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Tim Reed and Melissa Rollison win 2XU Falls Creek Australian Long Course Championship

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Tim Reed winning 2XU Falls Creek Triathlon & Australian Long Course Championship

Tim Reed and Melissa Rollison have taken out the Australian Long Course Titles at the 2XU Falls Creek Triathlon. Tim Had to come from behind in the swim and chase down a pack of around 7 leaders who were around 30 seconds ahead of Reed out of the water.

(Full results by age group below including all the new National Long Course Title Holders)

World Ironman 70.3 champion Melissa Rollison (read Mel’s race report) came out of the water a couple of meters behind Madeleine Oldfield then put 1min in to her on the first of three bike laps. Oldfield came back and took 10 seconds out of Rollison on the 2nd lap but lost another minute to Rollison on the last bike lap. Oldfield headed out on to the run about a minute and a half down. Rollison did her usual run and tore up the field. She ran almost 9 minutes faster than Oldfield and ran faster than a lot of the elite men. She finished with a 1:18:10 run and a final time of 4:14 for a course record by around 20 minutes. Oldfield beat her winning time last year by almost 10 minutes.

Melissa Rollison winning 2XU Falls Creek Triathlon and the Australian Long Course Championship

In the men’s race there were a couple of guys who came out of the water way down on their usual times. Mitch Anderson had a bit of a problem in the swim and had to settle himself down before getting back in to it. Bill Scanlan was setting up in transition when he realised his wetsuit had disappeared. Unknown to him another of the pros had accidentally picked up his wetsuit, took it to 2XU to exchange it for a new one because it had to many nicks in it. Without realising they had Scanlan’s wetsuit, 2XU loaned Scanlan a suit but the one they had was slightly too small and Scanlan struggled in the swim. Scanlan went on to have one of the faster runs of the day. (Read Bill’s race report)

Out on the bike and Tim Reed caught up to the front bunch fairly quickly with a fast T1 and a bit of power early on in the bike. By the end of the first bike lap Luke Bell was leading by over 30 seconds with Joe Gambles and Tim Reed behind. The three leaders had put a gap on the field which they held until the end of the race. Bell headed out of T2 1:13 ahead of Gambles with Reed a further minute back.

Luke Bell apparently rolled his ankle and slowed down to preserve it for IM Melbourne no doubt. This turned the race in to a running race between Joe Gambles and Tim Reed. Reed caught Gambles at 10kms and stayed with him for 2kms then pushed on to see if Gambles would stay with him. Once he realised he had a enough of a gap it hen became a matter of keeping the distance at a safe level.

Joe Gambles used this race as a test to see how he is placed 5 weeks out from Ironman Melbourne. After only picked up his bike in the last three weeks and hasn’t been running over four minute kms in training yet. After the race he now knows what to work on in the next few weeks. A weeks rest then a block before IM Melbourne.

Tim Reed is looking at racing Ironman New Zealand. At this stage it is a 95% race. Following that a break while Tim and his wife to be have a baby. During this time he will race some local Olympic distance races.

Mitch Anderson had one of the races of the day. After the hiccup in the swim he went on to ride through the field and then ran one of the quickest runs of the day at 1:17:28 to take third place overall. The third place obviously meant something by the looks of his smile as he crossed the line.

Casey Munroe had one of the rides of the day but didn’t post a finishing time. Not sure what happened yet. Hopefully his run legs were not left out on the bike course.

Other results of note were a 4th place for Sydney 2000 Olympic Bronze Medalist Jan Rehula. Rehula was visibly overjoyed with his race and result. Rehula now has a role with Triathlon Australia in the talent area.

Other solid performances were seen from many of the younger elite guys. Monty Frankish (who has started going to Ollie Whistler’s hairdresser) had a good race. Michael Fox went well albeit slightly off pace on the bike. Lindsey Wall went well. Ben Allen was slightly slower than expected and David Dellow, who is often either hot or cold, showed the impact 6 weeks of solid training can have on you.

Performances of note came from Sam Rix who has become a very capable triathlete over the last six months and won the 25-29 Australian long course title at Falls Creek. The brother of Josh Rix and boyfriend of Madeleine Oldfield showed a new piece of race kit that hopefully won’t take off. Richmond footy socks are not that stylish on a triathlon course. It made for some good natured comments.

Another outstanding performance came from youngster Ryan Waddington in the 18-24 age group. Waddington ran 1:16 for the 20kms to finish almost 40mins ahead of the next competitor in his age group. This was only a minute and a half off Tim Reed’s run. Ryan’s overall time was 4:09. He has to be one of the more focused and determined young triathlete we have seen for a long time.

In the men’s 30-34 age group Peter Loveridge finished with a time of 4:07:26 and a run time of 1:17:59.

 

