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Triathlon legend Cam Brown of New Zealand used a masterful run to clinch the 2014 MetaMan title and with it the first prize of $30,000. The 10-time Ironman New Zealand winner swam with the lead pack, rode at the front in a small group for the entire 180km bike leg, and then pulled away from 2013 MetaMan champ Courtney Ogden at the halfway stage of the 42km run to take the crown in a course-record time of 8:28:21. In the women’s race, Gina Crawford of New Zealand claimed the women’s title and her own monster check for $30,000 after passing long-time leader Diana Riesler of Germany late on the run. Michelle Gailey of Australia took the final spot on the women’s podium.