It was a classic. The three-time Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander dueling it out with 10-time Ironman New Zealand Champion Cam Brown at the first ever Ironman Melbourne. Crowie came on to chat about the race, how he has changed his game through the years, and the challenges he faces balancing his racing, training, traveling and promotional opportunities with spending quality time with his wife, Neri, and their two young children. Craig also talks about the possibility of Lance, Lieto, Macca, himself, the Raelert brothers, and so many others going head-to-head in Kona in October.
Michael Raelert of Germany, younger brother of Andreas, won the Rohto Ironman 70.3 Oceanside on Saturday March 27 with a time of 3:58:27. He was a man on a mission that day. After winning the 70.3 World Championship in Clearwater last November with a blistering 1:09 half marathon split, he heard the rumblings that yeah, he can run fast, but can he win on a course with a much more challenging bike leg. He came to Oceanside wanting to prove that he was much more than just a great runner.