Pos Name Category Time Swim Ride Run
1 Timothy Reed M Elite 3:54:15 27:47:00 2:09:49 1:15:00
2 Joe Gambles M Elite 3:55:17 27:23:00 2:09:10 1:17:03
3 Mitch Anderson M Elite 4:00:29 31:26:00 2:09:30 1:17:28
4 Jan Rehula M Elite 4:02:15 27:19:00 2:12:58 1:20:08
5 Luke Bell M Elite 4:03:24 27:24:00 2:07:50 1:26:23
6 Monty Frankish M Elite 4:06:14 28:08:00 2:12:59 1:22:47
7 Michael Fox M Elite 4:07:20 27:08:00 2:17:10 1:20:47
11 Bill Scanlan M Elite 4:09:28 31:58:00 2:15:34 1:19:09
14 Lindsey Wall M Elite 4:11:13 27:13:00 2:19:35 1:22:47
17 Ben Allen M Elite 4:15:25 27:20:00 2:23:31 1:22:39
23 Julian Langer M Elite 4:22:10 36:25:00 2:18:16 1:24:49
44 David Dellow M Elite 4:38:53 27:27:00 2:17:10 1:52:00
16 Melissa Rollison F Elite 4:14:39 31:42:00 2:22:28 1:18:10
27 Madeleine Oldfield F Elite 4:24:41 31:40:00 2:24:21 1:27:04
198 Kirke Munch F 18-24 5:47:04 44:19:00 2:56:54 1:59:33
205 Larissa Hansen F 18-24 5:51:18 36:54:00 2:58:46 2:06:17
59 Sarah Grove F 25-29 4:48:57 37:26:00 2:36:53 1:32:16
70 Mandy Habener F 25-29 4:55:52 38:25:00 2:38:58 1:35:36
88 Jen Davis F 25-29 5:01:42 35:46:00 2:34:27 1:47:52
118 Elizabeth Gordon F 25-29 5:12:22 34:49:00 2:46:46 1:46:10
215 Sarah Greenwood F 25-29 5:56:54 39:25:00 3:13:55 1:57:50
223 Melissa Urie F 25-29 6:00:24 39:27:00 3:01:32 2:14:35
236 Bridget Tellefson F 25-29 6:09:17 44:56:00 3:08:37 2:08:52
239 Amy Pankhurst F 25-29 6:13:40 44:00:00 3:22:07 2:03:40
57 Wendy Mcalpine F 30-34 4:47:49 33:42:00 2:33:03 1:37:39
64 Emma Miller F 30-34 4:52:53 35:44:00 2:36:50 1:37:02
81 Elizabeth Dornom F 30-34 4:58:10 38:05:00 2:42:47 1:34:13
106 Catherine Benger F 30-34 5:08:42 41:06:00 2:37:54 1:46:00
113 Bernadette Dornom F 30-34 5:10:01 36:40:00 2:46:10 1:43:46
122 Nicole Hart F 30-34 5:13:59 44:14:00 2:50:46 1:34:49
141 Heidi Littleford F 30-34 5:24:05 33:50:00 2:53:01 1:52:43
162 Lyndsey Travis F 30-34 5:32:37 48:41:00 2:56:11 1:42:14
206 Angela Harris F 30-34 5:51:38 46:36:00 3:08:02 1:50:27
209 Emily Clark F 30-34 5:53:53 46:26:00 3:17:06 1:42:53
210 Virginia Brooks F 30-34 5:54:11 44:41:00 3:02:32 2:00:55
220 Jennifer Ring F 30-34 5:59:42 51:24:00 3:04:54 1:58:00
229 Jaselyn O’sullivan F 30-34 6:02:57 43:23:00 3:12:17 1:58:00
247 Amanda Wallis F 30-34 6:23:54 36:49:00 3:22:13 2:20:21
111 Julie Uebel F 35-39 5:09:52 35:54:00 2:39:05 1:49:30
252 Donna Gibson F 35-39 6:30:57 48:12:00 3:21:42 2:10:29
77 Sarah Richardson F 40-44 4:57:37 32:44:00 2:40:46 1:41:10
217 Rebecca Sturrock F 40-44 5:57:03 42:07:00 3:05:45 2:01:43
228 Kaylene Chaproniere F 40-44 6:02:15 42:54:00 2:57:04 2:16:00
233 Heidi Bramberger F 40-44 6:05:30 40:58:00 2:59:26 2:21:24
241 Anne-Louise Mclean F 40-44 6:15:39 44:14:00 3:12:42 2:12:42
249 Sandi James F 40-44 6:27:32 40:46:00 3:16:24 2:24:08
186 Jodie Morris F 45-49 5:42:58 41:53:00 3:01:48 1:53:38
234 Andrea Jackson F 45-49 6:07:09 42:06:00 3:20:15 1:57:26
244 Liz Georgeson F 45-49 6:18:49 54:40:00 2:54:38 2:13:47
245 Helen Wilson F 45-49 6:23:31 44:02:00 3:19:20 2:15:12
259 Denise Wilson F 45-49 7:00:37 1:03:06 3:46:48 2:04:35
195 Julienne Drysdale F 50-54 5:46:11 38:59:00 3:04:12 1:54:17
207 Sally Murray F 50-54 5:52:33 41:46:00 3:14:11 1:51:42
227 Pam Kiss F 50-54 6:02:15 38:21:00 3:06:53 2:11:15
248 Rosie Spicer F 50-54 6:27:19 45:18:00 3:07:58 2:25:55
261 Stephanie Mcpharlin F 55-59 7:03:36 59:43:00 3:32:47 2:20:30
266 Karla Mckinlay F 65+ 7:25:53 53:48:00 3:34:46 2:45:59
12 Ryan Waddington M 18-24 4:09:42 30:11:00 2:19:12 1:16:33
61 Samuel Burston M 18-24 4:50:42 33:07:00 2:31:22 1:41:42
72 Rowan Beggs-French M 18-24 4:56:31 35:03:00 2:32:55 1:45:34
129 Nicholas Guz M 18-24 5:17:22 40:20:00 2:49:14 1:44:19
151 Jackson Heil M 18-24 5:27:49 33:55:00 2:45:44 2:04:42
237 Rhys Plose M 18-24 6:09:19 31:45:00 3:14:56 2:17:38
250 Jarryd Bloink M 18-24 6:30:34 50:40:00 3:35:39 1:59:00
10 Sam Rix M 25-29 4:08:36 29:27:00 2:11:04 1:24:22
19 Cadeyrn Douglas M 25-29 4:20:36 30:17:00 2:18:30 1:29:38
24 Chris Hocking M 25-29 4:22:53 33:06:00 2:17:15 1:29:55
29 Chris Stanton M 25-29 4:26:18 29:22:00 2:24:09 1:29:42
33 Adrian Vincent M 25-29 4:29:08 37:05:00 2:24:10 1:25:08
