Oakley Triathlete Javier Gomez took the top spot on the podium at the 2012 Nautica South Beach Triathlon of Miami on a warm humid day. With water temperatures registering 75 degrees at race time, Gomez was out of the water second. Clocking in with a bike time of 53:12, he made up some ground on the relatively flat, out and back course. Gomez ultimately took the lead during the run where no one could touch him, running a race-best 31:24 split.
It took very little time for the Ironman Asia Pacific Championship, held in Melbourne, Australia, to become a monumental and historic race. Sporting the new Oakley RadarLock sunglasses, Craig “Crowie” Alexander earned top honors at the inaugural event in record time, amidst one of the strongest fields ever assembled outside of Kona. Alexander’s win came at a sub-eight hour pace, a time that is rarely seen and highly sought after in the triathlon world. To say the first running of the Ironman Asia Pacific Championship was thrilling would simply be an understatement.