She’s back. The Triathlon World was in shock when Chrissie Wellington dropped out of the Ironman World Championships in Kona this past October. But after emerging victorious at the Ford Ironman Arizona race this past week in Tempe – shattering the all-time Ironman World Record – she had one thing to say about it. “This was my Kona.” But it was much, much more. Wellington’s time of 8:36:13 set a new all-time Ironman world record and set her at the finish line 29 minutes ahead of runner-up Linsey Corbin. Her feat bested the previous World-Record Holder, Sandra Walllenhorst of Germany, who previously had held the record at 8:47:27.
It was a near perfect race day in Clearwater, Fla. this past weekend. If not the luxurious beachside conditions, certainly Michael Raelert’s Championship finish. Oakley’s Triathlete became the first person to defend a title at the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3, pulling away from a talented field after falling behind Kyle Leto following the swim.
Harmonious Victory: Oakley’s Yuichi Hosoda and Ryosuke Yamamoto Claim One-Two Spots at the Guangzhou Asian Games Triathlon
“Thrilling games. Harmonious Asia.“ Heck of a theme for the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games in China, where Oakley’s Yuichi Hosoda and Ryosuke Yamamoto served as the one-two punch in the event’s triathlon competition. The Japanese duo clinched the top two podium spots on the third day of the games.