Tag: South Africa

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.

Richie Cunningham 4th at the 2011 Spec-Savers Ironman 70.3 South Africa

Australia’s Richie Cunningham was 4th in a race that was dominated in the bike by eventual winner Frederik van Lierde who held off a very fast finishing James Cunnama of South Africa who ran a very fast 1:14 to get within two minutes of van Lierd but just couldn’t make up the swim and bike deficit. Jodie Swallow of Great Britain won the woman’s race