News & Racing
One of the pre-race favourites, and one of Australia's best chances of a podium finish, Courtney Atkinson, has withdrawn from the ITU round 1 race in Sydney just days before the event. Writing on his website Atkinson said: "My recovery from the Mooloolaba World Cup wasn't as good as expected and I had some unexpected complications ongoing from the illness I was carrying. It is a long season with 10-15 races planned over the next 5 months so this is a small hickup in a big year.
Honolulu Hawaii will again play host to athletes from around the world when the 7th Annual Honolulu Triathlon is held on Sunday, May 16th at Ala Moana Beach Park. Over 1000 Triathletes from 8 Countries will show off their athletic abilities as they swim the beautiful waters of Ala Moana Beach Park then ride their bike to historical Pearl Harbor and along the scenic road of Lagoon Drive taking in breath taking views of the Diamond Head landmark.
WTC have annnounced the dates for the 2011 Ironman Australia and Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie. The events will take place nearly a month later than the traditional Ironman weekend - Sunday, May 1, 2011. Places for the full Ironman have also been reduced from 1,500 to just 1,000, ensuring they will be in hot demand. Registration for both events will open on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at noon AEST.
Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae & Germany’s Michael Raelert Win Rohto Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in California
Carfrae now owns 12 wins at the 70.3 distance and last October in Kona her Ironman debut was a rousing success, thanks to her runner-up finish behind Chrissie Wellington. Carfrae finished in 4:20:19, more than four minutes ahead of San Diego's Lesley Paterson (4:24:31). No one was surprised by Carfrae's 13.1-mile show.
Australia has named a strong team boasting a blend of youth and experience for the historic world championship series opener, despite the withdrawal of Emma Snowsill. The Aussie contingent will be headed by reigning ITU world champion and Olympic bronze medallist Emma Moffatt, and the winner of Saturday's ITU Mooloolaba World Cup, Olympian and 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Brad Kahlefeldt.
It was a great start to the 2010 World Cup season for reigning ITU Duathlon World Champion Vendula Frintova of the Czech Republic. In a race that also doubled as the Australian Championships, West Australia's Felicity Sheedy-Ryan was the first of the locals home to claim the Australian title.
Brad Kahlefeldt has got his season off to a flying start after storming home to win the first World Cup title of the 2010 season in Mooloolaba. Kahlefeldt finished just ten seconds ahead of Great Britain's Stuart Hayes, who put on a late charge to finish second. Aussie youngster James Seear finished in third
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In tough conditions Carrie Lester has won her first Ironman in 9:23:46. Lester put in a fast bike leg to to exit T2 almost four minutes ahead of Lisa Marangon and was never troubled by any of the professional women in the run. Rebekah Keat finished in second place almost ten minutes further back in 9:33:10. Amelia Pearson did a solid 3:32:44 marathoon to finish in third place in 9:46:09.
Carrie Lester has started the marathon at Ironman Australia triathlon 2010 almost four minutes ahead of Lisa Marangon. Rebekah Keat is currently a further three minutes back.
Patrick Vernay, Olivier Marceau, Paul Ambrose and Scott Neyedli were first of the bikes at Ironman Australia in a time of 4:42. Adrian Cominotto, who was first out of the water, was half a minute behind the leading group. Vernay is looking like being the triathlete to beat again this year after putting just over 7 minutes on Tim Berkel, Paul Barclay, Matt White, Joshua Rix, Adam Holborow and Jemani Francis.