GREAT FEMALE TRIATHLETES AT IRONMAN IN AUSTRALIA
Kona is widely considered the pinnacle of long distance triathlon and it’s expected the new Ironman Melbourne will play an integral role in the success of many Ironman triathlete’s careers.
I personally can’t wait for the Ironman Melbourne (Australia) as it will showcase the current field of great female athletes.The women’s race is going to be amazing, we have women whose key focus race is Kona – they may not come 100% prepared but are willing to give it a good go while other women have made Ironman Melbourne their A race for the season.
I believe Miranda Carfrae, Caroline Steffen and Rachel Joyce are clearly focusing on winning Kona – Rebekah Keat on the other hand has had an interesting career and appears to have shifted focus from Kona and found success peaking for alternate races.
All women have their strengths and I think it will really come down to who’s prioritised Ironman Melbourne and who’s willing to put everything on the line to win the race. Miranda definitely has that killer instinct but with the recent change in coaching has she been focused? I’m sure both Rebekah Keat and Belinda Granger will bring their A game and show everyone what they’re made of. Both of them indicated that they were going to focus on Melbourne so let’s hope they bring their killer instinct to this race. Will Belinda do a “Macca” and bring it home.
Also let’s not forget those great New Zealand athletes who didn’t get a chance to race the full Ironman last week and are more than prepared to kick butt after an extra two weeks of tapering. Good luck to Gina.
No matter who we think will win or lose, there are so many great female athletes lining up in Melbourne who we’ll be supporting, please take the time to to find out more about these great athletes.
Go girls and can’t wait to watch.