Ironman Australia 2013 underway in near perfect conditions


The 2013 Ironman Australia is underway with all competitors now out on the bike course. Luke Bell was upstaged in the swim leg by surf ironman Ben Squiers but it wasn’t long before Bell had the race back under control on the bike.

Bell is riding faster than the rest of the field heading out to the first turnaround.

Nicole Ward used her swim to get a gap on the other pro females but by the first turnaround Tamsyn Hayes and Rebecca Hoschke had caught her and we will now see an exciting race unfold.

Matty Harris was loving the prospect of racing. Can’t wait to see him on the run later today.

Coverage:, Trizone twitter



Early leader at Ironman Australia 2013 Ben Squiers


Luke Bell took the lead off age grouper Ben Squires early on in the bike leg.


Former Ironman pro Matty Harris was 11 out of the water and is bullish about his chances


Nicole Ward will take the lead on the bike but has Kiwi Tamsyn Hayes right on her heels quarter way through the bike leg


From Austin, Texas pro Patrick Evoe has come here to win





Karl Hayes

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.