Australian Top 5 Placings at the Ironman World Championship 2015

Australia's Ben Bell on his way to winning the 40-49 Men's Ironman World Championship - Photo Credit: David Mainwaring

Once again Australia has provided more than its fair share of podiums at this year’s Ironman World Championship with a total of 17 out of a possible 150 top five places. That is 11.3%. Granted a couple of the older age groups didn’t have finishers or limited numbers so in reality we probably provided a higher percentage of the overall numbers. There were three age group wins amongst the 17 podium spots.

Congratulations to the following athletes who did themselves, their families, friends, coaches and country proud.

As always there were the inevitable performances that didn’t go to plan. We had three or four age group guys that we are aware of whose runs did not go to plan. These guys were more than capable of finishing top five on a good day. But that’s the nature of the Ironman World Championship. It dishes out the most brutal conditions that can bring the best laid plans undone.

Australia's Ben Bell on his way to winning the 40-49 Men's Ironman World Championship - Photo Credit: David Mainwaring

Australia’s Ben Bell on his way to winning the 40-49 Men’s Ironman World Championship – Photo Credit: David Mainwaring

WPRO
Blatchford, Liz AUS 3 00:56:13 05:07:25 03:06:25 09:14:52

M25-29
Maxwell, Levi AUS 1 00:59:26 04:50:56 02:58:58 08:53:40
Shearer, Nathan AUS 5 01:04:21 04:50:25 03:16:29 09:18:02

M40-44
Bell, Ben AUS 1 00:59:01 04:58:36 03:00:52 09:03:53
Attamimi, Assad AUS 2 01:00:46 04:59:23 03:02:38 09:07:37
Angus, Damien AUS 5 01:02:43 04:50:32 03:22:04 09:21:17

M45-49
Harris, Matty AUS 5 00:58:50 05:08:52 03:20:57 09:34:35

M60-64
Stewart, Brett AUS 5 01:17:48 05:17:44 04:32:48 11:18:52

M70-74
Weste, Griffiths AUS 1 01:48:23 06:26:40 04:40:26 13:06:17

M75-79
Higginbotham, Bruce AUS 2 01:59:58 07:11:15 06:30:40 15:55:17

M-PC
Johnston, Nathan AUS 5 01:52:59 07:02:58 05:44:11 15:06:47

W18-24
Jennings, Karlie AUS 3 01:02:38 05:50:07 04:01:26 11:02:23

W25-29
Parker, Lauren AUS 2 00:57:25 05:27:39 03:36:02 10:07:43

W35-39
Fear, Phoebe AUS 5 01:05:23 05:31:18 03:42:13 10:25:55

W45-49
Boyes, Michelle AUS 3 01:11:14 05:40:17 03:44:06 10:40:58

W50-54
Gilchrist, Jody AUS 4 01:22:03 06:01:48 03:47:26 11:23:37

W65-69
McKinlay, Karla AUS 5 01:40:26 07:15:59 06:33:23 15:46:20

Women’s Military Division
Webber, Megan AUS 1 01:10:34 06:16:14 03:55:44 11:30:12

 

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.

  • DelMadge

    And you forgot to mention Megan Weber from Victoria as the female champion of the inaugural Military Division. Our veterans count 🙂

    • Karl Hayes

      We didn’t forget. We did not know. Thanks for letting us know. We will add it to the results.