Women's Kona 2009,

Ironman World Champs.

 

 

 

 

Photos by Grant Baird/TriathlonShots

 

 

 

 

 

You have to get here early for a good viewing spot.

This photo was taken 45mins before the professionals started.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sun was just coming up as the race began.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro field can just be made out reaching the first buoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucie Zelenkova was first woman out of the water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucie Zelenkova

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chrissie Wellington

 

 

 

 

 

 

7th Rachel Joyce

 

 

 

 

 

 

9th Dede Griesbauer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Keat was disqualified for infringements during the bike leg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michellie Jones the 2006 winner here didn't have her best day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Kolters from Denmark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catriona Morrison didn't show her recent top form in the heat today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mirinda Carfrae 2nd overall today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chrissy in action

 

Tereza Macel 4th was a solid effort

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Joyce's 6th today is another British athlete to be showing up on the world stage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mirinda Carfrae set a new run record time for woman on this course of 2hr 56mins

 

 

 

 

 

Dede Griesbauer

 

 

 

Natasha Badman has won here 6 times before

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler Stewart 10th today

 

 

 

 

Catriona Morrison

 

 

 

Michellie Jones was here to enjoy and did the underwear run in the days before the race

 

 

 

Sandra Wallenhorst couldn't repeat her great win at ironman Germany earlier this year

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chrissy all smiles as she was about to enter the 'energy lab' area

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leander Cave has finished in the top few here in recent years, but today she had to walk to the finish line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 8:54:02


2nd Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 9:13:59

3rd Virginia Berasategui (ESP) 9:15:28

4th Tereza Macel (CAN) 9:25:48

5th Samantha McGlone (CAN) 9:30:28

6th Rachel Joyce (GBR) 9:32:27

7th Joanna Lawn (NZL) 9:32: 27

8th Sandra Wallenhorst (GER) 9:38:28

9th Dede Griesbauer (USA) 9:40:59

10th Tyler Stewart (USA) 9:42:41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mirinda Cafrae 2nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tereza Macel 4th

 

 

 

 

 

 

3, 2, 1

 

 

 

 

 

A great 'youtube' video here of the mens and womens bike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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