Kahlefeldt and Vodickova seeking double at Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie

Lisa Marangon is aiming to defend in Port Mac Image: Ironman

Thursday 16 October, 2014

Australian triathlon’s first couple look to do the double at IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie

PORT MACQUARIE, Australia (October 16, 2014)- Dual Olympian Brad Kahlefeldt and partner Czech Radka Vodickova are looking to make the top spot on the podium at Sunday’s IRONMAN® 70.3® Port Macquarie a date.
The pair will be hoping for a repeat performance of IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya earlier this year when they both took out the win.

“We have had already some races together, where we both took the win at Batemans Bay and IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya. When it happens it is really great feeling,” she said.

They won’t have it all their own way with a stellar field of athletes assembled all looking to break up the love fest.
Among the field will returning champions, Josh Amberger and Lisa Marangon.

Josh Amberger is looking to defend his title Credit: Delly Carr

Josh Amberger is looking to defend his title Credit: Delly Carr

“I’m expecting to perform the way I did last year. It’s going to be hard to repeat that performance because it was a perfect race, but when you have a race like that you set the bar high and always come back wanting to beat it. In saying that though, I will be equally happy with a win even if I have to hurt a little more this year to do it,” Amberger said.

Marangon is excited about getting down to business when the gun goes off racing as the defending champion for the first time.

“I’ve never defended a title before, but am excited to try,” she said. “I love this time of year. The weather is magical which means I’m enjoying my training more.”

Brad Kahlefeldt Image: Ironman

Brad Kahlefeldt Image: Ironman

Men’s Race
Port Macquarie will always hold a special place in the development of Amberger’s triathlon career. He did his first IRONMAN 70.3 here in 2011 and then recorded his first win on Australian soil here last year.
He’s hoping on Sunday he can add another chapter to that history.

“Port is a special place to race for me, the area is beautiful and I love the support the event gets from the local community,” he said.

“My form is good. I’m coming off a 2nd in the Beijing International Triathlon and win at 5150 Philippines, so the results have been there. I’m settled back in Australia after a long five months of travel to and from the US, and I always experience a little bump in fitness and motivation when I’m back home and can focus all my energy on training.”

Kahlefeldt is coming off a 4th place finish at IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast, after arriving there from Canada late in race week. He’s hoping the extra few weeks rest will allow him to unleash his devastating run leg.

“I’m feeling good. The training has been going well and I’ve recovered from the trip back from the US. I’m really looking forward to getting out there and racing,” he said.

“We will see what happens on race day. If I am feeling good I hope to be pushing towards the front of the race.”


Women’s race visit Trizone Women

Radka Vodickova Image: Ironman

Radka Vodickova Image: Ironman


Professional Males
BIB          Name                    Country
1               Josh Amberger      AUS
3              Brad Kahlefeldt      AUS
5              Casey Munro          AUS
6              Sam Appleton        AUS
8              Alex Reithmeier    AUS
9              Joseph Lampe       AUS
10            Jason Shortis         AUS
11             Dan Brown             PHI
12            Bradley Clark         AUS
13            Sam Douglas          AUS
14            Michael Fox            AUS
15            David Mainwaring AUS
16            Tom Rodgers           AUS
18            Lindsey Wall           AUS

Professional Females
BIB        Name                       Country
21           Lisa Marangon        AUS
22          Radka Vodickova    CZE
24          Renee Baker             AUS
26          Rebecca Preston      AUS
27          Kym Coogan             AUS
28          Andrea Forrest        AUS
29          Jessica Fleming       AUS
30          Michelle Wu             AUS
31           Anna Russell            NZL
32          Madeleine Oldfield  AUS

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IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.


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