Vegas: Triathlon Star Craig Alexander Claims Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Nevada, Eight of Top 10 Finishers Rock Oakley
Craig Alexander is a beast on a bike. Even when his bike has someone else’s front wheel for a minute. Oakley’s Two-Time Ironman World Champion powered through a flat tire on the bike course to emerge victorious at Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Last Vegas – topping the talent-packed field with a dominating run portion and an impressive ride after having to switch out the flat. The Shimano Bike Crew, who accidentally replaced his front wheel with one that sat earlier that morning on Andy Potts’ bike, quickly placed a new tire – allowing Craig to recover and power his way to the win. Potts, who pulled off an insane swim, lead for a bit. But a hard-charging Alexander took the reins on his bike – pushing the pace and bringing the lead group together.
Oakley’s Craig Alexander and Mirinda Carfrae made dramatic come-from-behind attacks on the run to win the Rev3 Tri Quassy men’s and women’s titles in Middlebury, Connecticut. Oakley’s Terenzo Bozzone finished second.
After a grueling day out in the ocean, on the bike and your feet what better way to celebrate then a Rehab Party put on by Oakley. 1994 Ironman World Champion and Oakley’s Triathlete Sports Marketing Manager, Greg Welch had the brilliant idea of giving back to his athletes. The idea was turn the Oakley Safehouse on Alii Drive into an extravagant getaway of sorts for all the Oakley athletes that competed in the 2009 Ironman World Championships.