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Noosa Triathlon won by David Dellow and Melissa Rollison

As predicted Melissa Rollison was the one to beat in Noosa in the weekend and the current world 70.3 champion did not disappoint. After coming out of the water over 2:40 behind she won by 48 seconds. David Dellows was the surprise winner in the mens after out running the one of the favourites Paul Matthews, James Sear and Clayton Fettell.

Noosa Triathlon Set for a Red Hot Weekend of Racing

One of the strongest fields ever assembled will take on the 29th Noosa Triathlon on Sunday. Courtney Atkinson will be aiming for an historic fourth consecutive win, but will have to overcome world champ Chris McCormack and Paul Matthews, as well as other quality athletes such as Luke McKenzie, Brendon Sexton, Paul Ambrose, Clayton Fettell, Joey Lampe and Mitch Robins to achieve this goal.

Melissa Rollison wins as Australians Dominate Ironman 70.3 Vineman

Incredibly just one week after winning Ironman 70.3 Muncie, Melissa Rollison has backed up by winning Ironman 70.3 Vineman, a race which included World Champion Mirinda Carfrae, who finished third. We can probably stop referring to Rollison as an ex steeplechaser and start recognising her for the great 70.3 athlete she is proving herself to be. In the men’s race Australia grabbed second and third through Paul Matthews and Joe Gambles.

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.