Phillips and McCauley win Ironman New Zealand

Mike Phillips came from way back off the bike to pass Andrew Starykowicz and take his first Ironman title, while Jocelyn McCauley set new records in both the marathon and overall time to win the women's race at Ironman New Zealand.

| March 3, 2019 | NEWS

Jocelyn McCauley. (Archive photo)

Jocelyn McCauley. (Archive photo)

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It was a day of records for the 35th running of Ironman New Zealand as Jocelyn McCauley took the women's title with a run and overall course record. Andrew Starykowicz set a new men's bike course record, while Mike Phillips set a new run course record to pass Starykowicz in the closing kilometers of the run to take the men's race.

New women's record

The 2017 Ironman New Zealand champion, Jocelyn McCauley (USA), broke countrywoman Meredith Kessler's course record by just under three minutes to finish tin 8:53:10 and take the day.

McCauley trailed swim leaders Rebecca Clarke, Meredith Kessler and Teresa Adam out of the water by just over three minutes, but by the end of the bike she was in front and never looked back. The American cruised through the run in record-setting time to take her second Ironman win in Taupo. Adam hung tough for second while Kessler rounded out the podium.

Marathon record for Phillips

Dylan McNiece (NZL) led the way out of the water with a lead of 1:14 over a group that indluced Terenzo Bozzone (NZL), Braden Currie (NZL), Mark Bowstead (NZL), Simon Cochrane (NZL) and Australian Tim Reed. Andrew Starykowicz might have been 3:05 down after the swim, but it didn't take the American uber-biker long to work his way to the front. The American set a new bike course record, but his 16-minute-plus lead over Bozone, Currie and Phillips wasn't enough to net the American another Ironman win.

It looked like Currie might get himself another Ironman New Zealand title (he won Taupo in 2016) after Bozzone had to pull out during the marathon due to a hamstring injury, but it was Phillips who would be the one to get past Starycowicz and take the day. Currie would round out the podium.

 

Ironman New Zealand | Women

March 2, 2019 | Taupo, New Zealand

Name

Country

Overall

3.8 km Swim

180 km Bike

42.2 km Run

1

Jocelyn McCauley

USA

8:53:10

52:28

4:57:26

2:58:06

2

Teresa Adam

NZL

9:05:32

49:24

5:06:59

3:04:15

3

Meredith Kessler

USA

9:12:03

49:22

5:09:49

3:07:48

4

Laura Siddall

GBR

9:19:37

1:01:05

5:02:41

3:10:59

5

Rebecca Clarke

NZL

9:32:13

49:19

5:10:21

3:27:12

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Ironman New Zealand 2019

March 2, 2019 | Taupo, New Zealand

Name

Country

Overall

3.8 km Swim

180 km Bike

42.2 km Run

1

Mike Phillips

NZL

8:05:08

47:57

4:32:57

2:40:04

2

Andrew Starykowicz

USA

8:07:32

49:48

4:12:07

3:00:16

3

Braden Currie

NZL

8:09:04

47:57

4:31:02

2:45:51

4

Matt Burton

AUS

8:12:35

52:53

2:25:23

2:49:34

5

Tim Reed

AUS

8:22:12

48:06

4:37:55

2:51:08

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