39 Luke Kay M 25-29 4:36:37 32:37:00 2:32:00 1:28:36
41 Tim Boote M 25-29 4:37:08 35:47:00 2:22:08 1:34:15
62 Shaun Street M 25-29 4:51:52 37:09:00 2:30:43 1:39:53
69 Geoff White M 25-29 4:54:42 38:05:00 2:32:49 1:40:01
71 Chris Moscher M 25-29 4:56:00 38:48:00 2:36:07 1:35:07
91 Bergin Kennedy M 25-29 5:02:20 40:37:00 2:45:10 1:30:12
99 Henry Baker M 25-29 5:06:39 37:48:00 2:39:22 1:45:54
105 Giles Barrington M 25-29 5:08:28 36:54:00 2:37:41 1:50:41
108 Blair Hurst M 25-29 5:09:30 42:36:00 2:44:59 1:36:39
114 Ken Enright M 25-29 5:10:44 35:46:00 2:38:08 1:48:36
145 Sam Buckley M 25-29 5:25:01 43:57:00 2:48:17 1:45:29
148 Andrew Browne M 25-29 5:26:51 39:37:00 2:47:19 1:54:09
150 Luke Eipper M 25-29 5:27:46 40:14:00 2:48:55 1:51:46
158 Paul-Micah Sullivan M 25-29 5:29:58 44:02:00 2:57:13 1:42:10
163 Simon King M 25-29 5:32:45 40:32:00 3:00:30 1:44:37
164 Martin Phillips M 25-29 5:32:59 44:35:00 2:54:37 1:45:37
172 Lee Walsh M 25-29 5:37:12 38:09:00 2:48:22 2:00:32
174 James Toth M 25-29 5:37:49 38:43:00 2:55:42 1:57:24
179 Chris Miller M 25-29 5:39:50 40:25:00 3:04:34 1:45:38
180 Martin Markus M 25-29 5:40:12 47:06:00 2:50:48 1:58:01
194 Matthew Penfold M 25-29 5:45:29 45:48:00 2:49:48 2:02:39
196 Jeremy Barber M 25-29 5:46:22 42:40:00 2:58:18 1:58:25
199 Peter Collier M 25-29 5:47:08 39:21:00 3:00:49 1:59:29
202 Mathew Dorling M 25-29 5:49:58 42:33:00 2:56:32 2:02:26
218 Arpit Srivastava M 25-29 5:59:16 46:57:00 2:59:52 2:06:22
238 Steve Jacobs M 25-29 6:12:55 41:21:00 3:06:10 2:14:32
256 Robert Dashwood M 25-29 6:49:32 49:30:00 3:20:23 2:33:48
8 Peter Loveridge M 30-34 4:07:26 29:23:00 2:17:07 1:17:59
15 Sean Smee M 30-34 4:14:26 34:15:00 2:18:27 1:19:29
22 Ryan Cross M 30-34 4:21:49 31:02:00 2:20:33 1:27:54
25 Ben Webeck M 30-34 4:23:02 32:17:00 2:22:29 1:24:28
26 Justin Whitley M 30-34 4:23:26 30:45:00 2:19:39 1:29:57
32 Clement Scott M 30-34 4:28:17 36:00:00 2:17:42 1:30:44
35 Luke Preston M 30-34 4:30:39 34:40:00 2:23:07 1:29:36
48 Scott Waters M 30-34 4:40:43 34:49:00 2:34:48 1:26:51
50 Sean Barnes M 30-34 4:43:08 35:33:00 2:32:04 1:32:17
52 Ben Pattie M 30-34 4:45:12 40:39:00 2:27:57 1:32:34
53 Stephen Glowrey M 30-34 4:45:46 34:39:00 2:39:28 1:27:49
60 Rodney Smith M 30-34 4:49:40 35:12:00 2:30:30 1:40:10
68 Brett Stone M 30-34 4:54:15 39:53:00 2:34:29 1:36:27
74 David Wilson M 30-34 4:57:02 30:54:00 2:43:52 1:37:27
82 Chris Smith M 30-34 4:59:13 38:15:00 2:36:37 1:36:19
83 Luke Mclean M 30-34 4:59:36 40:39:00 2:37:49 1:36:43
85 Alberto Myhrer M 30-34 4:59:53 40:19:00 2:39:03 1:35:39
86 Ross Kinsella M 30-34 5:00:34 45:50:00 2:40:56 1:27:44
94 Stephen Rafferty M 30-34 5:04:54 41:38:00 2:41:08 1:37:27
95 Kurt Rowe M 30-34 5:05:01 34:37:00 2:43:15 1:41:41
121 Cameron Malone M 30-34 5:13:58 29:19:00 2:50:00 1:45:24
125 Matt Tunne M 30-34 5:14:45 37:35:00 2:36:08 1:57:13
130 Matthew Kent M 30-34 5:17:40 39:42:00 2:47:10 1:43:46
131 Bob van Zuiden M 30-34 5:17:57 41:27:00 2:43:46 1:48:15
132 Simon Proctor M 30-34 5:18:33 39:52:00 2:42:56 1:49:45
140 Daniel Buchner M 30-34 5:23:39 36:37:00 2:45:11 1:55:53
142 Tim Furlong M 30-34 5:24:14 37:00:00 2:41:17 1:58:29
149 Paul Gallagher M 30-34 5:26:55 40:48:00 2:56:05 1:43:41
155 Sam Watkins M 30-34 5:28:51 41:16:00 2:46:35 1:52:15
160 Jason Sweeney M 30-34 5:31:31 40:33:00 2:48:36 1:53:22
166 Eddie O’connor M 30-34 5:34:37 43:29:00 2:54:48 1:50:16
171 Trevor Barnes M 30-34 5:36:41 35:57:00 2:55:39 2:00:02
177 Ross Mcnamara M 30-34 5:39:40 51:02:00 3:01:20 1:40:17
178 Matt Power M 30-34 5:39:42 47:03:00 2:53:17 1:54:24
182 Randall Evans M 30-34 5:41:26 38:25:00 2:45:27 2:11:42
183 Tim Chambers M 30-34 5:41:27 36:30:00 2:48:40 2:12:37
187 Jason Hekkema M 30-34 5:43:12 40:46:00 2:52:31 2:02:11
203 Daniel Prior M 30-34 5:50:02 39:25:00 2:55:00 2:08:38
211 Paul Rahill M 30-34 5:54:12 45:53:00 3:05:09 1:57:02
213 Justin Mills M 30-34 5:56:23 40:03:00 3:04:37 2:04:25
214 David Stokie M 30-34 5:56:44 43:14:00 2:53:11 2:16:47
224 Andrew Catchpole M 30-34 6:01:33 51:50:00 2:53:18 2:10:40
230 Duncan Orr M 30-34 6:03:08 44:44:00 2:54:39 2:14:43
