Excitement is building as a stacked mens field gets ready for action in Port Macquarie. Can Patrick go 5 in a row, will Crowie take his first Australian title, has Jacobs got enough miles under his belt to reproduce his Kona form, will the 12 meter rule help Ogden get away on the bike, or will the Scot, Scott go one better than last year? It promises to be an interesting day.
The women's field is headed by Julie Dibens, Leanda Cave and last year's fastest runner at Abu Dhabi and the runner up in the 2010 Hawaii Ironman World Championship Caroline Steffen. Australian Christie Sym will be hoping to be right up there with these women. Trizone spoke to Steffen and Sym about their thoughts on the race this weekend and what they will be doing next in 2011.
With Caroline Steffen out of the Port of Tauranga Half Ironman the women's field has opened up slightly. Anna Cleaver, Rebekah Keat, Joanna Lawn, Nicole Ward and Rachael Paxton are all hoping to put in a performance that will propel them to first across the line.
Australia’s newest triathlon sensation, Melissa Rollinson, finished and amazing 2nd at the Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship in Phuket.…
Courtney Atkinson has proved he is the new King of Noosa, comprehensively beating come back kid Craig Walton at Noosa today. Walton was unable to produce his usual dominant bike/run performance, exiting the water only slightly ahead of Atkinson. The lead men quickly formed into a pack on the bike (which included Kiwi Kris Gemmell and Paul Ambrose) with no one able to establish a clear breakaway.
Craig Alexander launched his campaign for a third consecutive Ironman World Championship in perfect style, successfully defending his title at today's Ironman 70.Geelong. In the women's race, Switzerland's Caroline Steffen took her inaugural Ironman 70.3 victory.
Caroline Steffen rode a very fast 2:20 to put herself in a position to win the 2010 Ironman 70.3 at Geelong. She managed to hold off a charging Lisa Marangon who ran over three minutes faster but could not catch both Steffen and Carrie Lester.