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Australia’s Clayton Fettell and New Zealand’s Britta Martin walked away with the Ironman 70.3 Port Macquerie wins today in Australia.
Fettell combined a 21:34 swim, a 2:08:47 bike and a 1:18:32 half-marathon to earn the 3:50:15 victory. Over four minutes later fellow Australian Tim Berkel crossed the finish line in second, thanks in large part to his 1:15:24 run. New Zealand’s James Bowstead earned third.
Martin earned the women’s victory thanks to a 28:56 swim, 2:36:44 bike and a 1:24:43 run. Australia’s Rebecca Hoschke finished second, with fellow Aussie Kat Baker rounding out the podium.
Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie
Port Macquarie, Australia – Oct. 27, 2012
1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
1. Clayton Fettell (AUS) 3:50:15
2. Tim Berkel (AUS) 3:54:45
3. James Bowstead (NZL) 3:57:08
4. Leon Griffin (AUS) 3:58:18
5. Samuel Appleton (AUS) 4:05:33
1. Britta Martin (NZL) 4:32:26
2. Rebecca Hoschke (AUS) 4:37:07
3. Kat Baker (AUS) 4:39:41
4. Belinda Harper (NZL) 4:40:00
5. Kiyomi Niwata (JPN) 4:41:36