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Richie Cunningham & Kate Major Second at Rev3 Portland

Australian Richie Cunningham has grabbed second place in Oregon at the Revolution3 Portland race, behind Kiwi Graham O’Grady in a very exciting finish with just 11 seconds separating the top three. The fast finishing Cunningham was closing rapidly on those in front of him, but just needed the run to go on a little longer to catch O’Grady. “Big Sexy” Chris McDonald finished in 5th place. Kate Major made it a silver day for Australia when she also took out second place in the womens race in 4:23:09 behind Meredith Kessler.

Challenge Roth, Rev 3 Portland, Ironman Switzerland and more – it’s a Big Weekend of Triathlon.

As if the excitement of le Tour was not enough, Australian Triathlon fans are likely to experience some late nights this weekend as they follow a big weekend of Triathlon around the globe. The biggest of these would have to be Challenge’s blue ribbon event, Challenge Roth being held on Sunday. Trying to stop the ‘unbeatable’ Chrissie Wellington getting a hat trick at this event will be Rebekah Keat, fresh off her win at Challenge Cairns, and the ‘unstoppable’ Belinda Granger. Trying to keep the Aussies off the podium will be Scotland’s Catriona Morrison and Heather Gollnick from the US.

Mirinda Carfrae wins Subaru Ironman 70.3 EagleMan, Richie Cunningham second.

Australia wrapped up a good weekend of long course racing with Mirinda Carfrae producing a commanding win at Eagleman Maryland, and Richie Cunningham a very impressive second behind American TJ Tollakson. Elly Franks placed 11th female overall and age grouper Pat Garrett from South Yarra placed 13th in his category.