Flashback - Port Macquaire Ironman 2009

With only a few weeks to go until the 2010 Ironman Australia in Port Macquarie, I thought it worthwhile to revisit the event from 12 months ago.

Over 1,400 competitors braved tough conditions throughout the day to bask in some Ironman glory. The week leading up to the event was very wet with downpours and widespread flooding at Port Macquarie and the surrounding areas. The rain was constant throughout race day which kept conditions cool, but also made the bike leg dangerous in sections and made for some obstacle dodging in the swim.

Highlight – witnessing Chrissie Wellington win in convincing fashion (she’s yet to lose an Ironman race) and seeing all 13 BTS athletes finish in the tough conditions

Lowlight – check out my shoes in the images below!

Good luck to everyone competing in Ironman Australia on the 28th of March and Ironman New Zealand  in Taupo this weekend!

 

Scott Budd finishing in a 21 minute personal best - Image courtesy Michael WebbPre race reflections...

Stormy swim start with 1,400 other athletes!

Pushing on the bike

Conditions were also tough for spectators

Action on the bike

Transition after 400mm of rain for the month and 1,400 competitors...

The result of 15 hours of triathlon photography...