Argonaut, 3-time IRONMAN World Champion and 2-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Craig “Crowie” Alexander broke the course record on Sunday in his win at the SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton in 3:42:59.
This marked his third consecutive IRONMAN 70.3 win in as many months. It’s an astonishing start of the season for the veteran on his E-119 Tri+.
Known for its flat and fast conditions, the Busselton course presents its own challenges. To get away with the win, Alexander pulled 1.9km swim in 00:22:45, a fast 90.1km bike leg in 02:04:58 and a 21.1km run in 01:12:22.
“I couldn't ask for better conditions,” says Alexander. “As an athlete you want to take your opportunities when conditions like that are present. Flat courses are the hardest because there's no opportunity for your heart rate to come down – you’re on the gas the whole time, whether it be on the bike or the run.”
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.