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Chris McDonald wins Ford Ironman Louisville

Australian Chris “Big Sexy” McDonald has won the 2011 Ford Ironman Louisville in a time of 8:27:36 from Americans Patrick Evoe and Justin Daerr. This was the fifth running of the event and the second time it has been won by McDonald. Last years winner Australian Paul Ambrose did not finish the event, pulling out after feeling ill

Australian’s Paul Ambrose and Chris McDonald racing Ironman Louisville 2011

Australian’s Paul Ambrose and Chris McDonald are the racing Ironman Louisville this weekend. Ambrose is back to defend the title he won last year. Ambrose has had a good year so far with a win at Racine 70.3 in July, a second the week before at Rhode Island 70.3 and fourth at Boise 70.3 in June. McDonald had a fifth at Rev3 Portland in July and a 4th at the recent Lake Stevens 70.3. Also back racing after breaking two ribs earlier this year is Amanda McKenzie.