231 Adam Stewart M 30-34 6:03:57 44:38:00 3:04:15 2:06:27
235 Michael Karpavicius M 30-34 6:07:59 42:43:00 3:05:11 2:11:09
242 Matt Howard M 30-34 6:16:23 42:33:00 3:10:29 2:17:10
9 Sam Hume M 35-39 4:07:32 27:25:00 2:19:45 1:18:13
13 Chris Bradford M 35-39 4:10:37 32:01:00 2:14:49 1:21:33
18 Damien Angus M 35-39 4:18:31 31:41:00 2:19:08 1:22:45
20 Deiter Mcdonald M 35-39 4:20:51 31:48:00 2:17:50 1:29:19
43 Ollie Allan M 35-39 4:37:50 33:22:00 2:27:29 1:32:59
47 Ian Franzke M 35-39 4:40:08 41:33:00 2:23:58 1:30:54
51 Jarrod Hudson M 35-39 4:43:18 34:14:00 2:31:35 1:32:34
54 Duncan Brown M 35-39 4:46:13 37:52:00 2:35:47 1:26:49
66 David Frame M 35-39 4:53:20 30:49:00 2:38:03 1:41:00
75 Brett Worley M 35-39 4:57:06 31:58:00 2:41:32 1:39:10
79 Clinton Fraser M 35-39 4:57:46 30:09:00 2:39:54 1:42:45
89 Ben Mcdermid M 35-39 5:01:55 34:28:00 2:43:14 1:37:06
90 Scott Mcgraw M 35-39 5:02:06 38:30:00 2:33:56 1:40:59
96 Peter Gardner M 35-39 5:05:06 32:51:00 2:42:19 1:44:04
100 Phillip Walsh M 35-39 5:07:03 36:32:00 2:37:50 1:47:04
101 Dario Sorbello M 35-39 5:07:13 41:11:00 2:36:57 1:44:21
102 Jeremy Cowan M 35-39 5:07:25 40:18:00 2:29:18 1:50:43
103 Shane Thurston M 35-39 5:07:47 43:50:00 2:38:35 1:39:43
107 Tim Tingiri M 35-39 5:09:20 40:35:00 2:46:39 1:37:37
110 Nigel Peacock M 35-39 5:09:51 44:51:00 2:44:17 1:34:25
115 Adam Rieusset M 35-39 5:11:23 36:13:00 2:40:48 1:45:30
120 Christopher Ineson M 35-39 5:12:53 41:41:00 2:41:48 1:44:12
123 Greg Fahy M 35-39 5:14:30 44:19:00 2:44:06 1:40:02
127 Darren Ross M 35-39 5:15:28 32:24:00 2:47:53 1:49:39
133 Matthew Gisborne M 35-39 5:19:05 39:14:00 2:48:45 1:45:29
134 Lee Prosser M 35-39 5:19:54 43:17:00 2:46:59 1:44:24
139 Travis Callander M 35-39 5:23:06 35:32:00 2:45:13 1:56:08
144 Alastair Lang M 35-39 5:24:48 41:44:00 2:46:38 1:50:58
147 Stephen Shuttleworth M 35-39 5:26:11 38:26:00 2:53:43 1:48:09
159 David Breslin M 35-39 5:30:07 40:27:00 2:46:33 1:58:52
161 Jason Kilner M 35-39 5:32:17 45:28:00 2:51:35 1:49:11
189 Mark Burton M 35-39 5:43:47 42:02:00 3:06:27 1:45:24
191 Scott Smalley M 35-39 5:44:29 40:00:00 2:49:42 2:08:09
193 Alasdair Mclean M 35-39 5:44:52 42:03:00 3:00:35 1:56:31
197 Damien Herbert M 35-39 5:46:49 55:45:00 2:54:55 1:44:41
263 Alex Basilewsky M 35-39 7:06:36 43:34:00 3:29:56 2:42:57
265 Marc Niemes M 35-39 7:21:09 58:29:00 3:46:19 2:24:38
21 Matthew Wolstencroft M 40-44 4:20:51 30:29:00 2:18:56 1:29:11
28 Matt Lewis M 40-44 4:25:17 37:48:00 2:19:01 1:25:37
34 Richard Hobson M 40-44 4:29:08 31:29:00 2:21:39 1:31:32
36 Austin Parker M 40-44 4:31:20 34:38:00 2:27:10 1:26:44
40 Niall Mai M 40-44 4:36:50 32:37:00 2:26:15 1:34:53
46 Ray Bradbury M 40-44 4:39:51 35:36:00 2:32:59 1:26:40
58 Graham Hammell M 40-44 4:48:45 37:54:00 2:26:49 1:39:59
63 Christopher Watt M 40-44 4:52:24 41:20:00 2:30:54 1:34:06
65 Bryan Hopkins M 40-44 4:52:57 39:08:00 2:38:45 1:30:17
67 Travis Wayth M 40-44 4:53:47 35:48:00 2:38:44 1:33:43
76 Darren Pocock M 40-44 4:57:30 41:22:00 2:35:13 1:36:51
78 Philip O’toole M 40-44 4:57:38 37:59:00 2:33:24 1:38:32
80 Steven Backhouse M 40-44 4:58:09 36:28:00 2:38:05 1:38:22
84 Paul Hackett M 40-44 4:59:41 35:55:00 2:36:52 1:42:36
97 Frank Strini M 40-44 5:05:42 32:40:00 2:41:19 1:47:03
128 Justin Wilson M 40-44 5:15:57 46:51:00 2:44:57 1:36:24
136 Christopher Thomas M 40-44 5:20:39 37:39:00 2:49:09 1:49:27
170 Greg Robinson M 40-44 5:36:21 38:21:00 2:52:36 1:59:17
175 Leon Moriceau M 40-44 5:38:08 42:22:00 2:47:49 1:58:41
188 Peter Hudec M 40-44 5:43:46 50:39:00 2:50:56 1:54:49
192 Scott Harvey M 40-44 5:44:37 43:37:00 3:04:41 1:49:38
204 John Gough M 40-44 5:50:17 44:06:00 2:56:11 2:04:39
208 Paul Everett M 40-44 5:53:00 50:54:00 3:06:28 1:48:47
212 Matt Wall M 40-44 5:56:21 37:00:00 3:04:40 2:10:00
216 Richard Matison M 40-44 5:57:00 48:31:00 3:03:45 1:59:31
222 David von Hirschberg M 40-44 6:00:16 48:17:00 3:02:33 2:03:22
226 Scott Montgomery M 40-44 6:01:49 43:58:00 2:55:33 2:14:44
232 Lang Nicholls M 40-44 6:04:13 37:22:00 3:06:02 2:11:34
240 Mark Pellas M 40-44 6:15:11 50:29:00 2:54:39 2:22:26
253 Steven Brydon M 40-44 6:35:44 53:38:00 3:20:34 2:13:10
