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The Girls of Kona – Who to watch out for in 2011

Girls just don’t smack talk like the guys! It would make things much more exciting if they weren’t so careful about saying something wrong. Any media’s good media! Right? Chrissie Wellington is the standout favourite but who are the other top women who will be there ready to pounce if Chrissie falters? Christie Sym gives us the low down on the women’s ironman world championship race.

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.

Chrissie Wellington wins Ironman South Africa 2011 in a new World Record Time

Records tumbled and legends graced the stage at the 2011 Spec-Savers Ironman South Africa with local hero, Raynard Tissink (RSA), successfully defending his title and Ironman demigoddess Chrissie Wellington (GBR) taking the women’s title. Tissink broke the course record and the bike course record in the process while Wellington not only smashed the course, bike and run records but also broke her own world Ironman record to conclude a phenomenal performance. Australia’s Belinda Granger was 6th female overall.

Chrissie Wellington withdraws from the 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship

Chrissie Wellington has withdrawn from the 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship due to an unspecified illness. Chrissie started to feel unwell the day before the race and could not train comfortably. She waited until the last minute to rack her bike but eventually made the decision to pull out.

Rebekah Keat Second to World Record Time of Chrissie Wellington at Challenge Roth Triathlon

Rebekah Keat was unable to improve on her second placing at Challenge Roth, despite puting in an amazing time of 8:52:10. Keat was unfortunate enough to come up against a once in a generation athlete on top of their form in Wellington. In retaining her title British Chrissie Wellington claimed a world record for women over the Ironman distance. Her time of 8:19:13 was good enough to beat all bar six of the elite male athletes, and smashed her own world best time of 8:31:59, set over the same course last year.

Australian Triathletes ready to take on Challenge of Roth

Australia has a strong presence at this weekends Challenge Roth the world’s largest long-course triathlon with 3,100 starters and 607 relay teams. Previous winner Belinda Granger will be lining up against rival and friend Rebekah Keat. In the mens race Pete Jacobs will be hoping for a return to form after his recent shoulder surgery, and Justin Granger will no doubt put in his usual solid performance. In total there are 37 Australians starting the race.