Gibb and Wilson take Busselton 70.3 titles

Katey Gibb biked her way to the women's win while Dan Wilson outran Craig Alexander for the men's title at Ironman 70.3 Busselton.

| May 8, 2017 | NEWS

Dan Wilson seen here winning Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney.

Dan Wilson seen here winning Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney.

Photo >Delly Carr/ Ironman

On one side of the country you had Ironman Australia. Over on the west coast there was Ironman 70.3 Busselton. Set in the same tourist town that will host Ironman Western Australia in December, Busselton is a popular holiday spot about 220 km south of Perth.

Gibb bikes to win

Perth native Katey Gibb has taken a bit of time off from her marketing career to focus on pro racing, which seems to be working out just fine as, after two years of finishing third in Busselton, she moved up to the top of the podium this year. Gibb pulled away on the bike and was able to hold off countrywoman Jacqueline Thistleton by 49 seconds for the win. Kerry Morris rounded out the pro podium, but ended up fourth overall - 25 to 29 age group champ Emily Loughnan had the days third-fastest time.

Wilson outruns Alexander

Dan Wilson managed to outrun the ageless three-time Kona champ, Craig Alexander (who turns 44 in June), to take the men's title in Busselton. The first five in the race were within eight seconds of each other in the swim and then all posted bike splits that were virtually the same, turning the race into a half-marathon run for the win. Wilson  managed a 1:11:30 split to out-gun Alexander, who posted a not-too-shabby 1:12:54 split for second. Rounding out the podium was Ryan Fisher.

 

Ironman 70.3 Busselton | Men

May 7, 2017 | Busselton, Australia

Name

Country

Total

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21.1 km Run

1

Dan Wilson

AUS

3:42:27

0:23:14

2:04:43

1:11:30

2

Craig Alexander

AUS

3:43:56

0:23:22

2:04:34

1:12:54

3

Ryan Fisher

AUS

3:45:48

0:23:15

2:04:45

1:14:56

4

Mark Bowstead

NZL

3:47:35

0:23:24

2:04:29

1:16:45

5

Casey Munro

AUS

3:53:45

0:23:20

2:04:36

1:22:43

6

Daniel Stein

AUS

3:56:18

0:25:32

2:09:11

1:18:22

7

Guy Crawford

NZL

3:57:44

0:23:26

2:11:11

1:19:44

8

Lachlan Kerin

AUS

3:58:32

0:25:26

2:03:47

1:26:03

9

Paul Speed

AUS

3:59:54

0:25:40

2:08:41

1:22:29

10

Brett Johnson

AUS

4:00:54

0:29:49

2:13:06

1:14:46

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Ironman 70.3 Busselton | Women

May 7, 2017 | Busselton, Australia

Name

Country

Total

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21.1 km Run

1

GIBB, Katey

AUS

4:18:05

0:26:59

2:21:08

1:26:40

2

THISTLETON, Jacqueline

AUS

4:18:54

0:27:01

2:23:02

1:25:38

3

LOUGHNAN, Emily

AUS

4:21:04

0:27:00

2:24:36

1:26:02

4

MORRIS, Kerry

AUS

4:23:31

0:27:12

2:21:05

1:31:45

5

JURHART, Monica

AUS

4:26:12

0:27:09

2:22:49

1:32:34

6

VERNON, Kate

AUS

4:30:41

0:30:27

2:27:32

1:29:03

7

TYACK, Lisa Teresa

AUS

4:33:24

0:30:23

2:27:43

1:31:35

8

JURJEVIC, Marina

AUS

4:35:53

0:32:07

2:27:00

1:32:53

9

PURSELL, Nikki

AUS

4:37:04

0:27:15

2:29:49

1:36:22

10

DOHERTY, Carolyne

IRL

4:37:08

0:28:33

2:29:31

1:34:21

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