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Rebecca Hoschke comes from behind to win Huskisson Long Course Triathlon

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Rebecca Hoschke with the winning smile

After a third place at Geelong last weekend in the long course race behind Belinda Granger and Suzzanne Blackwell which included the fastest bike split of the day, Rebecca backed up a week later to go two better and take out the Jervis Bay Triathlon Festival long course female title.

Rebecca didn’t have it all her own way. Great Britain’s Jacqui Slack lead the field out of the water with a very strong swim. Slack is an Xterra racer who doesn’t normally do standard triathlons. Once out on to the bike Hoschke had to work hard to chase and catch the girls which she did on the first lap.

In the swim there was two groups with Laura Siddall mostly on her own in the middle. “The swim is not my strongest leg so I had half expected to be dropped early on. I was surprised to find myself holding my own and felt I was getting stronger as the swim went on” Siddall was in the second group out on to the bike.

“Once I caught the lead girls I then set about getting myself in to a rhythm for laps 2 & 3 on the bike as my focus for Huskisson was to run well off the bike.” Siddall moved ahead on laps 2 & 3. “I let Laura go as I had my own goals for the race.” Hoschke

Siddall was just over 30seconds ahead of Hoschke out of the water and was the stronger rider of the two. Siddall went about putting in a bike time almost one minute quicker than Hoschke knowing that with the previous day’s race still in her legs and that she would have a faster runner chasing a decent gap was needed. “I had no idea how today would pan out. This was my first long course triathlon since 2009 and I had raced the sprint triathlon yesterday which was my focus for the weekend. I had faith in my coach Spot Anderson though and was sure there was a method to his madness”.

Ahead of both Siddall and Hoschke out of the water was Rachael Paxton. Paxton didn’t have a lightening fast bike and came home with a solid but not fast run. Paxton is in the middle of Ironman training and will be racing in Ironman New Zealand on March 3.

Siddall was the first female out on to the run course with a lead of 1:30 over Hoschke. Jacqui Slack was next on to the run followed by Rachael Paxton and Monica Dalidowicz. Renata Bucher was next out with Sophie Bos-Stapley not far behind.

On the run course Siddall was aware of a very determined and faster Hoschke hunting her down.

Eventually Rebecca Hoschke triumphed over a tired Laura Siddall.”I Caught Laura before the first 5km turn around. Once I had passed her it was a matter of focusing on what I wanted to achieve for the run. I was really happy with my run split.”

Both women raced hard and presented the large crowds with a great race on what was a spectacular day once again at Huskisson.

Slack was DQ’d for not reporting in to the penalty box so the 3rd place went to Rachael Paxton.

 