31 Chris Southwell M 45-49 4:28:02 28:47:00 2:23:06 1:32:51
37 Rob Hill M 45-49 4:35:41 35:07:00 2:30:36 1:26:57
38 Daryn James M 45-49 4:35:49 35:04:00 2:29:18 1:27:27
42 Trevor Buchanan M 45-49 4:37:32 36:35:00 2:23:33 1:34:28
109 Stephen Harper M 45-49 5:09:42 36:56:00 2:44:37 1:43:58
137 Clint Bain M 45-49 5:21:22 36:00:00 2:42:59 1:58:26
138 Alan Melville M 45-49 5:22:42 41:21:00 2:51:40 1:38:44
143 Joe Spano M 45-49 5:24:32 50:10:00 2:36:50 1:50:29
184 Darren Fox M 45-49 5:42:05 42:13:00 2:56:20 1:58:23
254 John Williamson M 45-49 6:37:31 46:53:00 3:19:29 2:22:13
255 David Le Page M 45-49 6:39:59 59:14:00 3:14:57 2:20:11
257 Rohan Merry M 45-49 6:54:16 56:25:00 4:07:44 1:40:15
258 Paul Sargeant M 45-49 6:54:30 55:06:00 3:20:17 2:30:28
260 John Heckenberg M 45-49 7:02:49 59:39:00 3:20:33 2:29:06
55 Paul Mcglynn M 50-54 4:46:52 34:52:00 2:25:16 1:42:06
73 Tony Kolb M 50-54 4:56:52 36:12:00 2:37:47 1:38:20
87 Rick Jackel M 50-54 5:01:06 35:17:00 2:39:53 1:41:58
92 Roy Preece M 50-54 5:03:58 34:28:00 2:33:03 1:52:06
93 Adrian Mc Knight M 50-54 5:04:05 36:34:00 2:43:25 1:36:46
98 John Auriac M 50-54 5:06:17 38:14:00 2:36:21 1:47:05
112 Paul Legg M 50-54 5:09:57 35:59:00 2:38:42 1:50:10
116 Stephen Oliver M 50-54 5:11:48 37:28:00 2:37:26 1:51:35
119 Dean Jackson M 50-54 5:12:25 42:17:00 2:43:55 1:40:32
124 Bruce Baddeley M 50-54 5:14:41 32:22:00 2:47:00 1:50:08
126 Howard Yen M 50-54 5:15:04 39:15:00 2:44:53 1:46:10
153 Rene Rutze M 50-54 5:28:33 43:12:00 2:52:07 1:43:23
154 Martyn Hughes M 50-54 5:28:44 46:21:00 2:50:29 1:47:19
181 Ross Cochrane M 50-54 5:40:21 38:54:00 2:52:58 2:01:26
185 David Burston M 50-54 5:42:40 42:37:00 2:54:29 2:01:10
221 Brendan Hill M 50-54 6:00:13 48:59:00 3:04:06 1:58:29
246 John Hazell M 50-54 6:23:42 49:56:00 2:59:13 2:28:25
251 Brett Fitzsimmons M 50-54 6:30:37 49:42:00 3:19:03 2:10:15
262 Lars Kogge M 50-54 7:04:07 1:15:45 3:54:34 1:43:06
264 Michael Walker M 50-54 7:07:40 49:37:00 3:29:36 2:43:09
45 Niels Madsen M 55-59 4:39:02 35:17:00 2:27:17 1:33:49
152 Dean Copland M 55-59 5:27:56 41:16:00 2:57:20 1:46:33
169 Daryl Raggatt M 55-59 5:36:00 36:30:00 2:57:08 1:56:50
200 Peter Nitschke M 55-59 5:47:22 45:56:00 2:49:07 2:05:43
201 David Leversha M 55-59 5:49:09 40:08:00 3:12:42 1:48:45
267 Michael Kennedy M 55-59 7:26:17 57:37:00 3:42:03 2:30:24
176 Terry Moore M 60-64 5:39:12 38:02:00 3:00:13 1:52:59
190 Paul Emery M 60-64 5:44:17 38:04:00 2:46:16 2:16:13
1 Timothy Reed M Elite 3:54:15 27:47:00 2:09:49 1:15:00
2 Joe Gambles M Elite 3:55:17 27:23:00 2:09:10 1:17:03
3 Mitch Anderson M Elite 4:00:29 31:26:00 2:09:30 1:17:28
4 Jan Rehula M Elite 4:02:15 27:19:00 2:12:58 1:20:08
5 Luke Bell M Elite 4:03:24 27:24:00 2:07:50 1:26:23
6 Monty Frankish M Elite 4:06:14 28:08:00 2:12:59 1:22:47
7 Michael Fox M Elite 4:07:20 27:08:00 2:17:10 1:20:47
11 Bill Scanlan M Elite 4:09:28 31:58:00 2:15:34 1:19:09
14 Lindsey Wall M Elite 4:11:13 27:13:00 2:19:35 1:22:47
17 Ben Allen M Elite 4:15:25 27:20:00 2:23:31 1:22:39
23 Julian Langer M Elite 4:22:10 36:25:00 2:18:16 1:24:49
44 David Dellow M Elite 4:38:53 27:27:00 2:17:10 1:52:00
30 Team Smoo Team 4:26:57 33:04:00 2:22:05 1:30:36
49 Team Sam The Dog Team 4:40:43 45:13:00 2:38:26 1:15:40
56 Team Over The Hill And Far Away Team 4:47:41 30:02:00 2:49:38 1:26:16
104 Team Seemed Like A Good Idea Team 5:08:09 36:23:00 2:52:10 1:38:04
117 Team Hannmaid Team 5:12:19 46:02:00 2:38:41 1:45:15
135 Team Team Toro Team 5:20:34 34:01:00 2:52:20 1:52:24
146 Team Team Tarulli Team 5:25:32 58:51:00 2:43:29 1:41:29
156 Team High Rollers Team 5:29:30 42:42:00 2:57:38 1:47:13
157 Team Plod Team 5:29:54 42:51:00 3:13:50 1:31:18
165 Team Keltron Team 5:33:26 38:39:00 3:01:52 1:47:48
167 Team Ghd Geos Team 5:34:52 43:00:00 2:56:54 1:52:56
168 Team 3xw Team 5:35:14 41:44:00 3:12:30 1:39:32
173 Team The Ratties Team 5:37:22 39:01:00 3:11:11 1:45:20
219 Team Older Girls Go Better Team 5:59:28 44:58:00 2:56:09 2:16:01
225 Team Frenchy Kiwy Team 6:01:46 43:39:00 3:14:46 2:00:57
243 Team Freeburgh Campers Team 6:18:17 39:20:00 3:02:59 2:31:00

