“Crowie” Victorious at IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya
Argonaut, 3-time IRONMAN World Champion and 2-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Craig “Crowie” Alexander signed his second win on his second event of the season at Sunday’s IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya, Malaysia, in brutally hot conditions, with temperatures reaching 32 °C.
After winning at IRONMAN 70.3 Subic Bay earlier in March, the 42-year-old champion proved once again that he is capable of competing with—and beating—some of the best triathletes in the world.
In order to do so, Alexander put together a 25:25 swim, a 2:08:52 bike and a 1:17:31 half-marathon, giving him the victory in 3:55:36, in front of Australia’s Josh Amberger and Great Britain’s Stuart Hayes.
“It’s really nice to win following on from Subic Bay recently as well,” says Alexander. “It was hot in the water and on the bike, so the key was not to spike the heart rate. I was conservative on the swim and tried to keep at a steady pace on the bike. I felt really good on the run, made sure I kept the fluids up and was able to catch Josh. He is a great young athlete and one of the best swim-bikers I’ve ever come up against.”
About Craig Alexander
Craig “Crowie” Alexander participated in his first triathlon in 1993. Between 2002 and 2005 he won 20 races as a professional. In 2006 he won the first edition of the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship and earned his qualification for the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona. He subsequently won the IRONMAN World Championships three times in 2008, 2009, and 2011, establishing the race record for that last win in 8:03:56. Now aged 41, Craig participates in 70.3 events and dedicates himself to his family and to the training of athletes through his company, Sansego.
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