Jordan Rapp and Samantha McGlone both set course records today in winning Ford Ironman Arizona. The two champions both used the day's fastest bike splits to overcome a competitive field in Tempe, Arizona.
Germany's Michael Raelert and Great Britain's Julie Dibens claimed victory at the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3, Presented by Ford. The younger brother of Andreas Raelert, last year's runner-up, Michael Raelert earned the title and broke a course record with an overall time of 3:34:04. Dibens, a top finisher at the event in recent years, held off the field and set a 70.3 course record, crossing the line at 3:59:33.
What a day of Ironman racing at the 2009 Ford Ironman Florida. Both the men and women's contests were hard fought, with the favourites and leaders faltering and/or unable to continue. Throw in some great come-from-behind efforts and side-by-side racing, and you couldn't have scripted the race any better. With the outcome in both races undetermined right until the end, the racing was topped off with the finishes of two first time Ironman champions.
On Sunday, August 29, 2010, 1800 swimmers, bikers and runners will christen the inaugural Tri-California ALCATRAZ Triathlon. Registration for the event is on a first come basis and is expected to sell out quickly. Registration opens November 27th. To register, or for more information, go to www.tricalifornia.com.
With one of the sport's most lucrative prizes - $250,000 US - The Abu Dhabi International Triathlon features long and short distance courses that will be attractive to a wide range of athletes. The race is scheduled for March 13, 2010. Come join Aqua Sphere's Faris Al Sultan and Team Abu Dhabi.
Australia's Craig Alexander and Great Britain's Chrissie Wellington defended their titles at the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Alexander added a second consecutive World Championship title to his resume, while Wellington added a third. Wellington's overall time of 8:54:02 broke the course record set in 1992 by Ironman icon, Paula Newby-Fraser.
The 2010 Ironman Lottery Program officially opened on Wednesday, October 1 and will close on Saturday, February 28, 2010 with all winning entries being announced on Wednesday, April 15, 2010. The Ford Ironman World Championship selects 200 athletes each year to participate through a lottery system. A total of 150 athletes will be selected domestically and 50 athletes will be selected internationally.
It was a day for records to fall. Setting a blistering new course record of 08:30:06, Aqua Sphere's Marcel Zamora Perez won Ironman Nice for a consecutive fourth time. For the women, Belgian Tine Deckers took down the standing record with a time of 09:30:29.
Back by popular demand, the Ironman World Championship is excited to announce the return of "Demo Days," an interactive race expo designed to allow athletes, friends and all those attending the Ironman World Championship the opportunity to test drive and learn about the latest and greatest equipment from the leading companies in triathlon.
Taking first place in France's Royan Sprint Triathlon, Bruno Ferrat proves there's no need to waste time changing clothes in the transition - just wear your Aqua Sphere Speedsuit through the whole competition!