Pos Name Time Cat Swim Cycle Run
31 Rebecca HOSCHKE (NEE EVELEIGH) 4:09:36 F-Open 0:30:58 2:16:24 1:22:13
42 Laura SIDDALL 4:12:48 F-Open 0:30:14 2:15:31 1:27:02
76 Rachael PAXTON 4:19:23 F-Open 0:29:31 2:21:58 1:27:53
92 Monica DALIDOWICZ 4:21:59 F-Open 0:30:55 2:20:40 1:30:24
176 Renata BUCHER 4:30:38 F-Open 0:33:08 2:23:50 1:33:39
180 Sophie BOS-STAPLEY 4:30:58 F-Open 0:32:54 2:28:12 1:29:51
140 Jessica SIMPSON 4:27:26 F-20-24 0:28:43 2:21:51 1:36:50
944 Leah NEWTON 6:11:33 F-20-24 0:36:59 3:06:06 2:28:28
112 Rhiannon SNIPE 4:24:15 F-25-29 0:32:21 2:25:40 1:26:13
130 Kristy CRAFT 4:26:07 F-25-29 0:32:58 2:18:03 1:35:05
198 Sian ELLISON 4:33:09 F-25-29 0:36:51 2:22:52 1:33:25
228 Kate BATTOCCHIO 4:36:07 F-25-29 0:28:54 2:33:21 1:33:51
285 Kim RUSSELL 4:41:35 F-25-29 0:28:41 2:32:27 1:40:26
307 Clara BROWN 4:44:08 F-25-29 0:33:47 2:37:13 1:33:07
349 Veronica FARDELL 4:48:42 F-25-29 0:32:22 2:32:21 1:43:58
359 Carley STEPHENS 4:49:33 F-25-29 0:33:48 2:41:26 1:34:18
400 Xanne JANSSEN 4:51:56 F-25-29 0:33:37 2:23:14 1:55:04
421 Jessica RICHARDS 4:53:27 F-25-29 0:36:21 2:26:03 1:51:03
434 Lorna WHITE 4:55:02 F-25-29 0:33:32 2:36:51 1:44:39
443 Colleen MALLON 4:55:40 F-25-29 0:28:45 2:27:39 1:59:15
459 Brooke D’ANTONIO 4:57:02 F-25-29 0:33:09 2:35:13 1:48:39
473 Peta CUTLER 4:58:01 F-25-29 0:36:28 2:33:08 1:48:25
474 Mandy PERMAN 4:58:07 F-25-29 0:28:44 2:35:31 1:53:52
499 Ashley RUSSELL 5:01:19 F-25-29 0:30:07 2:39:31 1:51:39
577 Katie EISENHUTH 5:09:02 F-25-29 0:34:42 2:46:01 1:48:18
686 Kate DALE 5:21:49 F-25-29 0:37:32 2:48:05 1:56:11
689 Sally SCHOFIELD 5:22:08 F-25-29 0:35:34 2:58:57 1:47:36
691 Julia BROWN 5:22:13 F-25-29 0:41:01 2:41:38 1:59:33
702 Aine O’CONNELL 5:23:34 F-25-29 0:44:01 2:52:05 1:47:27
708 Kylie JOHNSON 5:24:17 F-25-29 0:38:06 2:46:20 1:59:50
720 Jolene CULLEN 5:26:03 F-25-29 0:32:41 2:33:04 2:20:16
727 Kristy-Lee WATSON-JONES 5:27:18 F-25-29 0:39:03 2:48:27 1:59:47
758 Kathy WARD 5:32:11 F-25-29 0:41:54 2:55:30 1:54:47
779 Kate OTTO 5:34:39 F-25-29 0:36:43 2:56:59 2:00:57
783 Jessica HANSEN 5:35:27 F-25-29 0:40:09 2:57:13 1:58:04
787 Emily HEAL 5:35:39 F-25-29 0:41:11 3:02:45 1:51:42
818 Shonel COLES 5:40:15 F-25-29 0:32:59 2:55:42 2:11:34
838 Elizabeth ROGERS 5:43:03 F-25-29 0:37:14 2:50:59 2:14:50
862 Kathryn WHITING 5:47:33 F-25-29 0:38:03 2:55:07 2:14:23
870 Belinda STRAHORN 5:49:13 F-25-29 0:43:15 3:12:07 1:53:51
899 Karen GRUNDY 5:55:50 F-25-29 0:37:20 3:06:26 2:12:03
927 Katrina STACE 6:04:37 F-25-29 0:48:05 3:19:13 1:57:19
933 Lynda-Jane SHAFER 6:07:41 F-25-29 0:33:52 3:10:46 2:23:03
