Great news came in today that Australian elite triathlete, Lisa Marangon, crushed the opposition in Ironman Yeppoon 70.3, finishing nearly 4 minutes ahead of the opposition. Lisa has been training on a Wattbike throughout 2012 and it's no doubt helped both her cycle and run legs.
Lisa Marangon won ahead of a determined Sarah Crowley (Cairns 70.3 winner). All the reports had Marangon training up a storm in the last few weeks with her training partners saying how strong and fast she is. This played out at the race today. The predictions were that Marangon would be leading the race on to the run then it would remain to be seen how she would go out holding out a fast running Crowley. She not only held her out but put time on her in the second half of the run. It was an impressive performance by Marangon.
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In the women's race it was a case of seeing what sort of damage Lisa Marangon could do to this field. And while the challengers raced hard, it is a tough assignment to beat up on Marangon when she races in Australia at this distance.