Women's Kona 2009,

Ironman World Champs.





Photos by Grant Baird/TriathlonShots






You have to get here early for a good viewing spot.

This photo was taken 45mins before the professionals started.
























The sun was just coming up as the race began.








Pro field can just be made out reaching the first buoy








Lucie Zelenkova was first woman out of the water








Lucie Zelenkova
















Chrissie Wellington







7th Rachel Joyce







9th Dede Griesbauer







Rebecca Keat was disqualified for infringements during the bike leg







Michellie Jones the 2006 winner here didn't have her best day.








Charlotte Kolters from Denmark








Catriona Morrison didn't show her recent top form in the heat today








Mirinda Carfrae 2nd overall today
























Chrissy in action


Tereza Macel 4th was a solid effort







Rachel Joyce's 6th today is another British athlete to be showing up on the world stage.












Mirinda Carfrae set a new run record time for woman on this course of 2hr 56mins






Dede Griesbauer




Natasha Badman has won here 6 times before








Tyler Stewart 10th today





Catriona Morrison




Michellie Jones was here to enjoy and did the underwear run in the days before the race




Sandra Wallenhorst couldn't repeat her great win at ironman Germany earlier this year







Chrissy all smiles as she was about to enter the 'energy lab' area







Leander Cave has finished in the top few here in recent years, but today she had to walk to the finish line








1st Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 8:54:02

2nd Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 9:13:59

3rd Virginia Berasategui (ESP) 9:15:28

4th Tereza Macel (CAN) 9:25:48

5th Samantha McGlone (CAN) 9:30:28

6th Rachel Joyce (GBR) 9:32:27

7th Joanna Lawn (NZL) 9:32: 27

8th Sandra Wallenhorst (GER) 9:38:28

9th Dede Griesbauer (USA) 9:40:59

10th Tyler Stewart (USA) 9:42:41














Mirinda Cafrae 2nd







Tereza Macel 4th







3, 2, 1






A great 'youtube' video here of the mens and womens bike.











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