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Melissa Rollison wins as Australians Dominate Ironman 70.3 Vineman

Incredibly just one week after winning Ironman 70.3 Muncie, Melissa Rollison has backed up by winning Ironman 70.3 Vineman, a race which included World Champion Mirinda Carfrae, who finished third. We can probably stop referring to Rollison as an ex steeplechaser and start recognising her for the great 70.3 athlete she is proving herself to be. In the men’s race Australia grabbed second and third through Paul Matthews and Joe Gambles.

Chris Kemp wins Carlsbad Triathlon in the USA

Chris Kemp only decided to enter the Carlsbad Triathlon about two weeks before the event. He has been focusing his training on Vineman 70.3 which is on this upcoming weekend and saw this as a great hit out in the lead up to this very competitive triathlon.

Australian Paul Matthews and Chrissie Wellington win Ironman 70.3 Kansas – report and results

Australia’s Paul ‘Barny’ Matthews has won Ironman 70.3 in Kansas. He did it in style finishing 6 minutes ahead of 2nd placed David Khan from the USA with Australia’s Luke Bell a further 30 seconds back in 3rd place. Josh Rix finished 11th with Christian Kemp having an ordinary race back in 40th. Chrissie Wellington won the women’s race with a 1:16 run (4th overall) with Leanda Cave 2nd and Whitney Garcia 3rd. Madeleine Oldfield had a fantastic 4th place.

Chris Kemp on Winning the 2010 Gold Coast Half Ironman

Trizone spoke to Chris Kemp the week before the Gold Coast half ironman and identified him as one of the guys to potentially upset the field and win. Chris is now back in Sydney after winning his first goal race of the season in fine form. The race day conditions were some of the worst the pros had ever raced in. They all seemed to have similar stories of the last three or so kms of the run. The rain, cold and fatigue meant that everyone was in survival mode towards the end of the run and just wanted to get it over with. Chris was no different.

Pro Male Triathletes who may Upset the Party at this Weekend’s Gold Coast Half Ironman

There are some pro triathletes who are quietly heading up to the Gold Coast with plans to upset the Tim Berkel and Clayton Fettell show. Leon Griffin is back to his good form after suffering an achilies injury during the year which sidelined him for a few weeks. Another is Peter Schokman, Peter recently won Yeppoon with a half marathon time of 1:13. Then there is Christian Kemp who almost ran down Pete Jacobs at the Huskisson long course triathlon in February this year finishing only 10 seconds behind. A further 1:10 in front was the winner Craig Alexander. Michael Murphy from Cronulla is also someone to watch.