New Zealand's Braden Currie and Teresa Adam turned in blazing times to post new course records and earn the big victories.
This year there will be a bit of added pressure—and competition—with the race serving as the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship for the first time.
A strong field of pros traveled to the tropical location in search of their share of a $100,000 prize purse and important KPR points.
Australians David Dellow and Carrie Lester take the 2012 Ironman Cairns titles on a hot and steamy day.
McCormack and his Australian teammates will find out who is on the 2012 Olympic team on June 1.
The lengthy Olympic qualifying process will leave Chris McCormack to race Ironman Cairns with less than ideal fitness.
The change will give Chris McCormack the opportunity to validate his entry to the 2012 Ironman World Championship.