Both Australia’s Luke McKenzie and Canada’s Tereza Macel looked strong from the beginning at today’s Ironman Brazil triathlon.
McKenzie spent the entire day at the front of the pack thanks to strong swim-bike combination. He crossed the finish line in a blazing time of 8:07:39. In the women’s race, Macel spent the majority of the day trying to keep pace with American Dede Griesbauer. Griesbauer paired a race-leading swim and bike to head onto the run with a slim lead over Macel. When it came time to take on the marathon, Macel’s run time of 3:26:36 proved to the deciding factor, giving her the win in 9:19:13.
Florianopolis Island, Brazil — May 30, 2010
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run
1. Luke Mckenzie (AUS) 8:07:39
2. Ezequiel Morales (ARG) 8:12:44
3. Santiago Ascenço (BRA) 8:18:33
4. Eduardo Sturla (ARG) 8:20:25
5. Oscar Galindez (BRA) 8:33:00
1. Tereza Macel (CAN) 9:19:13
2. Dede Griesbauer (USA) 9:26:09
3. Maria Omar (ARG) 9:36:04
4. Hillary Biscay (USA) 9:44:39
5. Donna Phelan (CAN) 9:44:45