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Craig Alexander and Rebekah Keat Lead Australian Team at the World Long Distance Triathlon Championship

Two-time Ironman Triathlon World Champion Craig Alexander and Challenge champion Rebekah Keat will spearhead a five-strong Australian team named today for the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in the USA in November. The 38-year-old Alexander (NSW) and Keat (QLD) will be joined by David Dellow (QLD), Nikki Butterfield (QLD) and Christine Hemphill (NSW) who will tackle the 4km swim, 120km bike and 30km run course in Henderson, Nevada (November 2-6).

Nikki Butterfield wins, and Paul Ambrose and Josh Rix on the Podium at Ironman 70.3 Syracuse

Australian Nikki Butterfield has announced her return to triathlon racing in emphatic style taking out the Ironman 70.3 Syracuse race. In the men’s race, won by 2010 world duathlon champion Bart Aernouts, Paul Ambrose and Josh Rix also got on the podium in the with Stephen Hackett taking out 4th in the men’s race and Madeleine Oldfield finishing 9th in the women’s race.