941 Chrissie LALOLI 6:09:12 F-25-29 0:47:50 3:35:07 1:46:14
946 Courtney BURGESS 6:13:09 F-25-29 0:40:34 3:24:23 2:08:11
970 Elissa COMMINS 6:29:37 F-25-29 0:42:39 3:19:06 2:27:51
94 Nicole BARRY 4:22:08 F-30-34 0:27:44 2:22:03 1:32:20
181 Michelle SINGER 4:31:07 F-30-34 0:33:25 2:27:22 1:30:18
213 Alexia FORD 4:34:25 F-30-34 0:31:21 2:25:41 1:37:22
224 Monica JUHART 4:35:47 F-30-34 0:29:47 2:27:10 1:38:49
256 Catherine BENGER 4:39:00 F-30-34 0:35:13 2:24:22 1:39:24
270 Nicola HARRISON 4:40:16 F-30-34 0:32:38 2:30:37 1:37:01
334 Zoe VAN MIDDELDYK 4:47:02 F-30-34 0:33:46 2:29:32 1:43:43
358 Jennifer BRAMANN 4:49:27 F-30-34 0:33:03 2:35:48 1:40:34
408 Mia BARRY 4:52:23 F-30-34 0:32:10 2:34:53 1:45:19
413 Rachael ARNOLD 4:52:42 F-30-34 0:33:44 2:29:27 1:49:31
514 Millie WALKER 5:02:43 F-30-34 0:33:23 2:35:45 1:53:33
529 Julia RUSSELL 5:04:02 F-30-34 0:35:50 2:28:03 2:00:08
552 Elizabeth SAYERS 5:07:07 F-30-34 0:33:29 5:07:07
592 Suzanne CURTEIS 5:10:06 F-30-34 5:10:06
597 Penny MCMULLIN 5:10:30 F-30-34 0:36:19 2:47:15 1:46:56
619 Kathryn ZIETSMAN 5:13:49 F-30-34 0:35:57 2:55:15 1:42:36
620 Louise STRACHAN 5:13:58 F-30-34 0:37:46 2:43:30 1:52:41
624 Jacqui ELLIOTT 5:14:26 F-30-34 0:33:15 2:47:10 1:54:00
625 Shona STEPHENSON 5:14:38 F-30-34 0:47:04 2:50:54 1:36:39
655 Zoe YOUNG 5:17:53 F-30-34 0:38:53 2:55:19 1:43:40
661 Natasha LEE 5:19:44 F-30-34 0:33:38 5:19:44
713 Nichole EDSALL 5:25:20 F-30-34 0:31:25 2:52:47 2:01:08
729 Brooke SHAW 5:27:31 F-30-34 0:37:08 2:52:50 1:57:31
750 Kristy WALKER 5:31:00 F-30-34 0:38:55 3:01:20 1:50:45
782 Katrina FOCK 5:35:22 F-30-34 0:33:55 2:56:27 2:04:59
801 Michelle JONES 5:38:32 F-30-34 0:38:12 2:52:55 2:07:24
811 Melissa BUNTING 5:39:23 F-30-34 0:37:23 2:53:42 2:08:17
815 Natalia SZPALINSKA 5:39:33 F-30-34 0:42:26 2:58:58 1:58:08
828 Katy ANDERSON 5:41:50 F-30-34 0:46:30 3:03:48 1:51:31
865 Rebecca POTTER 5:48:07 F-30-34 0:38:24 5:48:07
872 Julie MCKENZIE 5:49:35 F-30-34 0:36:18 3:09:38 2:03:38
874 Alison DISKIN 5:49:37 F-30-34 0:39:24 3:02:16 2:07:56
892 Emma FISHER 5:53:34 F-30-34 0:46:50 3:06:06 2:00:37
901 Rebecca COWAN 5:56:12 F-30-34 0:38:41 3:11:43 2:05:47
903 Paula CRUDEN 5:56:32 F-30-34 0:37:49 3:12:03 2:06:39
904 Melinda MAHRS 5:56:35 F-30-34 0:42:49 3:17:20 1:56:26
908 Emma LOWRY 5:57:33 F-30-34 0:42:03 3:06:27 2:09:03
909 Maegan MCQUARRIE 5:57:46 F-30-34 0:42:25 3:09:17 2:06:03
915 Samantha RAMPANT 5:59:54 F-30-34 0:40:37 3:03:13 2:16:02
917 Deborah SPEED 6:00:45 F-30-34 0:43:00 3:11:09 2:06:35
923 Ana CARRILLO 6:03:02 F-30-34 0:47:04 3:13:45 2:02:12
934 Liza WILSON 6:07:52 F-30-34 0:41:41 3:34:24 1:51:46
