Matt Randall first Kiwi home in Ironman champs

CHRIS BARCLAY
Last updated 20:01 23/03/2014

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Referee hit by misdirected left hook in world title fight Atlanta Falcons power past Seattle Seahawks and into NFC title game Australian world champ wins top Christchurch bowls tournament Success for Southland athletes at Potts Classic and Jumps 2 Music events Australians claim 1-2 at Ballinger Belt Kiwi gymnast Courtney McGregor wins on her US College debut Angie Petty wins 800m at Potts Classic for unprecedented eighth year running Duco's Aussie fighter Jeff Horn gets ready for Manny Pacquiao Charlotte Webby defends NZ open water swimming title Raglan's Billy Stairmand wins record sixth national surfing title

Invercargill's Matt Randall was the first Kiwi home in the Ironman Asia Pacific championships in Melbourne today, narrowly beating the nine-hour barrier to place 43rd overall.

Randall completed the 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42.2km marathon distance run in 8 hours 58 minutes and 53 seconds.

The New Zealander trailed Luxembourg's Dirk Bockel who clocked 8:01.07secs to head off hard-chasing Australians Paul Matthews (8:02.22) and David Dellow (8:03.10).

Dellow's Swiss partner Caroline Steffen dominated the women's race to win in 8:57.56 and finish 41st overall.

She had the lead at the start of the run and was never threatened, winning by more than four minutes.

Americans Mary Beth Ellis (9:02.14) and Kim Schwabenbauer (9:10.05) took silver and bronze respectively.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content