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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.

Christe Sym wins again at Ironman 70.3 Cancun

After struggling to win for so long it seems Christie Sym has now found the winning habit with a dominant performance at Ironman 70.3 Cancun. Although there was only a small woman’s professional field Sym was backing up from the 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas last weekend which was raced in very hot and tough conditions, and can be very pleased with her performance. In the men’s race Tim Reed placed third overall even after imploding on the run due to the heat after two very cold weeks in Boulder.

Christie Sym and Madeleine Oldfield 2nd – 3rd at San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz

Christie Sym and Madeleine Oldfield have both raced well to place second and third respectively at the San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz. Sym was only 35 seconds behind winner Becky Lavelle with Oldfield a further two minutes back. Sym spent the day chasing Lavelle and got very close to her before the race finish eventually beat her. Madeleine Oldfield had the quickest run of the day in the pro field with a 49:03.

Paul Ambrose and Christie Sym win Ironman 70.3 Racine

This weekends Triathlon action across all distances has been a Golden one for Australians with Paul Ambrose claiming top spot, and Christie Sym finally fulfilling her potential by topping the leader board at Ironman 70.3 Racine. The good news for the green and gold does not stop there with Tim Berkel claiming second spot in the mens race and Michelle Wu third in the woman’s race.

Melissa Rollison wins Ironman 70.3 Muncie

Australia’s women pro’s led the way at Ironman 70.3 Muncie on Saturday with ex Commonwealth Games Steeplechase silver medalist Melissa Rollison taking out the race with a 1:19:19 half marathon. Melissa did not make life easy for herself, exiting the water nearly 3 minutes down on the lead bunch, but she was able to catch all bar Leanda Cave by the end of the bike, and then stormed away from the Brit on the run. Australian’s Christie Sym and Madeleine Oldfield also had good races, finishing in the top ten.

Cairns Airport Challenge Cairns Women’s Race Preview

Cairns is gearing up for the first Challenge event to take place on Australian soil, and the excitement is palpable. The women’s race is shaping up to be a great battle, with two of Australia’s most experienced iron distance athletes preparing to go head to head. Belinda Granger and Rebekah Keat headline the field, taking on Amelia Pearson and Kirsten Molloy, who recently finished second and third at Ironman Australia, as well as Christie Sym who will be challenging hard for her break through win plus Carrie Lester who won Ironman Australia 2010.