Tag: Craig Alexander
It’s been twelve days since Craig Alexander won his third Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Now back home in Australia with his family, Crowie took time out to reflect on his season and how he was able to win two world titles in a span of only four weeks.
Eight weeks before the 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship, we sat down with Craig Alexander in Boulder, Colorado to discuss his plans for both the Ironman 70.3 World Championship at Lake Las Vegas in four weeks and Kona in eight. The man they call Crowie ended up winning both World Titles. You can also check out the Training Day video feature that we did with Craig that same day on www.triathlete.com
Kona Countdown concludes today. We’ve counted down to Kona with 30 classic Ironman interviews from our archives. For our final feature, we have Craig Alexander, 2008 and 2009 champion.
Not long after winning his second Ironman title in a row, Craig Alexander came on to chat about his battle with second place finisher Chris Lieto.
Craig Alexander 2009 56 min.
Craig Alexander joined us from his training camp in Kona, Hawaii a few weeks before the 2010 Ironman. He is getting ready to try to win his third title in a row and to move into a very elite fraternity.
Back in 2007 Craig Alexander came to Kona to do his first Ironman World Championship. He ended up second to fellow Aussie Chris McCormack in his first attempt and we chatted with the man nicknamed Crowie not long after the race.
Craig Alexander 2007 1:04
Chris Lieto had the race of his life at the 2009 Ford Ironman World Championship, led for the better part of the day, but ended up second to a fast closing Craig Alexander. He came on to discuss his thoughts on the race and the improvements in his running that came from spending six weeks in Mammoth training with Ryan Hall, Deena Kastor, Josh Cox and New York City Marathon champion Meb Kelflezighi.
Craig Alexander came on with us from Australia after his second consecutive Ford Ironman World Championship. Alexander made up over 12 minutes on Chris Lieto during the marathon to win a true Ironman Classic.
Craig Alexander is one of the few triathletes who can be competitive at all distances, an athlete who is a throwback to the days of Greg Welch and Mark Allen. He may have surprised a lot of folks with his second place finish and 2:45 marathon in Kona on October 13th, but certainly not himself. This is a guy who totally understands what it takes to be the best in the world and is primed to run under 2:40 the next time he tees it up in Kona.