IM 3rd place lady in the #15 Emi SHIONO (jpn)
#238, #132, #226, #591, #694, #580 passing through on 2nd loop
IM age groupers coming through: #566, #199, #122, #155.
#'s 129, 409, 376, 822, 145 117, 252, 268, 250 all looking STORNG and flying through hot corner
For the record, IM #'s are 3 digits, 70.3 athletes have 4digit race numbers
Korean #4 Yong Taek KIM through
Our 3rd place male is #8 Bevan MCKINNON (NZ)
4th place #7 Eneko ELOSEGUI closely followed by our top age grouper #62 Timothy BEARDALL (USA)
#6 Andreas VENHORST (GER) 6th place - 5th place pro
#423, 373, 393, 552, 523, 532, 142.
The conditions here perfect today with overcast skies and a light breeze, lets hope the sun stays behind the clouds.
#807 Katy DUFFIELD (AUS) has just blown through we think she may be our top age group female
following close behind is #815 Jennifer BRAMANN (AUS)
#9 Hiroyuki NISHIUCHI (jpn) goes through in 6th place pro
#18 Kate BEVILAQUA (AUS) is heading back on her 2nd loop, she is our first place female today
Age groupers are continuing to fly through hot corner here and the sun is starting to break through. We will be heading back to the finish line shortly to follow up on the lead 70.3 athletes.
BPM athlete #374 Arnaud SELUKOV (Fr)
looking strong out there.
#754 'Joe' Nobuyuki TANAKA goes through looking strong
Leading age group women #819 Katie BLAMPIED (NZ), 874 Andrea GARDINER (Aus) in 3rd and 4th
The lead 3 male pro's have just headed out onto the run and the places remain the same.
#7211 Guy Crawford, # 7001Cameron Brown and #7004 Kieran Doe go through together
We are waiting to see our 4th placed male off the bike. If it continues to be Bejing based #7003 Fredrik CRONEBORG (Swe) he could well run himself onto the podium here today.
#7003 Fredrik CRONEBORG (Swe) has just come into T2 and is 9minutes back from the front 3 leaders
70.3: Top age grouper coming in #7029 from Korea Young Hwan Oh
First Japanese #7002 Daki Daki & #7212 Jarrod Owen come into T2 and out onto the run.
#7210 Joanna Lawn (Nz) first female into T2
Looks like the Kiwi's are dominating here today in both the Mens and Womens and is in 7th place overall.
#7097 Chris POLLARD (UK) comes into T2 he is in 8th place and will head out onto the run 2nd Age grouper overall
Top 5 men: Kiwi's #7211 Guy Crawford, # 7001Cameron Brown and #7004 Kieran Doe followed by #7003 Fredrik CRONEBORG (Swe) and age grouper #7029 from Korea Young Hwan Oh
#7215 Yasuko MIYAZKI (Jpn) 2nd place female pro comes into T2 she is approx 19minutes back from the leader Jo Lawn (NZ)
The 70.3 age groupers are starting to stream through and our first place Age Grouper female #7195 Sarah Wheeler is first off the bike.
we are at 3hrs26mins into the 70.3 and athletes are now going out onto their 21km run.
IM: the lead car has just come through and here come the men!
#10 Balazs CSOKE (HUN) is first off the bike in 5:28
We are waiting for the 2nd leading male to come through. The 28yr old Balazs CSOKE has a 5minute lead over #11 Jan Rehula (Cze) who has just entered T2
18 year old #7008 Kenny Wong the youngest athlete here in the 70.3 here today has just entered T2.
3rd female into T2 in the 70.3 #7189 Dawn ZITKO (USA)
IM 3rd pro male in off the bike #8 Bevan MCKINNON (NZ), he is 15minutes down the lead 2 men.
70.3 #7191 Jane GRIFFITHS (AUS) into T2
IM #6 Andreas VENHORST (GER) 4th pro into T2
Right on his heels, #62 Timothy BEARDALL (AUS) is in 5th overall
We estimate the 70.3 finisher is about 15minutes away. With no live timing out here today we are guessing it could be a kiwi or a swede!