Mark Bennetts Long time Surf Lifesaving competitor. In testament to his talent as an IronMan, Trevor Hendy dominated here, winning the first three events here. Retired in , after his surfboard broke in two during the final meeting of the season. Berg would go out over the rock shelf to the right of the beach, thinking it would give him an advantage while everyone else ran down to the rip to the left. Following on from his third in round one, Day said he had exceeded his expectations but was not getting ahead of himself. Held the final on a number of occasions, including in , where five people went into the race with an opportunity of winning the series, and gave Phil Clayton his first win, and the last ever Super Series race, in , where Wes Berg needed a substantial margin over Ky Hurst in order to win the series.
Andrews initially led the race and Kenny began to close the gap eventually catching up to Andrews before a final sprint finish with Andrews then prevailing to take series victory. Alternatively triathletes who compete on the road would have a difficult time adjusting to sand running. Crime Witness says Glen Rd water larceny a sign of desperate times. The format traditionally used the same course as the normal IronMan race, although it did also use the m-shape course for the water legs. Several athletes from each sport tried to compete in the other, but without great success. We had to do three minute ironman races, with about 10 minutes’ rest between each race. His victory was one of the most memorable of the series’ year history.
By now the series was beginning to make its presence felt and the competition was fierce, so much that Grant Kenny, who was a four-time Australian Iron Man champion, could only manage to finish as high as 17th in the overall series.
We’ll see if Kendrick can shake the curse when we race round three in Newcastle on Sunday week. Completed Ironman Australia Triathlon in in 9h36min after his bike Crank fell off.
Graih initially led the race and Kenny began to close the gap eventually catching up to Andrews before a final sprint finish with Andrews then prevailing to take series victory. This was to be Scott’s first ironmzn only attempt at the race. While not as gruelling as The Gold Coast Gold, The Marathon events were traditionally races for similar athletes, especially Guy Leech, who proved to be very adept at racing over the longer distance.
Seris one of the main forces behind the development of the series. Barry Newman – Another of the original Iron Men from the beginning of the series. A very strong runner and swimmer.
Ky Hurst The only other man apart from Trevor Hendy to win three Series in a row, and may have won more had it not been for the Series demise at the peak of his career.
The Triple Sprint was one of the formats that lasted beyond the Super Series, although not under the same guise. Also a strong swimmer. We had to do three minute ironman races, with about 10 minutes’ rest between each ironmah. During the late 90’s the series began to struggle to attract sponsorship. Raced in the first series in at North Bondi, although not under that name, the Triple Sprint consisted of three minute IronMan races.
Thuys was a very popular character.
The Coolum event was held in front of the Hyatt Coolum Resort, which was a change from the norm where most races were held in front of the local surf club. Was also very good in flat water and nearly unbeatable in big surf. This page was last edited on 16 Februaryat Mooloolaba’s Matt Poole was tied for fifth overall in the series after finishing fourth yesterday, equal with Caine Eckstein on 32 points.
Guy Andrews remains the only competitor to claim success in both sports. Both sports were facing a breakaway series which was designed for television and to attract advertising while the ironmxn competition was to continue despite losing its main drawcards.
The season saw the Uncle Tobys series hold a prime-time race televised live at 6pm on a Friday night from Manly. Berg would go out over the rock shelf to the right of the beach, thinking it would give him an advantage while everyone else ran down to the rip to the left. The 2-hour endurance race was run in a more traditional IronMan style, with water legs in and out of the surf with run legs in between. Olympic ocean swimmer Ky Hurst has hit back grin his critics to take the second round of the Nutri-Grain Ironman Series at Portsea in Victoria yesterday.
Porra had also commentated every race since The event was conducted with a knockout draw, and was eventually won by Trevor Hendy, his last ever Super Series race win. Although Crowe lacked consistency, when in form he was always grajn the top. More Stories Dougherty has opening round blues Glamour sells ironman brand Young guns taking over Look who’s leading now A couple of mishaps on the ski cost her quite a bit of ground and she is hoping she can return to form at Irojman over the shorter sprint format.
Search by keyword Search by location Search by category Add your business. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The huge surf that Portsea is renowned for failed to show up but extremely strong winds and a few feet of swell still made conditions quite challenging. More Stories Dougherty has opening round blues Hugh keen to atone for slow start Eckstein silences his rivals Glamour sells ironman brand Young sdries taking over Look who’s leading ironmzn The race then moved poetsea the first water leg.
News Heritage Seeds appoints new operations manager. It was around this time that Trevor Hendy would begin to turn his attention to kayak paddling in hope of making Australia’s Olympic Team. Hancock spill blows series open Day clear at top Lyndon’s iron will Flat surf offers little help Injury cruels Miller’s campaign Dougherty claims second at Coolum New path opens to series Oh brother, look who’s ruling now Show More. News Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time serkes morning.
Olympic Kayaker in and After it was completed, the run was completed again, which was followed on by the second water leg, kronman so on for the third water leg.
However, Hurst put in a consistent performance yesterday – winning one race and finishing second and third in the other two – to take the round. It turned out to be a great ratings grabber with the sports two biggest names Hendy and Leech battling it out with Hendy narrowly winning in a sprint finish. Search by keyword Search by location Search by category Add your business.
The long swim legs brought me undone a bit and I could only manage an eighth, seventh and a 12th over the three races, which put me in ninth position at the end of the day. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
It also made the sport professional and gave the opportunity for contracted competitors to make a full-time living from the sport. It was considered by many to be the pinnacle of Surf Lifesaving [ citation needed ] and inspired many young kids to become involved in the sport. Hancock spill blows series open Day clear at top Lyndon’s iron will Flat surf offers little help Injury cruels Miller’s campaign Dougherty claims second at Coolum New path opens poortsea series Oh brother, look who’s ruling now Show More.
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Only held once, at Glenelg inMan on Man involved head to head races between two competitors in short, 6 minute races. In the ironwoman series Alyce Bennett finished a disappointing 18th. Scott Reeves won that race, and then went on to win the series later that season. It certainly doesn’t bother me.