Crowie cruises to fourth Ironman 70.3 Geelong win

Three-time Kona champ Craig ‘Crowie’ Alexander (AUS) took his fourth win at Ironman 70.3 Geelong last weekend, holding off young compatriot Sam Applegate despite some hard battling from the latter.


Perfect conditions produced some super-fast swim times: Estonian Marko Albert led out of the water in 21:25mins followed closely by James Seear (AUS), with the main contenders including Alexander, Bowstead (NZL) and Appleton in the chase group.

Appleton opened up a 30-second lead on the chase pack early on in the 90km bike as Bell suffered a mechanical problem that forced him out of the race. Bowstead and Alexander pushed hard and, by the end of the bike leg, had closed the gap.