Alexander, Sheedy-Ryan win 70.3 Busselton

Sunday 05 May 2019
Their combined years is a tick under 80 but age definitely shall not weary them.

With seven world championship titles between the pair, Craig Alexander and Felicity Sheedy-Ryan proved far too strong for rivals to win IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton in Western Australia.

The ill-winds forced a 30-minute delay in the swim and the choppy conditions spread the fields for both men and women, in the event that doubled as the Triathlon Australia national long distance titles.

By midway through the bike normal transmission had returned in the men with pre-race favourites Mike Phillips (NZL) and Alexander (AUS) closing in on the lead. While Phillips bridged up to a charging Matt Burton at T2, Alexander bided his time some 42 seconds back.

After a lightning fast 3:10 pace for the opening 3.5kms from Phillips, Alexander was able to wear him down and claim the lead midway through the run. His 1:15 effort off a tough swim and windy bike was more than enough to win his second straight IRONMAN 70.3 title in 3:49:53. An impressive Phillips, the IRONMAN New Zealand champion, was second 1:20 back and Burton third.

Despite prowess as a two-time duathlon world champion, Sheedy-Ryan was in reach of the lead out of the choppy waters and had joined New Zealand’s Rebecca Clarke in the lead midway through the bike.

A powerful late push from Australian Renee Kiley gave her a 1:31 buffer on to the run but Sheedy-Ryan smashed to the lead after 3.5kms. She was in a class of her own from that point, with the 1:24 effort far too good, winning in 4:20:16 with 6:30 to Clarke and over 10 minutes to Emily Loughnan.

It was her third victory in this event for the super-talented 34-year-old Western Australian.

Men's Podium
1 Alexander, Craig AUS 3:49:52
2 Phillips, Mike NZL 3:51:12
3 Burton, Matt AUS 3:53:07

Women's Podium
1 Sheedy-Ryan, Felicity AUS 4:20:16
2 Clarke, Rebecca NZL 4:26:46
3 Loughnan, Emily AUS 4:30:48
IRONMAN Triathlon


Coming Triathlon Events View all

    Visit website Google Map Become a fan on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube

25

May

2019

Balatonman Kenese

Balatonkenese, Hungary

Website Google Map

01

Jun

2019

Pirene Xtreme

Cellers, Lleida, Spain

Website Google Map YouTube

01

Jun

2019

FrenchMan

Hourtin, France

Website Google Map YouTube

01

Jun

2019

Wasserstadt Triathlon

Hannover-Limmer, Germany

Website Google Map

02

Jun

2019

UK Ultimate

Whitchurch, United Kingdom

Website Google Map YouTube

08

Jun

2019

AlpsMan

Annecy, France

Website Google Map YouTube

09

Jun

2019

Coastman

Tjeldstø, Norway

Website Google Map

15

Jun

2019

Diablak Beskid Extreme

Silesian and Zywiec Beskids, Poland

Website Google Map

15

Jun

2019

Celtman

Torridon, Scotland, United Kingdom

Website Google Map

15

Jun

2019

Schloss Triathlon Moritzburg

Moritzburg, Germany

Website Google Map YouTube
    Visit website Google Map Become a fan on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube

25

May

2019

Ironman Lanzarote

Canary Islands, Spain

Website Google Map YouTube

26

May

2019

Ironman Florianopolis

Florianopolis, Brazil

Website Google Map

09

Jun

2019

Ironman Cairns

Cairns, Australia

Website Google Map YouTube

09

Jun

2019

Ironman Boulder

Boulder, CO, United States

Website Google Map

23

Jun

2019

Ironman Ireland

Cork, Ireland

Website Google Map YouTube

30

Jun

2019

Ironman France

Nice, France

Website Google Map YouTube

30

Jun

2019

Ironman Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany

Website Google Map YouTube

07

Jul

2019

Ironman Austria

Klagenfurt, Austria

Website Google Map YouTube

14

Jul

2019

Triathlon Vitoria

Ironman Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain

Website Google Map

14

Jul

2019

Ironman UK

Bolton,, United Kingdom

Website Google Map YouTube
    Visit website Google Map Become a fan on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube

