Recent Triathlon News
Affectionately referred to in the industry as “Xena,” after the warrior princess character, Switzerland’s Caroline Steffen is tough; as her nickname suggests. The Swiss Miss proved so Down Under this weekend, claiming the Asia Pacific Ironman Championship in Melbourne over some of the best triathletes in the women’s field.
It was all Australia all day long at Ironman 70.3 Geelong where hometown favorites Craig “Crowie” Alexander and Emma Moffatt took the victories Down Under. While the focus was on the brutal course conditions the pair of Australians took to race experience to excel in the heat. Moffatt the 2008 Beijing Games bronze medalist blew away the women’s field, winning by over 13 minutes, while Crowie finished roughly three and a half minutes ahead of fellow countryman, Tim Reed.
While many of Ironman’s big name athletes wind it down for the year, Great Britain’s Rachel Joyce is still hard at work. Fresh off her impressive second place finish at the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona in October, Joyce claimed victory at Ironman Cozumel this past weekend. Joyce completed the shortened tropical course in a time of 8:52:28 for the win.