Thursday, September 15, 2011

70.3 Worlds

It was great day for blueseventy and our athlete Melissa Rollison

She's set the 70.3 world alight this year .
She has only been swimming for 12 months and is already one of the strongest runners in the sport or triathlon.

Come race morning it was blueseventys Leanda cave who lead from the water , quickly followed by Julie Dibens.  Rollison was 3mins down at the end of the swim.
Diben took control on the bike , but it was Rollison who was holding pace with Dibens on the bike and come T2 Rollison had only lost a matter of seconds to the bike powerhouse..

Onto the run it was Julie in First with Melissa in second.
Mellisa started taking huge amounts of time out of Dibens lead and soon enough she had taken the lead from Dibens and was running her way to her first 70.3 World Title.

Rollison made it an Aussie double with Craig "Crowie" Alexander winning the mens

In the mens it was Paul Matthews leading the blueseventy men to the line in 6th Place , with Tim Berkel and Luke Bell in 8th and 9th respectively

Big congrats to all our athletes, Pro's and AG'ers , Well done for qualifying and racing on what was a truely hard course. Hope you recover quickly.
Marines Ironman 70.3 World Championships
Las Vegas, NV, USA / September 11, 2011
1.2m swim / 56m bike / 13.1m run
Top 10 men

1. Craig Alexander (AUS) 3:54:48
2. Chris Lieto (USA) 3:58:03
3. Jeff Symonds (CAN) 3:58:42
4. Michael Weiss (AUT) 3:59:11
5. Joe Gambles (AUS) 4:00:00
6. Paul Matthews (AUS) 4:00:26
7. Raynard Tissink (RSA) 4:00:53
8. Tim Berkel (AUS) 4:02:01
9. Luke Bell (AUS) 4:04:03
10. Alessandro Degasperi (ITA) 4:05:09
Top women

1. Melissa Rollison (AUS) 4:20:55
2. Karin Thuerig (SUI) 4:26:52
3. Linsey Corbin (USA) 4:29:25
4. Heather Jackson (USA) 4:30:21
5. Joanna Lawn (NZL) 4:33:08
6. Leanda Cave (GBR) 4:33:57
7. Heather Wurtele (CAN) 4:35:36
8. Emma-Kate Lidbury (GBR) 4:36:14
9. Christie Sym (AUS) 4:36:52
10. Michelle Wu (AUS) 4:37:03 

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