Rebecca Hoschke wins Ironman Australia 2013

PORT MACQUARIE, NSW (May 5, 2013) – For Rebecca Hoschke this win has come after a stellar 2012 saw her finish third at IRONMAN Western Australia.

In the women’s event 40-44 category age grouper Leanne Southwell lead the pro women out of the water, and held onto the race lead until she was caught by race favourite Nicole Ward, fellow Aussie’s Rebecca Hoschke and Ange Castle.

Rebecca Hoschke wins her first Ironman
Rebecca Hoschke wins her first Ironman

By the end of the bike leg Hoschke, and Castle had separated themselves from the rest of the field. Hoschke held onto a two minute lead for first half of the run.

Castle, competing in her first Ironman as a professional, battled hard all day but just couldn’t reduce the gap to Hoschke’s to make the more experienced athlete panic.

Ward rounded out the podium in third place.

“Two days ago I woke up sick and didn’t think I could race today, but I’m so glad I did the locals and the support from the crowd is amazing,”

“I loved every minute of the bike today, I felt strong, and I loved that course,” said Hoschke.

Age grouper Jessica Fleming finished 3rd overall but officially is the winner of her age group with Nicole Ward taking out the final spot on the podium.

 

 

Ironman.com for full details.

Name Country Swim Bike Run Finish Div. Rank Overall
HOSCHKE, Rebecca Australia 0:57:05 5:15:01 3:18:46 9:34:55 5 18
CASTLE, Ange Australia 1:01:19 5:12:06 3:23:19 9:41:38 7 27
FLEMING, Jessica Australia 1:00:29 5:15:54 3:30:20 9:50:46 14 43
WARD, Nicole Australia 0:54:24 5:38:08 3:16:38 9:52:31 8 46
DUFFIELD, Michelle Australia 0:59:53 5:36:59 3:30:24 10:12:01 11 98
WILLOUGHBY, Kacey Australia 1:06:15 5:32:51 3:33:54 10:17:45 20 117
HILL, Meredith Australia 1:01:22 5:34:12 3:42:52 10:23:37 28 139
WHITMORE, Tarryn Australia 1:00:05 5:41:25 3:42:36 10:29:25 39 157
ELLIS, Erika New Caledonia 1:19:11 5:38:47 3:34:01 10:37:11 47 188
RICHARDS, Jessica Australia 1:13:16 5:24:15 3:56:49 10:41:49 44 204
BROWN, Emma Australia 1:14:05 5:47:38 3:37:24 10:43:32 51 212
LLOYD-WEBB, Susan Australia 1:06:39 5:36:08 3:55:59 10:44:57 60 218
CROFTON, Jackie Australia 1:15:57 6:02:50 3:20:28 10:45:28 53 222
SUNDE, Nicola Australia 1:12:52 5:50:32 3:34:16 10:46:13 18 225
JOSEPH, Kristy Australia 1:08:38 5:36:55 3:56:12 10:46:49 48 229
BRAMANN, Jennifer Australia 1:03:24 5:58:34 3:40:13 10:48:34 54 236
PERCIVAL, Cass Australia 0:57:01 5:53:09 3:54:41 10:50:18 52 241
CLARKE, Angela Australia 1:00:01 5:58:49 3:48:08 10:52:14 23 249
JANSSEN, Xanne Australia 1:02:53 5:45:07 4:01:31 10:54:48 20 263
FLETCHER, Lisa Australia 1:11:21 5:30:41 4:03:42 10:55:08 70 264
MILOT, Michelle Canada 1:07:54 6:03:11 3:37:28 10:55:15 59 265
NUGARA, Nicole Australia 0:56:53 5:37:51 4:14:37 10:56:42 71 275
SKOUNTZOS, Lia Australia 0:55:39 6:11:54 3:43:26 10:57:12 73 277
VAN BEEK, Sonya Australia 1:18:06 5:59:16 3:33:11 10:57:38 61 280

 

 

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.