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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

  • Mirinda Carfrae and Frederik Van Lierde Run Strong Towards 2013 Ironman World Titles

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    Posted 10 months ago by John Ohail

    With stronger swimmers and bikers out setting the pace early, Australian and 2010 champion, Mirinda Carfrae and Beligian Frederik Van Lierde utilized strong running skills to bring home triathlon’s greatest victory in Kailua-Kona. On a day with mostly ideal conditions, Mirinda Carfrae broke her own women’s Ironman World Championship run course record, while on her way to the overall course mark as well, with a speedy 8:52:14. Van Lierde ran down Australian Luke McKenzie and 70.3 World Champion Sebastian Kienle to secure his first coveted Ironman World Championship after finishing third last year.

  • Javier Gomez Noya Secures 2013 ITU World Triathlon Series Title In London

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    Posted 11 months ago by John Ohail

    You couldn’t have asked for a more fitting final to the ITU World Triathlon Series. In a rematch between perennial favorites and 2012 Olympic medalists, Javier Gomez Noya and the Brownlee brothers, the entire world title came down to a final sprint between the sport’s two powerhouses. Gomez Noya was able to outlast Jonny Brownlee, reversing the final medal count at the Summer Olympics just a year earlier at the same venue where the Spaniard took second prize and Jonny won bronze. Unfortunately for the Olympic gold medalist, Alistair Brownlee was hobbled by an ankle injury and couldn’t race with his brother and Gomez Noya to the finish. Mario Mola of Spain took third place in the race.

  • Frederik Van Lierde, Mary Beth Ellis Smash Course Records To Win Ironman France

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    Posted about 1 year ago by John Ohail

    With the stunning background of the French Riviera, Ironman France is a spectacle of not only gorgeous landscape, but brilliant displays of athletic will. Belgian Frederik Van Lierde and American Mary Beth Ellis took full advantage of all Ironman France has to offer. The male and female winners in Nice each set course records, respectively, with Van Lierde smashing his own course record, which he set last year.

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