Ironman 70.3 – Sunshine Coast
Last weekend, two-time Olympian Courtney Atkinson (03:45) withstood Australian ITU star Dan Wilson in a sprint finish to claim the men’s honours at IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast, with defending champion Pete Jacobs (03:47), with his focus firmly on Hawaii, content with third. In the women’s race, Caroline Steffen (04:12) out-pointed former short course star Czech Radka Vodickova (04:16) with an emphatic run with defending champion, New Zealand’s, Gina Crawford (04:19) rounding out the podium. Swim was calm, and weather was perfect by all accounts
A couple of great performances from ANZA members with Dean Campbell (4:49) and Stephen Duerden (4:59) both breaking the 5 hour mark – nice!
Open water swim this Saturday with Athlete Lab
Saturday 20th September 15:00 – 17:00. Frequency: Where: Tanjong Beach, Sentosa (meet at Life Guard tower – bikes/bags can be left there). Athlete Lab Coach: Wilson (98784113). Open and no cost to ANZA cycling members. Just turn up and introduce yourself to Wilson.
For those that are yet to enjoy the fun of swimming in Sentosa, this is a great opportunity to get experience of swimming in the sea, with high quality coaching helping you with techniques such as drafting; entry/exit strategies, pointing etc. Open to all abilities, and it’s in a sheltered bay so very little chop and your friends, family can also keep an eye on you whilst enjoying the drinks and the sounds from Tanjong beach club.