Mike Phillips, Jocelyn McCauley Win 35th Running of Ironman New Zealand

New Zealand’s Mike Phillips (47:58 swim, 4:32:58 bike, 2:40:05 run) and the United States’ Jocelyn McCauley (52:29 swim, 4:57:27 bike, 2:58:07 run) earned the victories on a beautiful day of racing at the 35th anniversary of Ironman New Zealand.

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A perfect start to the day for the 35th Anniversary of Ironman New Zealand in Taupo. Photo: Nick Morales
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The IRONMĀORI triathlon club in their pre-race prayer. Photo: Nick Morales
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An IRONMĀORI club member heads down to the water. Photo: Nick Morales
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Athletes get ready for 2.4 miles of swimming in Lake Taupo. Photo: Nick Morales
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Husband and wife Dale and Tan Jackson from the USA are in town to do the Ironman 70.3 New Zealand race. Photo: Nick Morales
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Age-group athletes take a photo before they start their race. Photo: Nick Morales
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An age-group athlete gets ready for the start of a long day. Photo: Nick Morales
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New Zealand’s own Dylan McNeice if first out of the water for the pro men’s field. Photo: Nick Morales
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A group of pro women exit the water. Photo: Nick Morales
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Local favorite Cameron Brown heads toward T1. Photo: Nick Morales
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A pro athlete makes her way to T1. Photo: Nick Morales
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Taupo has the perfect backdrop for the Ironman New Zealand swim. Photo: Nick Morales
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Athletes tackle their first climb a couple of miles down the road from T1. Photo: Nick Morales
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Out on the bike course. Photo: Nick Morales
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Athletes pass several dairy farms along the Ironman New Zealand bike course. Photo: Nick Morales
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It was a blue-sky day out on the bike course. Photo: Nick Morales
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Mitch Lang from the IRONMĀORI triathlon club. Photo: Nick Morales
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Braden Currie flying down on the hills out on the bike course. Photo: Nick Morales
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Jocelyn McCauley in the lead out on the Ironman New Zealand bike course. Photo: Nick Morales
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Michael Grain of New Zealand. Photo: Nick Morales
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Defending champion Terenzo Bozzone out on the bike course. Photo: Nick Morales
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A thumbs up from this age group athlete. Photo: Nick Morales
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Pro Rebecca Clarke heads out on the second loop of the bike course. Photo: Nick Morales
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Andrew Starkykowicz flying on his bike, on his way to T2 and a new bike course record. Photo: Nick Morales
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Braden Currie on the run course. Photo: Nick Morales
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Mike Phillips playing catch up on the Ironman New Zealand run course. Photo: Nick Morales
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Meredith Kessler running along Lake Taupo. Photo: Nick Morales
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Mike Phillips sets a new run course record to win the 35th Anniversary running of Ironman New Zealand. Photo: Nick Morales
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Mike getting a hug from his coach. Photo: Nick Morales
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The top 3 pro men: Starykowicz, Phillips, Currie. Photo: Nick Morales
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A dejected Starykowicz ponders what happened to his 16-minute lead off the bike. Photo: Nick Morales
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Eighty-two-year-old Garth Barfoot crossing the Ironman 70.3 New Zealand finish line. Photo: Nick Morales
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Jocelyn McCauley about to cross the finish line. Photo: Nick Morales
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McCauley gets the victory. Photo: Nick Morales
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Fireman Rob Verhelst was in Taupo to race Ironman New Zealand. Photo: Nick Morales
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United States Senator from Arizona Kyrsten Sinema was here to race Ironman New Zealand. She finished in 12:59:57. Photo: Nick Morales
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Age-group athletes running up one of the hills the run course has to offer.
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The sun sets on a day of racing at Ironman New Zealand.

2019 Ironman New Zealand
Taupo, New Zealand – March 2, 2019
2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2.-mile run

Men
1. Mike Phillips (NZL) 8:05:09
2. Andrew Starykowicz (USA) 8:07:33
3. Braden Currie (NZL) 8:09:05

Women
1. Jocelyn McCauley (USA) 8:53:11
2. Teresa Adam (NZL) 9:05:33
3. Meredith Kessler (USA) 9:12:04

Complete results