 

 

 

 

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.

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Noosa: Jake Montgomery Finally Makes His Debut

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Celebrating its 35th birthday the Noosa Triathlon will be in party mode, but the very courageous Gold Coast based professional Jake Montgomery will be the one with the biggest smile, as he finally celebrates his long-awaited debut in Australia’s greatest triathlon.

“I planned on doing Noosa for the past four years, but unfortunately I have never made it to the start line,” Jake said with a casual comment that masks several horror years of extreme courage, immense pain, hardship and the rebuilding of both body and mind.

A handy runner and swimmer at school it was his first swim coach, Mick Maroney that convinced him to have a crack at triathlon. With year 12 behind him, young Jake headed over to Vitoria-Gasteiz in Spain with Jamie Turner’s squad to learn about the draft legal world of ITU Continental Cup, before eventually finding long course racing. With the help of Aussie IRONMAN legend Craig Alexander, in 2015 Jake threw himself in the deep end and headed to Boulder to continue his triathlon education on the US circuit.

“I spent three months in the US. I did a lot of training with Crowie, and he taught me the ins and outs of 70.3. He knows every aspect of it, and I was surprised how much he taught me and all the tips and tricks he gave me.”

A fifth at IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie, second in 70.3 Mandurah and Western Sydney proved that the hard work was paying off, but it was IRONMAN 70.3 in Geelong where Jake finally got the result he was looking really.

“I was getting closer, and I was pretty determined to break through, and that is when I raced Geelong in February 2016 and had my first win at the National Championship. With the win at Geelong being at the National titles a lot of the sponsors came onboard, and it got pretty full on.”

Only Slowing Jake Down

Two weeks later Jake’s world was flipped upside down when he was hit by a garbage truck only 500m from home while riding back from the pool. His bike and right foot went underneath the rear wheels, and he ruptured two ligaments in his right ankle. With the pain, Jake thought he had broken his shin and that it was snapped in half and remembers picking up his leg to see if it was still straight.

Four weeks in a hospital, two weeks in a boot and Jake was given the okay to start back again…slowly. Following the doctor’s orders to the letter by May 2016, he was again headed Stateside and trying to make up lost ground in his quest to race the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships on the Sunshine Coast. Returning to Australia Jake was in the form of his life, but in a cruel twist of fate, only 16 hours before the event his world was again thrown into chaos.

“I was doing the final spin to see that the bike was ready to race in the morning. I remember every minute of the morning, lunch and getting the bike ready and then rolling out over Alexandra Headland and that is about it. I remember the first minutes of the ride, and then I got hit by the car and things flipped upside down. I have a month missing after that. It wasn’t until weeks later that I looked at my Garmin to see that the incident happened about 20 minutes into the ride. When I went from 40kmh to zero km/h.”

“I don’t have any recollection of hospital time, and when I got back home, I was just sitting in the lounge. It was all I was doing through the day. I had a fractured sternum and shoulder and several muscle tears through the neck and shoulders, and there was also brain bleeding and swelling in three different spots. The fractures are a six-week heal, but the Neurologist said he didn’t think I would be running again. He said we would give it four months, and you can try if you are desperate, but he wasn’t recommending that I try again. That wasn’t exactly what I wanted to hear, and I couldn’t see myself doing anything else at that stage of my life, so I was going to try my hardest to get back to running or at least give it a go.”

“I was seeing speech therapists and occupational therapists and all the doctors. In the first session with the speech therapist, she came in, and she was quite shocked. She said, ‘Oh, you can talk.’ My speech wasn’t great, and my sentences were really jumbled and stop-start for the first couple of months. She said from what I have read happened to your brain, on paper, you shouldn’t be able to talk. So that was pretty scary to hear that I got that lucky.”

“I went through some pretty dark spots early on, where going to the kitchen was the most I could do all day. Going from 25 hours of training a week to zero was a bit of a shock and knowing that running might never happen again, I was pretty depressed at that stage and had pretty bad thoughts. I was lucky that I had my parents by my side the whole time, looking after me and helping me through it all. Without them, things would have been a lot different.”

For eight weeks Jake did nothing but then he embarked on another program to rebuild his body and confidence in the hope that he would one day get back to competing in the sport that he loved. Initially, it was the hydro pool to rebuild his strength, then a five-minute walk became a two and a half hour walk and eventually he was on a stationary trainer building up week by week. Four months after the incident his training miraculously started in earnest when he was able to run, ride and swim properly again.

Back racing in Geelong

IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong in February 2017 was his comeback race, and a fifth place in a strong field was the boost he needed. Similar results at IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder and Santa Cruz have helped rebuild his confidence and reboot his career and now Jake is determined to use the Noosa Triathlon as final hit out before IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney Asia Pacific Championships in November.

“After Santa Cruz, I made it to Vegas for a sponsorship commitment for Cervelo then took two weeks recovery and let the body reset. As soon as I got home, I got back into training and now have my eyes set on Noosa. I am looking forward to the draft free bike. Racing for half the time as a 70.3 I will be able to push 100 percent and see how long the body can last for. It will be a bit of fun.”

“Noosa is probably the most stacked race in Australia and the organisers put up a good prizemoney, so it encourages all the professionals in Australia to toe the line and have a crack. It is only a two and half hour drive for me so that is just nice and no plane flight required which is a bonus. Noosa will be a nice hit out and the perfect opportunity to use a bit of speed and see how the body comes down from the altitude.”

“I have spoken to plenty of people who have done it before and they love the race and the whole atmosphere of the weekend. I have heard that it is crazy busy but pretty good at the same time. So, I am looking forward to getting up there and getting amongst it,” he said with anticipation.

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Noosa Triathlon: The Big Guns Will Be In Town To Celebrate

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The 35th Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is shaping up to be the biggest yet, with the who’s who of Australian sport and some of the nation’s most recognisable faces heading to the Sunshine Coast to join in the birthday celebrations.

The five-day festival (1-5 November) features an ocean swim, a fun run, the Charity Golf Day and elite cycling and running events and culminates on Sunday 5 November with the Noosa Triathlon hosting more than 8,500 competitors, making it the world’s largest standard distance triathlon.

Headlining the Noosa Triathlon are key athletes from Australia’s Commonwealth Games triathlon team for 2018, Ashleigh Gentle and Jake Birtwhistle, defending champion Dan Wilson, plus Commonwealth Games hopefuls Aaron Royle, Ryan Bailie, Gillian Backhouse and Luke Willian.

