Lead 3 swimmers of the Individual Challenge Wanaka Iron-distance are only just visible in this image.
I like the dramatic image created by the steep mountains on the lakes edge.
Lead 3 cyclists (above and below) at about 10kms into the Individual Challenge Wanaka Iron-distance.
This early part of the course was less exposed to the strong winds compared with what lay ahead.
Interesting they all have the same cycle shoes on?.
PLast years 2nd place pro Keegan Williams didn't have a day to remember.
4th today Jimmy Johnsen (DEN) 9:16:45
Age grouper looking good.
At 20km it was down to 2 cyclists out front.
Certainly looks like the 7m gap rule is being used to full advantage.
7th pro today was Richard Thompson (AUS) 9:29:15
10th overall was Chris Bisley (NZL) 9:37:50 * AG M30-39
Steven Lord from the U.K took the mens 40-49 age group win in 10hrs 14mins.
New Zealand's Belinda Harper (above and below), was well ahead of all the other woman early on.
Belinda was also the first age group female finisher at the Kona World champs.
Somewhere around halfway of the race she was blown off her bike by the strong winds.
A mate went past her not long after said she was visibly upset and had a a few bleeding grazes...ouch...and too bad because it would have been an interesting duel.
ll1st Belinda Granger (AUS) 10hr 26min 17sec
Belinda made it two wins from two starts in Wanaka.B
Nice scenic ride.
A bit overcast, but that can be good if the sun burns your skin. The 2 days prior were quite hot with temperatures hitting mid 30's.