He celebrates as he waves to the crowd before crossing the line
Aernouts completes the race in 08 hours 36 mins
Llanos crosses the finish line and waves to the crowd
Jodie Swallow is less than 10km from possibly Ironman victory.
TOP 5 WOMEN PAST THE 28KM MARK
1. Jodie Ann SWALLOW (#51) 08:17:16
2. Diana RIESLER (#75) 08:25:10
3. Camilla PEDERSEN (#38) 08:26:45
4. Lucy GOSSAGE (#54) 08:27:46
5. Susie CHEETHAM (#59) 08:30:38
Matt Trautman has taken fourth place on home soil, closely followed by Eneko Llanos and Bas Diederen.
Swallow has less than 8km left of the marathon.
Lucy Gossage has stolen third position as Pedersen falls to fifth.
Lucy Gossage has just passed Riesler and is now in second place, although she is still a considerable distance behind Swallow.
Gossage is racing to catch up with Swallow, who is closing in on the final stretch.
Riesler remains in third with Pedersen in fourth and Cheetham still in fifth.
Jodie Swallow is pushing hard to maintain her lead with only 6km to go.
Pedersen is now approximately 10 minutes behind Swallow.
Gossage remains in second with Riesler seconds behind.
TOP 10 MALE ATHLETES
1. Frederik VAN LIERDE (#2) 08:16:34
2. Ivan RANA (#40) 08:30:44
3. Bart AERNOUTS (#3) 08:35:58
4. Matt TRAUTMAN (#7) 08:37:20
5. Eneko LLANOS (#33) 08:37:49
6. Bas DIEDEREN (#6) 08:38:13
7. David MCNAMEE (#36) 08:43:34
8. Cyril VIENNOT (#1) 08:45:54
9. Victor Manuel DEL CORRAL MORALES (#21) 08:47:09
10. James CUNNAMA (#18) 08:47:44
Jodie Swallow has a 1.4km lead
Gossage is closing in on Swallow, decreasing the gap to approximately 6 and a half minutes.
Gossage is determined to improve her second place finish she managed to secure at IRONMAN South Africa last year.
Gossage has crossed the 37km mark as she hunts down Swallow at an increasing pace.
Susie Cheetham has stolen third place, followed by Riesler and Pedersen who remains in fifth.
Swallow has passed the 40km mark and is minutes from certain victory
This will be Swallow's first full IRONMAN win on African soil
The crowd is eagerly awaiting the first female
Cheetham has fallen back to third position as Gossage fights to maintain her second place
Jodie is closing in on the finish line
Gossage is 5 and a half minutes behind Swallow, it looks at though she will have to settle for second place.
Gossage and Swallow are both picking up in speed
Gossage has the finish in sight, but it looks like Swallow has this in the bag
Cheetham remains in third position
Pedersen and Riesler remain behind
Jodie is approaching the red carpet
The crowd is cheering as the 2015 winner, Jodie Swallow, nears the tape
Jodie Swallow is the Standard Bank Ironman African Championship 2015 female winner!
She dominated the swim, she held the top position throughout the bike ride and, now in tears, she has completed the 42km run in first place.
"Iron Couple" Jodie Swallow and James Cunnama embrace under the finishing arch after her breathtaking win
Lucy approaches the finish line and the red carpet
Lucy Gossage has crossed the finish line in second place
Gossage finishes with a time of is 09:08:52
Susie Cheetham approaches the finish line to claim 3rd position
Susie Cheetham takes the final podium position at the Standard Bank Ironman African Championship 2015.
All 3 female podium positions have been taken by British athletes.
Riesler has taken 4th position
Pedersen took 5th position with a time of 9:12:10
Pedersen's 5th place comes after a near-fatal accident in 2013 where she was told she could never walk again - proving ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
The last few ladies in the top 10 are Ganzow, Snow and Tajsich and we are waiting for them to cross the finish line
Top 10 in the ladies race to follow
TOP 10 LADIES
Jodie Ann SWALLOW (#51) 09:26:55
Lucy GOSSAGE (#54) 09:31:19 +04:23
Susie CHEETHAM (#59) 09:33:01 +06:05
Camilla PEDERSEN (#38) 09:35:24 +08:28
Diana RIESLER (#75) 09:38:15 +11:19
Eva WUTTI (#81) 09:40:21 +13:25
Britta MARTIN (#72) 09:45:32 +18:36
Astrid GANZOW (#63) 09:50:28 +23:32
Caitlin SNOW (#78) 09:55:02 +28:06
Sonja TAJSICH (#79) 10:01:36 +34:40