The long-distance world is also well represented with Sarah Crowley fresh from her podium at the IRONMAN World Championships, IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Champion Josh Amberger, Jake Montgomery making his long-awaited Noosa debut, Liz Blatchford in her first race back as a new mum and two time World Duathlon Champion Felicity Sheedy-Ryan mixing it up with a swim.

Defending champ Ashleigh Gentle is shooting for Noosa title #5, and Dan Wilson is hoping to go back to back this year, but they are fully aware of the strength of the field assembled for the 35th anniversary year.

Four-time champ, Ashleigh Gentle has developed a real affinity with the Noosa over many years, and she can’t wait to get back this year.

“I’ve raced six times, and been up a couple more on top of that to watch and be part of the festival. I love the atmosphere. I love Queensland, and it is very special to come back to the race each year after spending so much time abroad. I love seeing familiar faces and being surrounded by so many other people who love triathlon. Noosa has always been really important to me. It’s the one I look forward to the most. I obviously want to do well, but there is a lot less pressure than the intensity of World Series races.”

“I would love to defend my title. I’m sure as always it will be a competitive field, but I’m looking forward to getting out there and going hard. Noosa Triathlon has been a big part of my career, and I am thrilled I can be a part of this milestone, although it only feels like yesterday we were celebrating the 30th year of Noosa,” she recalled.

Dan Wilson is a Noosa veteran, and he is hoping he can revisit the form that saw him dominate in 2016 and go out on a high note.

“I think this is around my 10th Noosa. I first came here in 2003 as a little junior. I’ve missed a few through injuries along the way, but always come back when I’m able. It is a bastion of Australia triathlon, and it is a ripping location, it is one of the ‘funnest’ races on tour. What more could you need?”

“I would obviously love to repeat last year’s result, but it also looks like it will probably be the best field we’ve ever seen at Noosa, so it’s going to be a tough ask. Noosa is always a special race, it is usually at or near the end of the season, so everyone is looking to finish the season strong at a fun race.”

“This year, Noosa will be even more special, I’m hanging up the suit at the end of this year, so it’ll be the last chance to go round at Noosa, and one of my last races ever, so I’m looking forward to really savouring the weekend,” Wilson said.

Aussie Olympian and two time Noosa champ Aaron Royle is pumped up and glad to back in Noosa looking attempting to keep his perfect Noosa record intact.

“I’ve raced Noosa twice and had two good wins there, which has been fantastic for myself in my career. I guess because of that, and the expectation to go there and win is greater with each year. I want to win again to make it three from three races, but that is always easier said than done. I’m sure there will be a handful of others saying that they also want to win.”

“I knew of the Noosa triathlon before I knew what triathlon really was, and certainly before I followed the sport. I think it was Channel 7 showing it back in the day and I remember thinking this looks pretty cool (before I even contemplated doing one myself).”

“For me, Noosa always signifies the end of my racing season, but with a race of this significances, I’ve never struggled to find motivation for this race. It’s the biggest domestic race on the calendar with so many legendary winners that have gone before, so it is easy to see why so many top-level athletes turn up each year,” Aaron said.

IRONMAN 70.3 specialist Jake Montgomery might be a Noosa debutante this year, but he is well aware of Noosa’s legendary status.

“I’ve been meaning to race Noosa for a few year’s now but have never been able to toe the line. I went there once a few years back for surfing but have never experienced the triathlon weekend.”

“Noosa is definitely the pinnacle race in Australia and one that everyone loves to put on their calendar. Not necessarily just the race but the whole weekend of event and atmosphere make it a must for many. Having not raced anything shorter than a 70.3 for the past three years it will be interesting to see how my body handles the faster racing and pushing myself over the shorter distance. I am mostly looking forward to the swim, any race with a beach start and ocean swim is a must for me.”

“Nearing the end of a hard year it will be a good hit out to finish off. While it’s still a competitive race, it will also be a lot of fun catching up with friends, sponsors and watching the other events before the triathlon. Being one of Australia’s oldest triathlons, it is now also the biggest in the country with sold out entries and days of multisport events. It attracts some of the best athletes in the world and organisers of the event have the weekend dialled in,” Jake said.

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Ironman World Championship: Europeans Dominate and Records Fall

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Daniela Ryf of Switzerland celebrates after winning the IRONMAN World Championship on October 14, 2017 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

European dominance of the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona has continued but not as the pre-race script had been written.

While Switzerland’s “Angry Bird” Daniela Ryf made it three Kona victories, it was not defending champion Jan Frodeno’s day, with the men’s championship title transferring to fellow countryman Patrick Lange.

Coming from a nine-minute deficit off the bike, Lange revelled in near perfect conditions to write himself into the IRONMAN history books to destroy the course record set in 2011 by Australian Craig Alexander, with a 2:39:59 marathon that helped deliver a total race time of 8:01:40.

In a record-breaking day, Aussie Cameron Wurf won the battle of the bikers taking control of the race at the 110km mark and leading into the bike/run transition to set a new bike course record of 4:12:54, more than five minutes faster than Normann Stadler’s 2006 record.

Wurf surrendered his lead early on in the run, as Lionel Sanders (CAN and Sebastian Kienle (GER) made their presence felt, but very quickly all eyes turned to a charging Patrick Lange who had moved into third at 21km of the marathon intent on reducing the six-minute deficit to the leading Sanders.

Lange was on a mission and keen to improve on his third place last year and with 5km to go on the run he flew past Sanders, heading for town and the adoring crowd lining the run course and the finish line on Ali’i Drive.

“It’s everything I ever dreamed of. Oh, my god, I cannot believe it,” Lange said. “I always, always, always since I was a child dreamed of having this crown. From time to time you think someone is hitting with a baseball beneath your knees and you just want to drop out. I had to fight, I had to fight so hard,” Lange said at the finish line.

A fading Sanders managed to hold off the hard-charging David McNamee (GBR) for second with Kienle and James Cunnama (ZAF) crossing the finish to take fourth and fifth.

Swiss miss Daniela Ryf joined an exclusive club at the IRONMAN World Championships, recording her third win in Kona with a very skilful and strategic victory that while remarkably effective, lacked her usual flair and total dominance.

Ryf didn’t have it all her way, with Lucy Charles dominating the swim and majority of the bike before Ryf decided that enough was enough. Ryf wrestled the lead off the Brit and charged home with the fastest run of the day, putting a nine-minute gap to her chasers by the end of the 42.2km run.