949 Mel ANDERS 6:15:45 F-30-34 0:40:11 6:15:45
951 Katie DIMON 6:15:55 F-30-34 0:37:01 6:15:55
952 Catherine BENNETT 6:16:16 F-30-34 0:42:57 3:27:06 2:06:12
959 Kristy LOVEGROVE 6:18:26 F-30-34 0:44:53 3:18:54 2:14:38
975 Amber BIDWELL 6:34:23 F-30-34 0:45:24 3:13:37 2:35:21
985 Jen MCAULEY 7:01:33 F-30-34 0:39:53 3:59:55 2:21:45
987 Stella BAER 7:17:08 F-30-34 0:56:53 3:41:48 2:38:26
141 Belinda KING 4:27:35 F-35-39 0:27:34 2:21:47 1:38:13
227 Natalie WOOD 4:36:05 F-35-39 0:32:37 2:33:39 1:29:49
272 Alice MCCLURE 4:40:18 F-35-39 0:32:06 2:25:43 1:42:28
335 Kate DUKES 4:47:19 F-35-39 0:32:35 2:28:17 1:46:26
354 Belinda SECCOMBE 4:49:06 F-35-39 0:38:18 2:32:29 1:38:19
355 Kerry SEADON 4:49:14 F-35-39 0:32:34 2:29:39 1:47:00
361 Sonya VAN BEEK 4:49:46 F-35-39 0:38:57 2:37:28 1:33:20
365 Rowena SINCLAIR-SMITH 4:50:03 F-35-39 0:31:19 2:36:47 1:41:56
440 Jocie EVISON 4:55:33 F-35-39 0:31:15 2:33:10 1:51:07
460 Nicole NUGARA 4:57:02 F-35-39 0:30:28 2:29:53 1:56:40
506 Lisa CASH 5:02:07 F-35-39 0:33:36 5:02:07
520 Allison FERRY 5:03:18 F-35-39 0:32:56 2:32:01 1:58:20
549 Nienke OOSTRA 5:06:27 F-35-39 0:41:53 2:39:01 1:45:33
570 Courtney BOLIN 5:08:27 F-35-39 0:34:13 2:45:46 1:48:26
575 Emma BROWN 5:08:35 F-35-39 0:38:34 2:50:45 1:39:15
579 Emma BIDSTRUP 5:09:08 F-35-39 0:36:36 2:48:33 1:43:58
586 Nicole STANNERS 5:09:39 F-35-39 0:34:40 2:35:58 1:59:00
587 Kirsty GRACE 5:09:40 F-35-39 0:33:56 2:45:08 1:50:35
596 Tomoko SAKAI 5:10:28 F-35-39 0:35:09 2:54:06 1:41:11
650 Natalie EDWARDS 5:17:26 F-35-39 0:32:39 2:45:03 1:59:43
666 Jenni WALL 5:20:04 F-35-39 0:40:01 2:56:20 1:43:43
684 Jules MACKIN 5:21:47 F-35-39 0:42:56 2:52:51 1:45:59
725 Alison WRIGHT 5:27:01 F-35-39 0:40:11 2:59:37 1:47:11
733 Shelley MAXWELL-SMITH 5:28:22 F-35-39 0:48:06 2:49:59 1:50:17
746 Lee MACKIE 5:30:41 F-35-39 0:37:07 2:56:04 1:57:29
752 Melissa DUNN 5:31:10 F-35-39 0:40:21 2:47:01 2:03:47
778 Ariane PICKARD 5:34:31 F-35-39 0:38:16 2:56:24 1:59:50
780 Kelly MCCANN 5:34:53 F-35-39 0:44:46 2:59:20 1:50:46
803 Louise SHAW 5:38:51 F-35-39 0:43:04 3:07:21 1:48:25
804 Nicole CLARK 5:38:54 F-35-39 0:38:24 5:38:54
837 Lenell HOLLYWOOD 5:43:01 F-35-39 0:36:28 3:12:54 1:53:39
843 Karen TALLIS 5:43:48 F-35-39 0:42:09 2:59:45 2:01:52
859 Kath WILKINSN 5:47:27 F-35-39 0:41:14 5:47:27
864 Michelle TURNER 5:48:06 F-35-39 0:39:12 2:50:34 2:18:19
866 Michelle FERRIS 5:48:07 F-35-39 0:44:56 2:45:47 2:17:23
869 Dee BRADBERY 5:49:03 F-35-39 0:37:15 3:00:16 2:11:32
871 Belinda BALKEMA 5:49:27 F-35-39 0:43:43 3:08:46 1:56:57
875 Hayley FARTHING 5:49:39 F-35-39 0:38:00 3:05:01 2:06:37
