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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.

Ironman South Africa Press Conference

With the PRO athletes in a confident mood the atmosphere at the Spec-Savers Ironman South Africa Pre-Race Press Conference was relaxed before the big day. The press conference was held at the Beach Hotel in Port Elizabeth on 23 April 2010 at 10:00 and was attended by PRO athletes, event organisers and sponsors on a slightly gloomy Friday morning.