“It was the hardest I had to ever fight for the win. I’m so happy to turn it around today,” a more emotional than usual Ryf said at the finish line.

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Ironman World Championship: Patrick Lange Smashes Course Record and Daniela Ryf Earns Third Straight Win

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Daniela Ryf of Switzerland celebrates after winning the IRONMAN World Championship. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Patrick Lange (DEU) and Daniela Ryf (CHE) earned championship titles with momentous performances today at the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i. Lange passed Lionel Sanders (CAN) in the final three miles, clocking in at 8:01:40 and establishing a new course record (formerly 8:03:56 by Craig Alexander, 2011). Ryf earned her third consecutive crown with a time of 8:50:47, joining an exclusive “three-peat” winners’ circle alongside the newest IRONMAN Hall of Fame inductee Chrissie Wellington and Natascha Badmann, Dave Scott, Paula Newby-Fraser and Mark Allen. Over 2,350 athletes from 66 countries, regions and territories on six continents started the IRONMAN World Championship race on the Island of Hawai`i in the toughest one-day endurance event in the world.

Patrick Lange of Germany putting the hurt on as he runs to victory and a new course record during the IRONMAN World Championship. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Lange, who raced in only his fourth IRONMAN to-date, had an incredible ascension after having been 17th out of the swim in today’s race. Shortly after the swim, a pack of strong cyclists including Sanders, Sebastian Kienle (GER) and Cameron Wurf (AUS) broke away from the group. Wurf would sail into T2, shattering the 2006 bike course record held by Normann Stadler (4:18:23) with a 4:12:54 split. Sanders and Kienle also smashed the record with 4:14:19 and 4:14:57 split times, respectively. On the run, Sanders took a quick lead as Kienle fell into second. Meanwhile, Lange moved from 11th place to a steady third-place position by the half-marathon marker. Lange then made a decisive pass at mile 23 on the run, as he moved ahead of Sanders to take a hold of the lead, finishing strong in first place. With a 2:39:59 run split, he was only 14 seconds away from breaking the run course record he set last year (2:39:45).

Sanders hung on for second place, ultimately concluding his race with a time of 8:04:07. David McNamee (GBR), Kienle and James Cunnama (ZAF) rounded out the top five.

McNamee had the second fastest run split of the race with 2:45:30, helping him clinch a third-place podium finish by more than two minutes ahead of Kienle.

Defending champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Jan Frodeno dug deep after back spasms slowed him first to a complete stop and then run/walk pace, mustering enough strength to finish the race.

Lucy Charles (GBR) led the professional women out of the water with a 48:48 split, missing the course record by only five seconds. After a speedy transition, Charles took the lead on the bike and had an approximately a five-and-a-half-minute lead over defending champ Daniela Ryf (CHE), Sarah Crowley (AUS) and Annabel Luxford (AUS). This pace remained consistent down the Queen Ka`ahumanu Highway until Ryf attacked, making up over five minutes over the final 25 miles of the bike, which positioned her at the front of the pack. Ryf then greatly extended her lead on the run, with Charles, Crowley and Heather Jackson (USA), fighting for the remaining podium positions.

Lucy Charles of Great Britain cools down during the IRONMAN World Championship on October 14, 2017 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Ryf took first at 8:50:47, almost exactly four minutes off of her own 2016 course record time of 8:46:46. Calling on her epic running abilities, the Swiss star claimed her third successive IRONMAN World Championship victory.

Charles, a Kona rookie, maintained her second-place position throughout most of the run and ultimately to the finish. Crowley rounded out the top three in her second-ever appearance at the IRONMAN World Championship, finishing her race exactly two minutes behind Charles. Jackson and Kaisa Sali (FIN) rounded out the top five women.

 

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Ironman World Championship: The Best Run Images from Kona 2017

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It’s never an easy day out when racing any Ironman race let alone the World Championship. Then add in some hot and humid weather and you really have a very tough set of conditions.

Here are some of the amazing images that were captured during today’s race.

Lucy Charles trying to remain as cool as possible during the run leg. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Lionel Sanders of Canada runs through an aid station and takes on extra fluids and also trying to cool himself. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Patrick Lange of Germany celebrates before crossing the finish line to win the IRONMAN World Championship and setting a course record of 8:01.39 beating Craig Alexander’s 2011 record of 8:03.56. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Age group athletes out on the run course. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

John Joseph McGowan of the United States showing us his guns and ink work. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Unfortunately Jan Frodeno of Germany wasn’t able to really defend his title today due to an injury. He eventually finishes 35th. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

The sun sets on Kailua Kona, Hawaii and competitors continue their journey for their personal success. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Daniela Ryf nearly the final few kilometres during the Ironman World Championship 2017, (Photo: Jesper Gronnemark/Red Bull Content Pool)

Kaisa Sali of Finland celebrates in the finish chute after finishing fifth during the IRONMAN World Championship. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Patrick Lange of Germany putting the hurt on as he runs to victory and a new course record during the IRONMAN World Championship. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Runners compete as the sun sets in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Lucy Charles of Great Britain runs through the barren landscape and eventually to coming 2nd. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

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Ironman World Championship: The Best Bike Images from Kona 2017

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With the backdrop of the most infamous course in the world, the Ironman World Championship bike course never misses by the providing the most amazing landscapes for the bike course. This year was nothing short of spectacular.

Igor Amorelli of Brazil on the bike during the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Martin Fredriksson of Sweden leads a pack on the bike during the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Michael Weiss of Austria feeling the hurt during the bike leg. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Jocelyn Mccauley of the United States competes on the bike during the IRONMAN World Championship on October 14, 2017 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

A cyclist leaves the transition area with her bike during the IRONMAN World Championship on October 14, 2017 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

KAILUA KONA, HI – OCTOBER 14: A cyclist competes during the IRONMAN World Championship on October 14, 2017 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Lucy Charles of Great Britain showed how strong her bike leg was during today’s Ironman World Championship. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Thomas Gentry McGrath of the United States cools down with water during today’s World Championship in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Michelle Alexander from Denver holds up an ‘IRONMAN are sexy’ sign as athletes cycle past. She certainly brought some smiles. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Cameron Wurf of Australia cycles ahead of Lionel Sanders of Canada during the bike leg of today’s IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Cameron would go on to set a new bike course record. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

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