920 Jodie BUTTSWORTH 6:01:40 F-35-39 0:38:46 3:01:32 2:21:21
922 Helen COX 6:02:20 F-35-39 0:48:01 3:19:02 1:55:16
929 Catherine PRITCHARD 6:04:50 F-35-39 0:42:54 3:09:47 2:12:08
947 Neridah BERMINGHAM 6:14:39 F-35-39 0:37:16 3:16:02 2:21:20
961 Carol PEARCE 6:19:10 F-35-39 0:40:39 3:09:59 2:28:31
967 Caryn SCOTT 6:24:28 F-35-39 0:39:26 3:16:25 2:28:36
977 Kimberlee FRANKLIN 6:36:57 F-35-39 0:41:44 3:30:18 2:24:55
986 Susan QUAN WING 7:03:09 F-35-39 0:52:10 3:15:17 2:55:41
186 Julie GOLLAN-FOARD 4:31:44 F-40-44 0:33:10 2:18:36 1:39:56
222 Sara FINCH 4:35:28 F-40-44 0:34:24 2:31:17 1:29:46
232 Margaret DEVRIES 4:36:30 F-40-44 0:32:57 2:29:40 1:33:52
366 Danielle MCCORMACK 4:50:07 F-40-44 0:39:47 2:33:00 1:37:19
401 Carolyn DEWS 4:52:02 F-40-44 0:34:16 2:39:32 1:38:13
448 Katrina SKELLERN 4:55:54 F-40-44 0:33:17 2:42:17 1:40:18
495 Joanne O’DWYER 5:00:45 F-40-44 0:38:47 2:31:58 1:49:59
504 Terri-Ann BOX 5:01:47 F-40-44 0:37:36 2:44:41 1:39:29
534 Kylie MILDREN 5:04:33 F-40-44 0:42:12 2:46:51 1:35:29
535 Lucy SKINNER 5:04:43 F-40-44 0:37:46 2:39:19 1:47:37
550 Lyndell VAN DE WALLE 5:06:40 F-40-44 0:35:42 2:41:09 1:49:47
551 Caroline TURNBULL 5:07:04 F-40-44 0:36:00 2:41:09 1:49:54
562 Sonja DYASON 5:07:43 F-40-44 0:33:55 2:40:00 1:53:47
573 Michelle BEATTIE 5:08:35 F-40-44 0:33:07 2:44:00 1:51:27
614 Nancy LEE 5:13:27 F-40-44 0:35:54 2:42:09 1:55:24
637 Karen COOPER 5:15:58 F-40-44 0:34:31 2:54:42 1:46:44
663 Kerrie GENTLE 5:19:53 F-40-44 0:41:52 2:49:13 1:48:47
674 Laurel ROGERS 5:20:50 F-40-44 0:40:57 2:42:58 1:56:54
707 Nicolette BEAZLEY 5:24:15 F-40-44 0:34:57 2:49:50 1:59:27
747 Sally COLGAN 5:30:46 F-40-44 0:44:33 2:51:13 1:54:59
789 Ursula MOLONEY 5:35:54 F-40-44 0:44:37 3:00:24 1:50:52
797 Karin LOCKE 5:37:55 F-40-44 0:46:11 2:55:38 1:56:04
831 Penny NOLTON 5:42:01 F-40-44 0:41:06 2:56:51 2:04:04
832 Vania DAUNER 5:42:13 F-40-44 0:38:59 3:03:44 1:59:29
844 Megan SUNDERLAND 5:43:52 F-40-44 0:40:57 3:07:59 1:54:54
857 Jan ROWLAND 5:47:23 F-40-44 0:34:11 3:02:21 2:10:51
861 Rebekah HOURIGAN 5:47:30 F-40-44 0:36:04 3:11:35 1:59:51
885 Rebecca MOFFAT 5:51:33 F-40-44 0:46:39 3:10:06 1:54:48
890 Vanessa MACBEAN 5:52:55 F-40-44 0:46:15 3:06:23 2:00:15
911 Alison HEATHER 5:58:03 F-40-44 0:34:29 3:07:13 2:16:19
942 Kerri SMALL 6:09:48 F-40-44 0:35:07 3:10:13 2:24:27
962 Karen MALZARD 6:20:53 F-40-44 0:44:49 3:14:38 2:21:26
974 Kirsten CARGILL 6:34:16 F-40-44 0:42:32 3:12:27 2:39:16
982 Cheri LUTZ 6:47:46 F-40-44 0:52:27 3:16:09 2:39:09
250 Sally TAGGART 4:38:14 F-45-49 0:33:01 2:33:53 1:31:18
347 Jenny HENVILLE 4:48:33 F-45-49 0:33:04 2:41:36 1:33:53
