70.3: Men's swim start
70.3: At every IRONMAN there are some awe inspiring stories, none more so than Grant Scooter Patterson, attempting his first IRONMAN 70.3 ap.ironman.com
70.3: Age groupers hitting the water.
70.3: Annabel Luxford leads early in the bike from Caroline Steffen.
70.3: Steffen has the head down and is chasing hard.
70.3 Sam Appleton is in the thick of it early in the bike. He's throwing down with coach Tim Reed, could be an interesting next few weeks of training if he can get the win!
IM: IRONMAN athletes preparing to start a long day, first up...the swim.
IM: Dylan McNeice leads the swim at 1.5km by 50secs to McKenzie, with Cunnama and SImon Cochrane 1.59 back. Cameron Brown is 2.05 back.
IM: Liz Blatchford is stamping her authority on this race at 1.9km she leads by 1.17 to Gina Crawford.
70.3: Sam Appleton is 56 secs up on coach Tim Reed and Craig Alexander as they work back into town into a massive headwind.
70.3: Late in the bike leg Caroline Steffen is just 16 seconds behind Annabel Luxford, with Katey Gibb 3.46 back.
IM: Luke McKenzie second out of the water 2.18 back on McNeice, In the second half of that swim McNeice extending his lead by over a minute.
IM: After starting 1 minute behind the men Liz Blatchford beat at least three out of the water. Her lead over Gina Crawford is over 3 minutes.
IM: 2013 Champion Luke McKenzie will be looking to gain the lead and enter the run with a buffer, and hold off then faster runners in the field.
IM: Early in the bike and Cunnama and Brown are in 3rd and 4th, chasing McKenzie in 2nd and McNeice still leading.
IM: McKenzie has caught McNeice within the first 25km of the bike, and the pair hold a 4 min lead over Cunnama and Brown.
IM: Blatchford has served her penalty, but gone is the lead she built up in the swim. She's 5-10 seconds ahead of Crawford with Bremer 20 seconds back.