Brown Takes Taupo again
Dominating one race like no other man in triathlon history, Kiwi Cameron Brown showed the world that he wasn’t slipping at age 42 and won his record-breaking 11th Ironman New Zealand title in 8:22:13 – the 8th fastest time in Taupo history.
The New Zealander finished the swim as fourth, but improved his time on the multiple-lap Taupo bike leg just to tear the heart out of his younger opposition from the start of the run.
“The crowd was amazing the whole run. They’re all telling me, “you’re gonna win it”, but you never believe that because you’ve got these guys so close behind you” the Kiwi told stuff.co.nz. “”It’s not until 2km to go that you actually believe you can win.”
At the finish, Brown’s race-best 2:49:08 run provided him with his entire margin of victory, which also earned Brown the distinction of being the oldest man to win an official Ironman race.
New Zealanders Terenzo Bozzone and Dylan McNeice were able to claim the remaining spots on the podium.
Article Source: Slowtwitch.com, Timothy Carlson, March 06, 2015.
Image Source: triathlonshots.com