384 Angela CLARKE 4:50:45 F-45-49 0:31:06 2:49:02 1:30:36
404 Jenny HART 4:52:15 F-45-49 0:40:53 2:42:24 1:28:57
429 Sharyn NICHOLS 4:54:37 F-45-49 0:31:14 2:32:29 1:50:53
449 Louise MACKINLAY 4:55:54 F-45-49 0:33:03 2:35:15 1:47:36
516 Frances EDWARDS 5:02:59 F-45-49 0:38:18 2:40:57 1:43:42
608 Sarah GREEN 5:12:51 F-45-49 0:45:09 2:47:21 1:40:20
616 Linda SMITH 5:13:31 F-45-49 0:37:53 2:49:46 1:45:52
628 Hazel KIRBY 5:14:44 F-45-49 0:38:06 2:47:36 1:49:01
664 Louise HEYWOOD 5:19:54 F-45-49 0:41:31 2:38:32 1:59:50
696 Victoria GARAMY 5:22:38 F-45-49 0:40:07 2:43:26 1:59:04
723 Marian GRAY 5:26:39 F-45-49 0:34:39 2:55:54 1:56:06
744 Leigh GILBERT 5:30:26 F-45-49 0:41:04 2:56:17 1:53:04
754 Janelle PETRIE 5:31:30 F-45-49 0:36:49 3:00:27 1:54:13
806 Karen MALONE 5:38:59 F-45-49 0:38:12 2:50:10 2:10:37
819 Jan HARVEY 5:40:25 F-45-49 0:41:26 3:00:42 1:58:16
823 Leanne IRVINE 5:40:53 F-45-49 0:33:12 2:50:59 2:16:41
833 Traci MARTINA 5:42:15 F-45-49 0:41:53 2:46:57 2:13:24
835 Jennifer SIMPSON 5:42:51 F-45-49 0:40:14 2:49:36 2:12:59
839 Jo WAKEFIELD 5:43:10 F-45-49 0:46:34 2:56:23 2:00:13
840 Louise BIRDSALL 5:43:18 F-45-49 0:39:06 2:55:56 2:08:16
845 Michelle RICHARD 5:43:59 F-45-49 0:43:09 2:55:59 2:04:50
851 Leonor LAWLER 5:44:49 F-45-49 0:46:24 2:57:53 2:00:32
886 Debbie CLEMENTS 5:51:56 F-45-49 0:38:13 2:52:42 2:21:00
910 Jean CANE 5:57:51 F-45-49 0:46:33 3:15:22 1:55:55
928 Lynnette WATTS 6:04:40 F-45-49 0:41:56 3:13:13 2:09:30
948 Margaret JERVIS 6:15:27 F-45-49 0:39:38 3:15:09 2:20:39
963 Angie MACKEN 6:20:55 F-45-49 0:44:00 3:10:34 2:26:20
965 Christine MCLIVER 6:22:47 F-45-49 0:46:36 3:28:43 2:07:27
988 Gaylia YOUNG 7:32:23 F-45-49 0:47:12 3:40:12 3:04:59
481 Alison APPLETON 4:59:06 F-50-54 0:34:40 2:38:49 1:45:37
630 Alison CAIAFA 5:15:00 F-50-54 0:41:16 2:50:32 1:43:12
704 Carol BRUCE 5:23:48 F-50-54 0:38:02 2:55:11 1:50:33
721 Debbie WATSON 5:26:06 F-50-54 0:41:24 2:47:24 1:57:17
724 Sonia WHITE 5:26:50 F-50-54 0:42:38 2:58:40 1:45:31
773 Christine COOK 5:34:01 F-50-54 0:41:11 2:53:53 1:58:56
907 Gladys WOODS 5:57:31 F-50-54 0:43:30 3:09:38 2:04:22
957 Linda JONKERS 6:18:24 F-50-54 0:40:37 3:15:19 2:22:27
737 Karen LETHLEAN-TURNER 5:28:59 F-55-59 0:35:36 2:58:03 1:55:19
809 Catherine VERRY 5:39:21 F-55-59 0:46:29 2:51:28 2:01:23
852 Gillian AKERS 5:45:38 F-55-59 0:40:42 2:55:26 2:09:29
675 Kate ROWE 5:21:03 F-60+ 0:44:55 2:47:31 1:48:37
717 Anne GRUNDY 5:25:43 F-60+ 0:41:08 2:50:54 1:53:40
953 Brenda HAMILL 6:16:19 F-60+ 0:43:59 3:22:06 2:10:13
955 Robyn NORDSTRAND 6:17:19 F-60+ 0:47:39 3:11:11 2:18:28

