Chris McDonald and Kate Bevilaqua maintained solid leads through the day to secure memorable career IRONMAN wins.
The seventh running of IRONMAN Louisville debuted Sunday morning to a clear sunrise over the Ohio River, and continued in hot and steamy Bluegrass State-fashion. The river current worked in favor of the athletes, many of whom clocked personal-best swim times. American Andrew Hodges broke off the front of the swim early and maintained a 20 to 30 yard lead into transition, with Guy Crawford and Ryan Bates holding onto second and third. Australian Chris McDonald was fourth into T1.
In the women’s race, Dubai’s Svetlana Blazevic led out of the swim, with Germany’s Nina Kraft and American Tami Ritchie holding second and third. Again, fourth place proved lucky, that’s where Kate Bevilaqua stayed for the majority of the swim … [Read more]
Australian Chris McDonald has won the 2013 IRONMAN Louisville triathlon.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – IRONMAN Louisville participants entered the water about 6:45 Sunday morning under clear skies and cool temperatures.
The 2.4 mile swim course started at the dock adjacent to Tumbleweed restaurant and finished downstream by Joe’s Crab Shack, just past The Great lawn … [Read more]
Two friends heading to IRONMAN Louisville on Sunday have issued one another a friendly challenge.
Jason Dierking, 37, will be competing in the race, and his friend, Tom Morris, needs him to qualify for Kona — a tough nut to crack for most competitors.
Dierking’s challenge for Morris? Get out of his wheelchair and walk across the finish line to welcome him … [Read more]
Wesley Korir — winner of the 2012 Boston Marathon — will be speaking to runners at Ken Combs Running Store.
A native of Kenya, Korir was elected a Member of Parliament in March 2013 and will appear at Ken Combs Running Store in support of the Kenyan Kids Foundation.
WHO: Wesley Korir
WHERE: Ken Combs Running Store
WHEN: Saturday, August 17, 2013
TIME: 10 to 11 a.m. EDT
Mon – Fri: 10 am – 7 pm | Sat: 10 am – 6 pm | Sun: 1 pm – 5 pm