
17 KING, Helen 23/18-24 0:33:17 2:33:51 1:35:02 4:45:44
18 DUFFIELD, Katy 25/25-29 0:29:39 2:34:42 1:39:44 4:47:23
19 LLOYD, Felicity 28/25-29 0:31:21 2:32:11 1:40:10 4:48:30
20 LAURENDEAU, Nathalie 41/Open 0:31:41 2:30:47 1:42:04 4:48:52
21 ROSE, Lisa 25/25-29 0:33:21 2:45:41 1:28:18 4:50:52
22 HANCEY, Tineke 29/Open 0:29:20 2:34:32 1:44:59 4:51:45
23 DELAURENTIS, Lisa 30/30-34 0:27:04 2:35:57 1:45:29 4:53:18
24 JONES, Lauren 27/25-29 0:31:47 2:42:07 1:34:12 4:53:48
25 FERGUSON, Janet 50/50-54 0:33:50 2:37:09 1:38:44 4:53:59
26 GLASS, Leah 28/25-29 0:37:22 2:33:41 1:38:35 4:55:09
27 HAZELL, Anna-Lee 27/25-29 0:26:53 2:48:11 1:35:38 4:55:11
28 GRAYSON-CASSEY, Gina 37/Open 0:33:56 2:49:04 1:28:22 4:55:29
29 BROWN, Penny 24/25-29 0:32:57 2:41:12 1:39:11 4:57:05
30 GARSIDE, Tessa 23/18-24 0:29:02 2:41:08 1:44:06 4:57:36
31 FISHER, Joanna 30/30-34 0:31:56 2:40:26 1:41:53 4:58:18
32 O’NEILL, Lisa 29/30-34 0:27:23 2:37:56 1:49:19 4:58:37
33 ASHBY, Caroline 33/30-34 0:34:10 2:46:00 1:33:50 4:59:02
34 WHITCHER, Skye 26/25-29 0:30:19 2:38:28 1:48:24 5:00:38
35 WARD, June 49/50-54 0:31:37 2:46:36 1:39:20 5:01:26
36 MARSH, Morgan 28/25-29 0:31:43 2:41:17 1:45:44 5:01:58
37 LILLEY, Eleisha 26/25-29 0:30:16 2:45:38 1:43:43 5:03:20
38 WESLEY, Loretta 47/45-49 0:32:41 2:44:24 1:42:20 5:03:28
39 DILLON, Jasmin 29/25-29 0:31:23 2:40:15 1:50:08 5:06:00
40 WRIGHT, Kara 26/25-29 0:26:23 2:53:48 1:42:14 5:06:35
41 MCCLURE, Alice 36/35-39 0:33:14 2:42:31 1:47:12 5:07:16
42 SCOTT, Robyn 52/50-54 0:29:47 2:38:44 1:55:39 5:08:05
43 HILL, Meredith 28/25-29 0:35:26 2:44:09 1:44:35 5:08:22
44 CALTON, Sarah 26/25-29 0:29:59 2:46:02 1:48:13 5:08:36
45 TYRRELL, Janet 49/45-49 0:36:24 2:39:52 1:48:30 5:08:45
46 LEFROY, Ann 30/30-34 0:30:02 2:56:23 1:37:35 5:09:15
47 COSTELLO, Carina 46/45-49 0:36:04 2:41:12 1:48:44 5:09:30
48 GREENFIELD, Katie 39/35-39 0:35:10 2:42:44 1:48:47 5:10:35
49 WEBBER, Susanna 50/50-54 0:35:55 2:43:08 1:47:13 5:10:41
50 MARTIN, Anne 43/40-44 0:34:07 2:52:02 1:44:04 5:13:48
51 AUSTIN-OLSEN, Juliana 40/40-44 0:34:04 2:41:26 1:54:39 5:14:21
52 OGDEN, Raija 42/40-44 0:38:42 2:45:44 1:45:14 5:14:26
53 BARWOOD, Danielle 34/30-34 0:36:23 2:47:02 1:46:52 5:14:41
54 MCCLURE, Grace 31/30-34 0:38:08 2:44:00 1:49:23 5:15:13
55 KOCIK, Joanna 29/25-29 0:34:05 2:45:45 1:50:19 5:15:25
56 HOLBEN, Alana 38/35-39 0:33:50 2:40:50 1:57:29 5:15:58
57 COBB, Melanie 35/35-39 0:38:48 2:52:37 1:40:05 5:16:01
58 FERGUSON, Lauren 28/25-29 0:42:00 2:48:46 1:39:17 5:16:24
59 DENNING, Janine 37/35-39 0:36:36 2:49:32 1:44:38 5:16:52
60 RUSSELL, Julia 30/30-34 0:32:10 2:49:39 1:50:37 5:17:52
61 O’CONNOR, Jacinta 43/40-44 0:37:37 2:49:15 1:45:03 5:18:00
62 LAWTON, Hannah 39/35-39 0:32:55 2:49:22 1:51:49 5:18:41
63 SCOTT, Susan 45/45-49 0:32:53 2:49:03 1:53:24 5:19:50
64 FINLAYSON, Rebecca 33/30-34 0:33:52 2:49:29 1:51:26 5:20:00
65 WOLF, Katharina 34/30-34 0:37:52 2:43:19 1:51:42 5:20:03
66 MURRAY, Catherine 46/45-49 0:39:02 2:53:32 1:43:08 5:20:26
67 MURPHY, Kate 36/35-39 0:29:43 2:47:12 1:59:12 5:20:30
68 SPURGEON, Leila 29/30-34 0:32:37 2:45:16 1:57:16 5:21:00
69 SMITH, Kerrie 33/30-34 0:31:57 2:51:12 1:52:43 5:21:04
70 CLEMIE, Judi 43/40-44 0:35:25 2:49:16 1:51:43 5:21:13
71 YOUNGSON, Rochelle 32/30-34 0:40:23 2:52:11 1:43:22 5:21:17
72 ROCKLIFF, Clair 21/18-24 0:35:41 2:53:56 1:47:28 5:21:39
73 THOMSON, Sarah 29/25-29 0:36:24 2:50:59 1:50:15 5:21:51
74 LIBBIS, Susan 47/45-49 0:36:53 2:49:20 1:51:14 5:21:51
75 KEMPE, Deb 52/50-54 0:37:50 2:48:16 1:50:23 5:22:01
76 SIMPSON, Katie 29/30-34 0:33:32 2:55:27 1:48:34 5:22:26
77 NEIL, Michelle 36/35-39 0:37:32 2:54:50 1:44:52 5:22:45
78 RASH, Yvonne 45/45-49 0:36:45 2:50:17 1:50:36 5:22:57
79 WATSON, Connie 45/45-49 0:35:35 2:47:47 1:53:17 5:23:02
80 NEWITT, Pene 32/30-34 0:33:07 2:54:44 1:48:53 5:23:08
81 SCOTT, Dianne 50/50-54 0:35:32 2:45:14 1:56:23 5:23:13
82 MCDONALD, Megan 38/35-39 0:36:03 2:58:13 1:45:30 5:23:56
83 BROWN, Tanya 37/35-39 0:36:05 3:00:05 1:43:28 5:24:25
84 LADYMAN, Christina 31/30-34 0:33:52 2:56:07 1:47:24 5:24:37
85 TRAVIS, Lyndsey 30/30-34 0:47:14 2:47:48 1:44:51 5:24:41
86 ANNSON, Nicole 32/30-34 0:32:19 2:57:30 1:48:19 5:25:13
87 ALEXANDER, Jenny
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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.