New Zealanders Win Top Ironman Prizes in Bintan

New Zealanders Amelia Watkinson, 25, and Mike Phillips, 26, have been crowned as winners at the Ironman 70.3 competition, which was held on Bintan Island in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago.

Phillips was the fastest athlete in the men’s category with a time of 3 hours and 54 minutes, while Watkinson won the women’s category with 4 hours and 20 minutes.

“Congratulations to the winners; they will receive a total prize of US$15,000 and the chance to compete at the Ironman World Championship 2018 in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa,” said Nathalie Marquet, the CEO of MetaSport, the event’s promoter.

Ironman 70.3 is a long-distance triathlon race organised by the World Triathlon Corporation.

Original article by The Jakarta Post, August 22, 2017.


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