Athletes will enjoy the calm waters of the 1.2-mile swim course in Oceanside Harbor, the tough one-loop, 56-mile bike course that includes the coastal beauty of San Clemente State Park and the challenging inland hills of Camp Pendleton 13.1-mile run through the coastal neighborhoods of Oceanside.
Ironman arrives in Melbourne, the sporting capital of Australia. The course features a 3.8-kilometre swim in Frankston; a 180-kilometre bike ride on the EastLink Tollway; and a 42.2-kilometre run along Port Philip Bay towards the finish at the St Kilda Baths. 75 Kona qualifiying slots are on offer.
RACE INFORMATION Since its inception in 2006, the Ironman 70.3 series has become the fastest growing triathlon series in the world. Now there are 48 events around the world that qualify athletes for the Ironman World Championship 70.3 at Lake Las Vegas, Nevada every September.
Ironman 70.3 races consist of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike and a 13.1-mile run, which adds up to 70.3 miles of total racing.
Gemmell and Ellis Take Ironman 70.3 Singapore Kris Gemmell and Mary Beth Ellis capture the titles at Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore
Published Monday, March 21, 2011
Gemmell, a former World Aquathlon Champion, had a strong start to the race, as he set the pace with a swim time of 27 minutes 44 seconds. Gemmell managed to hang on to the lead throughout the entire race.
“I have been training very hard and I came here to win. It was a great experience for my first Ironman 70.3 race, and I enjoyed having support from the crowd that was cheering me on,” said Gemmell, who displayed a stellar performance in a stunning debut that marked his first Ironman 70.3 event, and his first race in Singapore.
Coming in a close second was South African James Cunnama, who had hoped to better his second place position at last year’s Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore. However, he narrowly missed out on the title once again with his timing of 3 hours 51 minutes 45 seconds.
“It was a great race and coming in second with a field of professionals is a cause for celebration. I was behind Kris and was hoping that he would crack and when he did, I would be right there. But Kris held up all the way to the end,” said Cunnama.
Rounding out the top three was Peter Jacobs from Australia, who completed the race in a time of 3 hours 54 minutes 25 seconds.
Former Ironman 70.3 world championship runner-up, Ellis, earns first Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore title
Making an equally remarkable debut in Singapore was Mary Beth Ellis, who blazed through the route with steady pace throughout the race. Despite completing the swim leg in second place and the bike leg in fourth place, the American switched into high gear during the final leg of the race to win the title as she beat fellow American Amy Marsh by a mere 34 seconds. Ellis eventually completed the race today with a timing of 4 hours 21 minutes 6 seconds.
“I’ve been preparing for this race in Thailand for the past few weeks but was still apprehensive about the heat and humidity here. I think the preparation helped me when I was out there today, and it’s a great feeling to win in my first race here. It was also great to have lots of people cheering me on while watching the race. It was a good day for me,” said Ellis.
Fellow American Marsh completed the race in second place with a timing of 4 hours 22 minutes and 32 seconds. She was leading the female professional field in the swim and bike legs until Ellis's quick speed caught up with her. Coming in third was Australian Michelle Wu, with a time of 4 hours 25 minutes 31 seconds. Michelle added the Singapore podium placing to recent wins in Ironman 70.3 Taiwan and Japan.
5am - 6.40am Race Morning Check-In and Numbering - Main Marquee, Northern Domain 6.45am Ironman New Zealand - ELITE Start 7.00am Ironman New Zealand - AGE GROUP Starts 9.20am Swim Course Closes 5.30pm Bike Course Closes 6.00pm - 12 midnight Bike Pick-up - from Transition Midnight Run Course Closes/Race Finishes Office IMNZ Merchandise Expo – Great Lakes Centre
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