Tag: Mirinda Carfrae
Before the 2011 Ironman World Championship, the best battle of the day was expected to be between the 2010 champion-Mirinda Carfrae-and the three-time champion-Chrissie Wellington. The racing was spectacular. Mirinda Carfrae came on to discuss the day.
She is, in our humble opinion, the greatest female endurance athlete on the planet right now. Chrissie Wellington, the three time Ironman World Champion, will be heading back to Kona for an October 8th showdown with Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae, the 2010 Ironman World Champion. In this candid conversation Chrissie talks about the disappointment she dealt with after illness forced her to pull out of the race last October, her 8:18:13 Ironman Distance World Record this summer in Roth, Germany that included an eye popping 2:44 marathon and how she is looking forward to going after her fourth title in Kona.
Mirinda Carfrae of Australia won her first Ironman World Championship in Kona on Saturday October 9. She came on to chat about her build-up to Kona and take us through race day.
Mirinda Carfrae from Australia came on with us after finishing second to Chrissie Wellington in 2009. Her journey took her from basketball to triathlon.
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Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae, the 2007 Ford Ironman 70.3 World Champion, went to Kona this past October to try her hand at the world’s most important triathlon. So how did she do? She took second to England’s Chrissie Wellington and broke the women’s run course record (2:56:51) in her first ever marathon. The former basketball star discussed her quick transition from the hardwood to the lava fields.