2011 'Ironman N.Z'll


All photos by and Robin Ducker




A Maori canoe comes out of the darkness each year to welcome the athletes just before the race begins.

This image portrays very well the wet conditions that greeted everyone on this day.

It rained all day during the 2011 IMNZ according to the race reports and photos I have seen.







The overcast sky would keep the light very dim during most of the swim.

Definetly not a day for tinted swim goggles.







Lead swimmer approaching the swim finish.








Chase pack.







Mathias Hecht (SUI)fect as







Terenzo Bozzone (NZL)








Cameron Brown was 3 mins back from lead swimmers at this point.








Maki Nishiuchi (JPN) was the first pro woman out of the water followed by Sam Warriner (in background).









More of the pro women including current ironman world champion Mirinda Carfrae (yellow swim cap).

This group are 2 mins back on the lead women pros at this point.






Pro Brent Foster placed 82 overall.







Pro Rich Munro finished after blowing up big time in the run.







Pro Kerry Weeks didn't have the day he was after.








9th today for Maki Nishiuchi (JPN)








Joanna Lawn (NZL), has won IMNZ 6 times before, but would place 3rd today.

Like Mirinda Joanna flatted but only once.it 7






Mirinda Carfrae had two flats on the bike today.

Apparently the rain didn't stop all day. Well there are no images which show the ground drying out.






Renee Lane was the 8th pro woman (137th overall).







Scott McGregor 12th pro (103rd overall).










4th today went to Kate Bevilaqua (AUS)
























Terenzo Bozzone (NZL)







Mathias Hecht leading the charge early on.









Japan's Hiroyuki 31st overall.








Finland's Tuukka Miettinen took 11th place overall.





Australian pro Gavin Scott 17th overall.



Petr Vabrousek 7th overall.







Samantha Warriner (NZL)









Cameron Brown made a decisive break in the latter stages of the bike.








Pro James Bowstead 58th overall.







Scott Curry from Canada was first off the bike by over 3 minutes, and would hold on to take 5th for his effort.








Kate Bevilaqua (AUS)







Britta Martin won the Challenge Wanaka half recently, but something went wrong for her on the run today.






Joanna Lawn (NZL)





Samantha Warriner (NZL)







Mirinda Carfrae made up alot of ground in the run, but couldn't come back from flatting twice on the bike. ma








1st Cameron Brown.

Making it 10 IMNZ wins for him.











2nd Terenzo Bozzone (NZL).








3rd pro Mathias Hecht from Switzerland












1st Samantha Warriner above and below.






h and he said he never recovered from it during the race.



2nd woman pro Mirinda Carfrae.

Some of the above images are pretty foggy due to the heavy rain (see teh umbrellas in the crowd).







Joanna Lawn (NZL) crossing the line for 3rd today. cro








Men top 10

1. Cameron Brown (NZL) 8:31:07
2. Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 8:41:54
3. Mathias Hecht (SUI) 8:45:36
4. Keegan Williams (NZL) 8:49:34
5. Scott Curry (CAN) 8:50:44
6. Luke Harrison (AUS) 8:58:14 * M30-34
7. Petr Vabrousek (CZE) 8:58:30
8. Deano Gaskin (NZL) 9:07:10 * M35-39
9. Richard Bayly (NZL) 9:10:05 * M30-34
10. Stephen Gage (AUS) 9:10:41 * M40-44


Women top 10

1. Samantha Warriner (NZL) 9:28:24
2. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 9:31:33
3. Joanna Lawn (NZL) 9:31:53
4. Kate Bevilaqua (AUS) 9:40:01
5. Belinda Harper (NZ) 9:40:33.
6. Kirsten Molloy (AUS) 9:49:02
7. Michelle Mitchell (AUS) 9:50:04
8. Janine Willis (AUS) 9:55:17 * W35-39
9. Candice Hammond (NZL) 9:56:41 * W25-29
10. Renee Lane (AUS) 10:01:59









Ironman NZ 2009 25th Anniversary from 'youtube'

This clip is pretty good quality






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