2016 Ironman season wraps up in Ballarat and Taupo

Annabel Luxford and Denis Chevrot took the titles at Ironman 70.3 Ballarat, while Meredith Kessler continued her impressive winning streak at Ironman 70.3 Taupo and Braden Currie also defended his title in New Zealand.

| December 12, 2016 | NEWS

Meredith Kessler has won seven times in Taupo.

Meredith Kessler has won seven times in Taupo.

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That's a wrap! The final two Ironman events of 2016 took place over the weekend in Australia and New Zealand.

Another win for Kessler in Taupo

Meredith Kessler (USA) continued her winning relationship with Taupo (she's won Ironman New Zealand and Ironman 70.3 Taupo a total of seven times) by taking the women's race at Ironman 70.3 Taupo, defending her title by just holding off Laura Siddall (GBR) by eight seconds. Kiwi's Braden Currie and Mike Phillips went one/two in the men's race.

Place

Name

Country

Swim

Bike

Run

Total

1

Meredith Kessler

USA

0:25:36

2:23:39

1:27:54

4:22:36

2

Laura Siddall

GBR

0:29:54

2:23:41

1:24:25

4:22:44

3

Amelia Watkinson

NZL

0:27:56

2:23:34

1:31:59

4:28:25

4

Rebecca Clarke

NZL

0:25:37

2:37:06

1:35:00

4:42:52

5

Laura Wood

NZL

0:26:39

2:35:08

1:38:03

4:45:06

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Place

Name

Country

Swim

Bike

Run

Total

1

Braden Currie

NZL

0:24:04

2:09:42

1:14:43

3:52:45

2

Mike Phillips

NZL

0:25:12

2:07:02

1:16:46

3:53:18

3

Todd Skipworth

AUS

0:24:08

2:10:14

1:18:07

3:56:57

4

Eddie Rawles

NZL

0:24:06

2:09:45

1:19:20

3:57:51

5

Scott Drew

USA

0:25:10

2:07:08

1:21:37

3:58:10

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Wire to wire win for Luxford in Ballarat

Annabel Luxford (AUS)  led from wire to wire at Ironman 70.3 Ballarat, easily outdistancing countrywoman Kirralee Seidel. Denis Chevrot (FRA) took the men's title in a close-fought battle with Australian's Peter Kerr and Sam Betten - just over a minute separated the top three.

Place

Name

Country

Swim

Bike

Run

Total

1

Annabel LUXFORD

AUS

0:25:10

2:21:13

1:25:34

4:14:21

2

Kirralee SEIDEL

AUS

0:27:28

2:26:50

1:24:44

4:21:39

3

Andrea FORREST

AUS

0:27:28

2:26:40

1:25:14

4:22:07

4

Jacqueline HENRICKS

AUS

0:27:30

2:26:40

1:26:30

4:23:13

5

Jessica MITCHELL

AUS

0:31:24

2:25:58

1:27:11

4:28:06

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Place

Name

Country

Swim

Bike

Run

Total

1

Denis CHEVOT

FRA

0:23:23

2:09:12

1:14:45

3:49:34

2

Peter KERR

AUS

0:23:21

2:11:37

1:13:00

3:50:02

3

Sam BETTEN

AUS

0:23:17

2:09:11

1:15:58

3:50:39

4

Tim VAN BERKEL

AUS

0:24:40

2:07:32

1:21:09

3:55:50

5

Leon GRIFFIN

AUS

0:23:36

2:10:47

1:20:16

3:56:41

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