TriNews: Dubai Drama, Ironman vs. Challenge Prize Purses, and More

March 4, 2015
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Race Results

Feb 26th: Challenge Dubai Half-Distance (300k purse, 65k for each winner)

  • Podium
    • Men: 1. Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:45:45, 2. Tim Reed (AUS) 3:46:35, 3. Michael Raelert (GER) 3:46:49
    • Women: 1. Daniela Ryf (SUI) 4:05:01, 2. Heather Wurtele (CAN) 4:09:21, 3. Helle Frederiksen (DEN) 4:11:43
  • Notable
    • Terenzo Bozzone (1st across the line), Michael Raelert (2nd across the line, now 3rd), Manuel Küng (3rd across the line, now 9th), Andy Potts (5th across the line, now 12th) & Ben Collins (10th across the line, now 16th) were assigned a four minute “assessment” for taking a wrong turn and cutting the course by 2.4k (turning 1.2k too early)
    • Similar stories from WildFlower,
    • Million Dollar purse for winning all three Triple Crown Events

Feb 22nd: Challenge Wanaka (Full Distance, 80.000 NZD, about 60.000USD)

  • Podium
    • Men: 1. Dylan McNeice (NZL) 8:37:14, 2. Dougal Allan (NZL) 8:40:06, 3. Courtney Ogden (AUS) 8:49:46
    • Women: 1. Gina Crawford (NZL) 9:31:51, 2. Laura Siddall (GBR) 9:43:46, 3. Michelle Bremer (NZL) 9:52:16
  • Notable
    • 3rd win by Dylan, 6th win by Gina.

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