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Ironman Australia & Ironman 70.3 Busselton Results


The other Ironman event that also took place this weekend was the 2012 running of Ironman Australia in Port Macquarie, New South Wales. With commanding leads, Australian's Paul Ambrose and Michelle Mitchell win their first Ironman Australian titles.

It was the perfect day for Ambrose who led from start to finish over the 140.6 mile course, beating out fellow and hometown hero Tim Berkel.

On the women's side Hillary Biscay, who's husband Maik Twelsiek was racing Ironmna St. George, led the women's out of the swim, with a small lead. Biscay maintained her lead on the bike course but Nicole Ward and Michelle Mitchell eventually caught her. The trio the stayed together out on the bike course but it was Biscay who led the women into T2 with a 15 second lead. Biscay eventually lost the lead to Ward and Mitchell out on the run. Ward and Mitchell stayed together but it was Mitchell who slowly pulled away from Ward on the second lap and never looked back, eventually running 12 minutes faster than Ward to claim the victory. Ward hung on for 2nd, with Biscay rounding out the top three.

2012 Ironman Australia Results:
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia - May 6, 2012

Pro Men Results Time
Pro Women Results Time
Paul Ambrose 08:17:38
Michelle Mitchell 09:34:57
Tim Berkel 08:21:11
Nicole Ward 09:44:40
Jason Shortis 08:40:02
Hillary Biscay 09:58:19
Leon Griffin 08:55:54
Chris Dmitrieff 09:24:21


Picture: Top 3 Women's Pros on the podium Hilary Biscay (3rd), Michelle Mitchell (1st), Nicole Ward (2nd)

Additional Coverage:
- 2012 Ironman Australia and Athlete Tracker [via Ironman.com]

2012 Ironman 70.3 Busselton Results

A record field was on hand for the second running of the Ironman 70.3 Busselton triathlon in Western Australia. First across the finish line in the Men's professional field was 20 year old James Hodge of Tasmania who beat out South Australia's Matty White who takes 2nd place for the second year in a row. Callum Milward of New Zealand rounded out the podium.

On the Women's side it was a West Australian own Felicity Sheedy-Ryan who gets the win, beating out Kate Bevilaqua and Lisa Marangon.

2012 Ironman 70.3 Busselton Results:
Busselton, WA, Australia - May 5, 2012

Pro Men Results Time
Pro Women Results Time
James Hodge 3:55:08
Felicity Sheedy-Ryan 4:21:27
Matty White 3:56:33
Kate Bevilaqua 4:22:19
Callum Millward 3:58:07
Lisa Marangon 4:24:46
Luke Mckenzie 4:00:51
Belinda Granger 4:28:39
Graham O'Grady 4:01:28
Michelle Wu 4:28:50

Check out our 2012 Ironman Triathlon Results Grid & Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Results Grid where at a glance you can see the top three professional triathletes that made the podium at each of the Ironman & Ironman 70.3 races around the world.
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