Craig Alexander wins Ironman Coeur D’Alene

Crowie only announced that was racing Ironman Coeur D’Alene a couple of days before the race in a bid to earn the points he needs to guarantee his starting place at Kona this year. However the two time World Champion has shown what a class act he is by taking out the event and setting a new course record in the process.  

Speaking from the medical tent (with a lei around his neck!) Crowie said that he was stoked and had “pulled a rabbit out of the hat today”. Alexander managed to pull together a good race – the swim was bracing at only about 13C, and he was about 3rd out of the water. He rode really well on the undulating course, losing just 8 mins on the bike to Twelseik of Germany, mainly in the last 40 miles or so of the very hilly bike course. Maiki took the bike course record by Nine minutes but Craig was under it as well.

Craig broke the run course record ( ran high 2:46) as well as the Race record, to finish in 8:19. Twelsik ( 11th in Kona last year) was second and Tom Evans of Canada and previous multiple CDA IM champ was 3rd.

Crowie reported that the crowds were massive and huge and very vocal, and that all in all he was very pleased.

Full results on Ironmanlive.com

POS ATHLETE AGE/DIV SWIM BIKE RUN TOTAL
1 Alexander, Craig 38/MPRO 0:50:46 4:38:44 2:46:54 8:19:48
2 Twelsiek, Maik 31/MPRO 0:50:43 4:29:09 3:01:25 8:24:59
3 Evans, Tom 43/MPRO 0:49:07 4:52:40 3:03:42 8:49:54
4 Hadley, Brian 36/MPRO 1:02:29 4:47:11 3:09:02 9:02:44
5 Jensen, Adam 31/MPRO 1:01:29 4:45:36 3:15:40 9:05:42
6 Snow, Tim 36/MPRO 1:01:27 5:11:25 2:53:29 9:12:04
7 Edwards, Billy 34/MPRO 1:06:13 5:01:16 3:01:34 9:13:13
8 MacLean, Douglas 31/M30-34 1:03:18 5:05:45 3:02:38 9:19:09
9 Pawlaczyk, Kyle 28/MPRO 0:57:42 5:07:00 3:10:43 9:19:50
10 Piggin, Olly 36/MPRO 1:01:30 5:04:54 3:11:52 9:22:24
POS ATHLETE AGE/DIV SWIM BIKE RUN TOTAL
1 Dibens, Julie 36/FPRO 0:52:36 4:52:18 3:27:09 9:16:40
2 Snow, Caitlin 29/FPRO 0:59:14 5:22:27 3:03:12 9:29:18
3 Cooper-Scott, Haley 31/FPRO 1:05:24 5:21:14 3:26:18 9:56:21
4 Piampiano, Sarah 31/F30-34 1:07:39 5:18:49 3:29:19 10:03:37
5 Gregory, Caroline 32/FPRO 1:02:25 5:42:26 3:16:49 10:05:53
6 Ficker, Desiree 35/FPRO 1:02:27 5:26:53 3:35:38 10:10:42
7 Knutson, Cathleen 29/F25-29 1:10:49 5:26:56 3:34:14 10:16:02
8 Paradis, Lilia 29/F25-29 1:13:28 5:43:30 3:27:15 10:30:19
9 Lee, Kendra 31/F30-34 1:05:54 5:34:25 3:48:11 10:35:43
10 Mazer, Samantha 26/F25-29 1:03:19 5:45:50 3:42:37 10:38:04

 

 

 

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.