• Mirinda Carfrae and Frederik Van Lierde Run Strong Towards 2013 Ironman World Titles

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    Posted 11 months ago by John Ohail

    With stronger swimmers and bikers out setting the pace early, Australian and 2010 champion, Mirinda Carfrae and Beligian Frederik Van Lierde utilized strong running skills to bring home triathlon’s greatest victory in Kailua-Kona. On a day with mostly ideal conditions, Mirinda Carfrae broke her own women’s Ironman World Championship run course record, while on her way to the overall course mark as well, with a speedy 8:52:14. Van Lierde ran down Australian Luke McKenzie and 70.3 World Champion Sebastian Kienle to secure his first coveted Ironman World Championship after finishing third last year.

  • Leanda Cave Captures IRONMAN World Championship Title; Oakley Women Sweep Podium

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Leanda Cave of Great Britain was already a World Champion going into Saturday’s race in Kona. Cave won the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas just a short month prior. Cave proved why she is a true champion Saturday taking down a stacked women’s field on the hot, windy highways of Kailua Kona, Hawaii. The Brit overtook Switzerland’s Caroline Steffen with two miles remaining in the run to obtain the coveted crown at the end of Ali’i Drive. 2010 champion, Mirinda Carfrae ran her heart out, collapsing at the finish line, placing third. All three women completed this year’s epic IRONMAN World Championships wearing the special, custom pink and white Oakley Radarlock, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Young Survival Coalition.

  • Preview: IRONMAN World Championships in Kona

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Once a year on the big island of Hawaii, something magical starts to happen. Ali’i Drive in the city of Kona begins to slowly fill up with runners. The Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway starts to host noticeably high numbers of some of the most fit cyclists in the world. Downtown Kona starts to buzz with excitement and transform into a place unlike any event of its kind. It can only mean one thing: its time once more for the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona. In truly one of the toughest test of a human’s endurance capabilities, athletes will take to the Pacific Ocean for a 2.4 mile swim, then head out on the scorching Queen K for 112 miles of gruiling pedaling and then top it off with a 26.2 mile marathon run along Ali’i Drive hoping for the privilege of hearing the coveted words “You are and IRONMAN,” once they cross the finish line. With some gutsy performances from Oakley professionals last year, 2011 will be heard to beat. However; a stacked field has returned to Kona this year...

Mirinda Carfrae

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"If it's going to be, it's up to me"

Date of Birth:
March 26, 1981
Hometown:
Logan City, Queensland, Australia
Sponsors:
KSwiss, American Interbanc, TYR, Gu, Felt Bicycles, SRAM, Zipp, Sheez, Louis Garneau, Sidi, Fi’zi:k, Profile Design, Got Chocolate Milk, CEP, Yurbuds,
Hobbies:
Sleeping, eating, movies

Career Highlights

    • 2007 70.3 World Champion
    • 2009: 1st Alfac Irongirl Atlanta
    • 2009: 1st Eagleman Ironman 70.3
    • 2009: 1st Revolution 3 Triathlon
    • 2009: 2nd St Croix Ironman 70.3
    • 2009: 1st California Ironman 70.3
    • 2010: 1st Ironman World Championship
    • 2013: 1st Ironman World Championship