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Mirinda Carfrae

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Mirinda Carfrae, aka Rinny, is a triathlete from Brisbane, Australia. Carfrae started sports at an early age, playing basketball and a variety of other school sports. In 2000, at the age of 19, she competed in her first triathlon. Even though she did not have a background in swimming, running, or biking, she experienced success in 2001 when she made the Australian Junior Elite Team. Carfrae then went on to represent Australia at the ITU Triathlon World Championships from 2001 through till 2005 earning silver medals in 2002 and 2003. More recently Carfrae has focused on the longer distances. She won the Nice Long Course triathlon in 2004 and got silver at the <...

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Recent Triathlon News

  • Redemption: Chrissie Wellington Shatters All-Time Ironman World Record at Ford Ironman Arizona

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    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.

  • Clear Triumph: O’s Michael Raelert Defends Ironman 70.3 Title in Florida

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    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

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    “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.

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