Recent Triathlon News
It was all Australia all day long at Ironman 70.3 Geelong where hometown favorites Craig “Crowie” Alexander and Emma Moffatt took the victories Down Under. While the focus was on the brutal course conditions the pair of Australians took to race experience to excel in the heat. Moffatt the 2008 Beijing Games bronze medalist blew away the women’s field, winning by over 13 minutes, while Crowie finished roughly three and a half minutes ahead of fellow countryman, Tim Reed.
While many of Ironman’s big name athletes wind it down for the year, Great Britain’s Rachel Joyce is still hard at work. Fresh off her impressive second place finish at the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona in October, Joyce claimed victory at Ironman Cozumel this past weekend. Joyce completed the shortened tropical course in a time of 8:52:28 for the win.
With stronger swimmers and bikers out setting the pace early, Australian and 2010 champion, Mirinda Carfrae and Beligian Frederik Van Lierde utilized strong running skills to bring home triathlon’s greatest victory in Kailua-Kona. On a day with mostly ideal conditions, Mirinda Carfrae broke her own women’s Ironman World Championship run course record, while on her way to the overall course mark as well, with a speedy 8:52:14. Van Lierde ran down Australian Luke McKenzie and 70.3 World Champion Sebastian Kienle to secure his first coveted Ironman World Championship after finishing third last year.