After winning Kona two years on the trot, Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) will be the headline act at the 2015 Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Melbourne this March – though she again faces her Swiss nemesis Caroline Steffen.
Carfrae won last year’s Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii despite a deficit of 14:30mins behind leader Daniela Ryf (SUI) coming out of T2 . She then turned in one of the greatest runs the sport has ever seen with a time of 2:50:27, to claim her third Ironman World Championship title (2010, 2013, 2014).
For more info on this year’s Ironman Melbourne head here. Don’t forget to pick up the March 2015 issue of 220 Triathlon magazine or listen to our podcast for an in-depth interview with Rinny, in which we discuss her upbringing on a farm outside Brisbane, her move from netball to basketball to triathlon and lots more.
Do you think Rinny can finally beat Steffen in Melbourne? Let us know in the comments!