26

May

2019

Garmin Iron Tri

Plock, Poland

Website Google Map YouTube

26

May

2019

Goose Pond Half

Scottsboro, Alabama, United States

Website Google Map

01

Jun

2019

Troika Half

Medical Lake, WA, United States

Website Google Map

01

Jun

2019

Slavic Wave

Pereyaslav city, Kiev region, Ukraine

Website Google Map

01

Jun

2019

IronStar 113

Sochi, Russian Federation

Website Google Map YouTube

02

Jun

2019

Big East

Bradwell Waterside, Essex, United Kingdom

Website Google Map

02

Jun

2019

Challenge Championship

x-bionic® sphere, Samorin, Slovakia

Website Google Map

02

Jun

2019

Oliver Half Tri

Oliver, BC, Canada

Website Google Map

08

Jun

2019

DeuceMan

Show Low, Arizona, United States

Website Google Map

08

Jun

2019

Wales Middle Tri

Fishguard, Wales, United Kingdom

Website Google Map
    Visit website Google Map Become a fan on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube

26

May

2019

70.3 St. Polten

St. Pölten/Vienna, Austria

Website Google Map YouTube

26

May

2019

70.3 Goseong

Goseong, Korea, Republic of

Website Google Map

01

Jun

2019

70.3 Hawaii

Kohala Coast, Hawaii, United States

Website Google Map

02

Jun

2019

70.3 Switzerland

Lake of Zurich, Switzerland

Website Google Map YouTube

02

Jun

2019

70.3 Victoria

Victoria, BC, Canada

Website Google Map

02

Jun

2019

70.3 Kraichgau

Kraichgau, Germany

Website Google Map YouTube

02

Jun

2019

70.3 Subic Bay

Subic Bay, Philippines

Website Google Map YouTube

02

Jun

2019

70.3 Durban

Durban, South Africa

Website Google Map

02

Jun

2019

70.3 Connecticut

Middlebury, Connecticut, United States

Website Google Map

09

Jun

2019

70.3 Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Website Google Map

Triathlon News & Media Blogs View all

Amorelli, Piampiano highlight IRONMAN Florianopolis Brazil

Amorelli, Piampiano highlight IRONMAN Florianopolis Brazil

Friday 24 May 2019 [Triathlon News]

Called "the place to be" and "a mixture of St. Tropez and Ibiza without the attitude" by the New York Times, Florianopolis, Brazil on the Island of Santa Catarina boasts world-class entertainment, beaches and restaurants. The sun-soaked stretches of coastline in "Floripa," as locals affectionately call it more

Alessandro Degasperi returns to defend IRONMAN Lanzarote

Alessandro Degasperi returns to defend IRONMAN Lanzarote

Friday 24 May 2019 [Triathlon News]

IRONMAN Lanzarote is one of the longest-standing races in Europe. The landscape is starkly beautiful, reminiscent of the black lava fields of Kona, intermixed with tropical beachside scenes. On race day, the event's two-lap swim course takes place at Playa Grande, Puerto del Carmen, the main tourist place of the island. The bike course is well known for challenging athletes with strong winds more

Laura Philipp headlines 70.3 St. Polten Austria

Laura Philipp headlines 70.3 St. Polten Austria

Friday 24 May 2019 [Triathlon News]

Just by mastering the IRONMAN 70.3 Pölten course every athlete experiences the diversity of Austria - the coexistence between nature and human creation. Starting by the swiming course which leads every athlete through the two lakes of St. Pölten. Followed by the bike course on the modern freeway more

XTERRA Italy-Lake Garda This Sunday in Toscolano Maderno

XTERRA Italy-Lake Garda This Sunday in Toscolano Maderno

Friday 24 May 2019 [Triathlon News]

After three races in southern Europe, the European Tour moves north to the Italian Lakes and the town of Toscolano Maderno, on the western shores of Lake Garda. Sunday’s race will be the second edition of this race under the XTERRA banner. With very steep climbs, technical descents on both the bike and run, this is without a doubt one of the hardest XTERRA races in the world more

A Perfect Day for the Defending Champions at CHALLENGE Heilbronn

A Perfect Day for the Defending Champions at CHALLENGE Heilbronn

Tuesday 21 May 2019 [Triathlon News]

The 10th anniversary of hep CHALLENGE HEILBRONN powered by Audi turned out to be a perfect day for the defending champions Sebastian Kienle and Daniela Bleymehl. Despite Kienle’s previous achilles tendon injury, both he and Bleymehl were in top form and able to defend their titles. more

Twitter


Facebook


YouTube


Sign up for FREE NEWSLETTER:

We will never share your email address or spam you.