New Zealand’s Michelle Bremer wins Sunsmart Ironman Western Australia on Debut

Michelle Bremer at Forster in Sept 2011

After moving to the Sunshine Coast in Australia earlier this year to focus on becoming a full time triathlon professional New Zealand’s Michelle Bremer has made it all worth while by winning on debut the 2011 Sunsmart Ironman Western Australia.

Darwin’s Michelle Mitchell overcame a large bike deficit to run a very fast 3:08 and take out second place overall. Chasing down a class act like Carrie Lester must have been very satisfying to Mitchell.

Elly Franks raced well for 4th overall to show that she is getting stronger and stronger as each race goes by.

Bremer did her first race longer than a half ironman in October when she won the inaugural Ultimate Triathlon in Forster. Bremer and husband Clay made many sacrifices, as most pros do, to make Australia home this year. Bremer’s husband will feel today that making the move from his career in NZ was all worth it. After winning Forster Bremer knew what she needed to work on heading in to Ironman Western Australia. Her swim was slightly off pace and she would need to spend more time

 

Ironman.com race website

 

ATHLETE AGE/DIV SWIM BIKE RUN TOTAL
BREMER, Michelle 28/Pro 0:58:16 5:00:37 3:22:22 9:25:38
MITCHELL, Michelle 29/Pro 0:53:16 5:21:26 3:08:31 9:28:07
LESTER, Carrie 30/Pro 0:58:15 5:04:42 3:25:26 9:32:44
FRANKS, Elly 29/Pro 0:56:53 5:03:18 3:32:59 9:37:51
BISCAY, Hilary 33/Pro 0:54:41 5:12:27 3:26:45 9:39:41
BEVILAQUA, Kate 34/Pro 0:57:00 5:05:56 3:36:14 9:43:37
GRICE, Yvette 31/Pro 0:56:45 5:24:14 3:27:02 9:53:33
BRIDGLAND, Caitlin 25/2529 0:54:35 5:21:53 3:35:51 9:57:25
SHIONO, Emi 31/Pro 1:09:27 5:08:38 3:37:36 10:00:23
BOYES, Michelle 41/4044 1:06:02 4:59:19 3:50:22 10:00:42
M?LLER, Kristin 27/Pro 1:09:28 5:28:22 3:25:20 10:07:05
CROWE, Sandy 27/2529 1:05:49 5:14:03 3:38:39 10:08:16
JONES, Lauren 27/2529 1:00:45 5:21:09 3:39:10 10:08:46
FINCH, Sara 42/4044 1:04:32 5:18:52 3:40:26 10:10:08
JAREB, Nera 29/2529 1:11:30 5:14:37 3:38:30 10:11:10
WILLIS, Janine 37/3539 1:01:25 5:10:11 3:55:14 10:12:14
LLOYD, Felicity 29/2529 1:06:34 5:09:27 3:53:24 10:16:21
JURJEVIC, Marina 30/3034 1:16:16 5:18:11 3:38:24 10:19:18
ELLIS, Erika 33/3034 1:12:31 5:26:47 3:38:03 10:22:42
DUKE, Dimity-Lee 28/2529 1:05:42 5:27:23 3:44:41 10:23:57

 

 

 

 

 

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.