Recent Triathlon News
Aussie Rules: Triathlete Emma Jackson Wins 2012 Devonport OTU Oceania Championship, Takes Australia One Step Closer To London Olympic Bid
Oakley’s Emma Jackson is well aware of her strong points and she proved it at the 2012 Devonport OTU Triathlon Oceania Championships in Tasmania, Australia. Known for her skills in the running portion of the triathlon, Jackson went out quick from the start, while still maintaining enough energy to surge on the third leg of the race. She outlasted fellow Australians Ashleigh Gentle and Erin Densham for the victory, despite a 40 second deficit going into the run.
It’s a fact. The most elite triathletes on the Planet rely on Oakley technology on the course. Exhibit O: Yet another epic Ironman World Championship in Kona – where Oakley Team Star Craig “Crowie” Alexander shattered the World Record by finishing in an astonishing 8:03:56. All while Chrissie Wellington, finding redemption from a disappointing 2010 and rough start to the year, powered through to victory from behind with an 8:55:08 performance of her own. But Oakley’s presence definitely isn’t ever limited to racking up Ironman Title after Ironman Title. The O has been a more-than-prominent part of the mix at Kona for the better part of the decade. And it started with one man. Greg Welch.
History Made: Craig Alexander Shatters Ironman World Championship Kona Course Record, Tallies Third Hawaiian Crown in Epic Fashion
Craig Alexander was already a beast prior to the 2011 Ironman World Championship in Kona. Now you can mark that down…officially. The previous two-time World Champion added yet another glorious crown to his collection. But this wasn’t just another title…if winning such a coveted and challenging race was ever considered ordinary. This time, he shattered Luc Van Lierde’s 1996 Kona course record, finishing in an astonishing 8 hours, 3 minutes, 56 seconds. Even as he suffered through some cramping through the grueling final stretch of the race.