Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tis the season to be racing...

We keep track of all the major events happening around the world and man are there heaps! This last weekend we followed Ironman 70.3 Lonestar, Ironman South Africa, St Anthony's and the Ishigaki ITU Triathlon World Cup, just to name a few. And I have to say, our blueseventy athletes are doing us proud!

St Anthonys kicked off a successful year for Cam Dye who took the win, followed closely by Greg Bennett. Dustin McLarty was first out of the water followed by Cam Dye, Stuart Hayes, Kyle Leto, Brian Fleischmann and Matty Reed. Cam managed to make a break on the bike with an impressive 54:42 bike split which was only bettered by fellow blueseventy athlete Andrew Starykowicz. Cam topped off the day with a solid run to score an impressive win over Greg Bennett, with 2-time Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander coming in for third.

Cam became a blueseventy sponsored athlete when he went pro because of his strong swimming background. After a couple years of development he is now competing at the top of sport beating legends like Bennett and Alexander. Awesome.

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At Ironman South Africa, blueseventy athlete Bree Wee led the woman out of the water in the new 2010 Helix. Caroline Steffen who has proved her strength already twice this season at 70.3 stepped up to tackle the full Ironman distance and was 3rd female out the water. Caroline and Bree entered T2 head to head but Caroline pulled away from Bree on the run but was caught by eventual winner and last years runner up Germany’s Sonja Tajsich leaving Steffen with a hard fought and well deserved 2nd place in 9:22:00, behind Sonia Tajsich of Germany in 9:16:55.

Steven Bayliss (GBR) was 2nd out of the water in a time of 48:59, in what was described as choppy conditions. Overtaken early on the bike it appeared the early push had taken its toll on him as he entered the run. But the 2008 champion dug deep and moved back up the rankings making up 3 places with a run time of 3:01:12 to cross the line in 5th place in 8:40:28. Hometown hero Raynard Tissink took the win for his 2nd IM South Africa title.

Also, blueseventy sponsored athlete Oscar Galindez finished 2nd place in the Argentina Long Distance Triathlon Championship. “I am happy to get the title and I’m satisfied with my performance in Concordia, also I have utilized this race as a training to reach a good performance to upcoming race in Ironman Brazil”.

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