Stephen Natoli was first home in 9:37:20
He's nicname is Nuggett and for good reason. So strong, and once the weather got tough, i knew Stephen would revel in it. He was solid all day with a 1:07 swim, 5:11 bike and 3:12 run.
Steve is very light, so once it got windy on the Queen K, the bike hurt him a bity, but he came storming home with a 3:08:06, Ride for show, run for dough!
Alex Houghton was next, just sneaking in under 10hrs in 9:59:21. Alex is a jack of all trades, Adventure racer, triathlete. In the 18-24age, strength with young legs would always be the test in the conditions of Hawaii. Great swim, solid ride and tough run. Looked to be in trouble during the marathon, but stuck with it and came through with a great finish
Mark Johnston was the next to come in with a 10:38:39 finish
This is Marks second Ironman so his strength is developing. Solid swim, tough day but held it together on the bike. The lack of bike strength hurt with the weather, but Mark stuck the run still, running a 3:46 marathon. Gutsy mate
Darren Phelps followed close behind with 10:41:58
Spain Long Course in July, Hawaii and New Zealand Olympic Worlds. Just loves the sport and did so well, cant wait to see what happens when Cym gets strong on the bike.
|Darren Phelps with Mark|
|Cyrma Hearn finishing|