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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.

Chris McCormack and Greg Welch Join ESPN’s 2011 Ironman World Championship Coverage

Two-time Ironman World Champion and Australian Chris McCormack, along with Australia’s first ever winner of the endurance event, Greg Welch, will headline the coverage of ESPN’s Aussies Abroad special presentation of the 2011 Ironman World Championship from Kailua-Kona Hawai’i, to air on: ESPN2, Wednesday October 12, 7:30pm.

Kiwis in Kona – New Zealand Triathletes Prepare to Tackle the Ford Ironman World Championship 2011

Experienced Kiwi triathletes Cameron Brown and Jo Lawn have a dozen good reasons for success in the sport’s toughest test in this weekend’s Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. They are the most experienced Hawaii veterans in the field for Sunday’s race in the cauldron of Kona on the Big Island. Compatriot Sam Warriner, even though the oldest of the kiwi trio at 40, reckons she has her learner plate on in her first time in one of the world’s iconic sporting tests. Team Photo and Full List of NZ Athletes…

Pete Jacobs on Kona 2011 – Who are the ones to beat and how he will do it.

Pete Jacobs shares his thoughts on the race the weekend with Trizone. Who does Pete think the guys to beat will be and how he thinks the women’s race will pan out. Pete’s form will be less known to his competitors due to his preference to stay in Australia and prepare rather than train and race in Europe and the USA. He is arguably one of the most naturally talented guys racing today but whether he has nailed the bike since last year is still to be seen.

K-Swiss Pau Hana, Hawaii Sunset 10km Run and Walk

If you are lucky enough to already be in Hawaii for the Ironman World Championship you may like to join the likes of Tim DeBoom, Luke Bell, Belinda Granger, Hillary Biscay, Matt Lieto, Joe Gambles, Fraser Cartmell and Bree Wee for a 10km run and walk on the famous Francis H. Ii Brown North golf course where the Hawaii 70.3 run is held.

Chris McCormack wins second Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona

In one of the most exciting finishes in years Chris McCormack and Andreas Raelert went stride for stride when Raelert caught McCormack at around 21miles. McCormack made a surge at each aid station to push Raelert but couldn’t shake him until the last aid station. With less than two miles to go McCormack surged and that was it for Raelert. McCormack then went on to win in an extrodiary effort.

Pro Womens Placings after the Bike at Ford Ironman World Championship 2010, Kona Hawaii

Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae is running strong and moving up the field. At six miles she is now only 8:11 behind Julie Dibbens. Mirinda was over 11mins behind Julie at the start of the run. Other Australians Belinda Granger, Kate Major, Carrie Lester, Lisa Marangon and Kate Bevilaqua are all doing well. Total times after bike also listed.