Good evening everyone,
The biggest day in the world of Triathlon has come and gone with the Hawaiian Ironman being run and won on the weekend by another Aussie which makes it 6 years in a row now!
1. Racing News
Hawaii Ironman – Aussie Pete Jacobs went one better this year and took out the toughest day in the world of triathlon with a hard fought 8 hours 18 minutes in what was very tough conditions. On the women’s front Mirinda Carfrae finished with a sensational 3rd place making it a great day for the Aussies. On the Tri Fitness front, Sammy D did a fantastic job getting across the line in a tick over 10 hours 30 minutes and can now say he has finished Hawaii! Tim Clarke who is currently based over in the US got through what was his first Ironman in a blistering 9 hours 26 minutes finishing 85th overall. Great work to both guys on what was a typically tough Hawaiian day!
Melbourne Marathon Festival – Big congratulations to each and every one of you who competed in one of the distances over the weekend. It was a beautiful morning for it and there were PB’s left, right and centre across all the distances. We apologise if we have missed anyone but special mentions to Nick Phibbs who finished his first Marathon in 3hrs 22 minutes, Dun Mugavin his first marathon in 3hrs 37 minutes, Sammy Cavanagh just behind in 3hrs 39 minutes, Jase Currey his first marathon in 4hrs 53 minutes despite being severely injured, and Steve Brydon a big PB in 3hrs 49 minutes. In the Half Marathon Masa Music and Stephen Chambers did a great job and both got through in 2hrs 10 minutes, Nathan Sleep did a 8min PB in 1hr 45mins, Kat W another huge PB in 1hr 32 minutes, and coach Steelo flying around the course in 1hr 16 minutes and top 20 overall!
Good luck also to Karin and Dave Limon who are competing in the Olympic distance triathlon this weekend in Yarrawonga!!