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Craig Alexander and Defending Champion Miranda Carfrae Vying for their own Slices of Hawaiian Ironman History

Sydney's two-time winner Craig Alexander and Brisbane's defending champion Miranda Carfrae will be vying for their own slices of Hawaiian Ironman history when they headline another strong Australian contingent for the 33rd running of the world's most famous triathlon on Saturday. The 38-year-old Alexander, who conquered Kona in 2008 and 2009, has arrived in Hawaii in great form after his win in the Marine Corps Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Las Vegas last month.
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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.
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Luke Bell Third at Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas

Australian Luke Bell put in a hard working performance to take third place at Ironman Texas on Saturday. The event was won by Spain's Eneko Llanos and Britain's Catriona Morrison. American Tim O'Donnell took second place in the mens event in his Ironman debut, and should be one to watch at Kona, along with his partner Mirinda Carfrae. The result pushed O'Donnell to the top of the Kona rankings along side Mirinda who tops the female rankings.
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Luke Bell wins Ironman 70.3 Cancun Triathlon in a race dominated by Australians

In their final warm up race before Kona, Luke Bell and Luke McKenzie have gone 1 & 2 in Cacun in a race dominated by Australians. Matt White just missed out on a podium finish coming in fourth and Paul Ambrose was not far behind in sixth. Luke Bell's 1:22 half marathon proved to be the difference on the day. In the women's race Michellie Jones was 2nd, Kate Major 3rd and Kate Bevilaqua was 4th.
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Australian Luke McKenzie ready to take on Ironman Brazil

The usual suspects are all ready to battle it out in Florianopolis later this month in the men's race at Ironman Brazil, but they'll have some company. Both three time Ironman Brazil champions, Eduardo Sturla and Oscar Galindez will be shooting to claim their fourth title, but the boys from the south had better take note: there will be a new kid in town in Florianopolis this year, that new kid comes in the form of Australia's Luke McKenzie.
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