Emma Moffatt shows her class at Ironman 70.3 Geelong with a wire to wire win

Victoria, Australia (February 09, 2014) – In hot and windy conditions Beijing Olympic bronze medalist Emma Moffatt proved she was a class above the rest of the women’s, and some of the men’s, field in today’s IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong, taking the win by more than 13 minutes.

Moffatt, whose focus now turns to the 2014 Commonwealth Games, led the race from wire to wire dominating the competition in the women’s race and finishing top ten overall.

“That was tough, the course is tough and the weather conditions out there made it really hard. Right now I don’t feel really good, but hopefully in a few days I’ll be able to reflect positively,” Moffatt said.

The dual Olympian exited the water with a four minute lead, a lead she extended to just under ten minutes on the bike, before running on strongly to take her first win over the 70.3 distance.

Second placed Rebecca Hoschke has gone one better than her 3rd place in Melbourne last weekend and cemented her place with a race best run in hot and windy conditions. Rebecca had to make up a large swim deficit after a self declared ‘Horrendous swim’ didn’t give up and pushed hard riding and running her way in to 2nd place.

Jessica Flemming, Tineke Stewart, Julia Grant and Michelle Wu were all pro women who also got the jump on Rebecca. She had her work cut out

The weather conditions obviously played big part in this race with many slower runs times than we would normally see.

In third place was Lisa Marangon who swum and rode solidly but was overtaken on the run by a flying Rebecca Hoschke. Lisa is working on the

Name Country Swim Bike Run Finish Div. Rank Overall Rank
MOFFATT, Emma Australia 00:26:49 02:32:29 01:28:28 04:30:58 1 11
HOSCHKE, Rebecca Australia 00:36:37 02:36:14 01:26:30 04:43:11 2 23
MARANGON, Lisa Australia 00:30:52 02:37:53 01:37:59 04:50:15 3 40
FLEMING, Jessica Australia 00:32:47 02:38:31 01:39:34 04:54:16 4 52
STEWART, Tineke New Zealand 00:35:47 02:42:36 01:34:45 04:56:34 5 53
GRANT, Julia New Zealand 00:31:52 02:39:38 01:45:30 05:00:40 6 69
WU, Michelle Australia 00:31:58 02:50:19 01:34:43 05:00:56 7 70
BOURCHIER, Kathleen Australia 00:31:36 02:50:46 01:40:59 05:08:19 1 89
THOMAS, Bev Australia 00:34:52 02:53:09 01:37:51 05:09:51 1 94
LATIMER, Olivia Australia 00:38:10 02:53:08 01:38:35 05:15:22 2 113
HALLETT, Kristy United States 00:38:43 02:46:20 01:47:55 05:16:46 8 120
O’BRIEN, Eimear Australia 00:35:55 02:58:55 01:38:41 05:18:28 1 132
WILSON, Amanda Australia 00:36:27 02:56:16 01:42:38 05:19:51 2 139
SCHLIEBS, Julianne Australia 00:32:53 02:57:06 01:45:18 05:21:15 3 148
LAWSON, Carla Australia 00:37:28 02:53:34 01:46:35 05:22:09 4 157
ATKINSON, Carmen Australia 00:38:46 02:56:39 01:41:39 05:23:02 5 161
REDWOOD, Alice Australia 00:36:18 00:00:00 01:36:16 05:25:09 3 169
SINCLAIR-CLIFT, Danae Australia 00:36:46 02:58:21 01:45:52 05:25:23 4 171
JOHNSTON, Hannah Australia 00:39:05 02:56:37 01:44:17 05:26:09 1 176
GOLDING, Kathryn Australia 00:38:41 02:57:44 01:46:18 05:28:06 1 187

 

 

 

 

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.