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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Ironman World Championship: Patrick Lange Beats Sanders by a Hair for the Win & New Record

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Patrick Lange of Germany celebrates afer winning the IRONMAN World Championship and setting a course record of 8:01.39. (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

The results are in. The 2015 and 2016 winner of the Ironman World Championship triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, Jan Frodeno, suffered an injury early in the run today. This is when the world turned its eyes to Lionel Sanders of Canada, who led most of the race. That is, until the final few kilometres, when Germany’s Patrick Lange took the lead, setting a new world record of 8:01:39.

Lange came in 3rd place in the 2016 championship, following Frodeno and Sebastian Kienle, both from Germany.

As of this writing, 2015 and 2016 women’s winner Daniela Ryf is leading the women with 14km to go with Britain’s Lucy Charles behind her. This is Charles’ first Kona championship as a professional.

Sanders came in 14th and 29th place in the 2015 and 2016 races, respectively. Today was his first time making the top 10 in Kona. Earlier this year, Sanders announced that he would not compete in Kona. Later, he had a change of heart.

2017 has been a good year for Sanders. He competed in August’s International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championship, and a few Ironman 70.3’s. He won every race except the St. George 70.3, where he came in 2nd place.

Trizone predicted that Sanders would do well this year. After losing Kona in 2016, he decided to take this year’s championship very seriously. Sanders has been the wild card of the race.

Congratulations to Lange and Ryf, and to Sanders for his unexpected near-win.

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Ironman World Championship: Are We Stuck with Jan Frodeno & Daniela Ryf in Hawaii Again?

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Daniela Ryf performs at the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona Hawaii, USA on October 8, 2016

It’s time again for another Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. The triathletes have already arrived on the Big Island, and sports news sites are speculating about who’s going to interrupt the winning streaks of Germany’s Jan Frodeno and Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf.

Frodeno & Ryf Are Each Going for their 3rd Consecutive Kona Win

Both Frodeno and Ryf were the winners of the 2015 and 2016 races. Frodeno pulled ahead of Germany’s Sebastian Kienle by 3:32 in 2016 and Andreas Raelert, also from Germany, by 3:03 in 2015. In the 2016 women’s race, Ryf led Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae by 23:44. She beat Britain’s Rachel Joyce by 13:02 in 2015.

Most of Ryf’s Rivals Dropped Out

Many of Ryf’s past competitors are not competing this year. Carfrae has a newborn baby. Canada’s Heather Wurtele, who opted out of this race, came in 3rd place in the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championship, leaving Ryf in 4th. The winner of that race was Holly Lawrence of Britain, who is also not competing this year.

Ryf’s Competition Could Still Be Fierce

The three rivals for Ryf to look out for are Heather Jackson of the USA, Rachel Joyce of Britain, and Melissa Hauschildt of Australia. Hauschildt made 2nd place in the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championship, and Ryf finished behind her by 3:00 to land 4th Place.

In the 2013 70.3, Jackson won 2nd place, losing to Hauschildt by 5:12. Ryf came in 6th, finishing 3:27 behind Jackson.

Who Should Frodeno Be Afraid Of?

The conversation around Jan Frodeno centres around two other German guys, Sebastian Kienle and Patrick Lange. Kienle won the 2014 Hawaii championship. Frodeno settled for 3rd place and followed behind Kienle with 8:20:32 vs 8:14:18. USA’s Ben Hoffman came in 2nd place.

These are the guys Frodeno has to worry about most.

Frodeno’s Possible Wild Card Nemesis

Another contender who could give Frodeno a run for his money is Lionel Sanders of Canada. He won 11 out of 11 races in 2013 and has won a lot of them since. Sanders, who almost skipped this year in favour of the 70.3 World Championship, missed the top 10 in Kona for the past two years in a row. He said he did not take the championship seriously in 2016, and he vows to do better this year.

Sanders is known for rapid improvement and the ability to surprise people with wins in the races he truly sets his mind to winning. He’s also known for performing below expectations now and then. Rest assured, he’s serious about Kona this time. He would not have signed up otherwise.

This May Not Be Totally Boring After All

Well, this is the data. We can leave it up to the reader to decide who will win Hawaii’s Ironman.

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