Argonaut, three-time Ironman World Champion and two-time Ironman 70.3 World Champion Craig “Crowie” Alexander was the fastest overall finisher at the 2016 Century Ironman 70.3 at Subic Bay, Philippines, clocking in at 3:48:56.
Crowie thus proves once again his supremacy in one of his favorite events and notches his 28th consecutive Ironman 70.3 win in the process.
The 42 year-old Alexander was determined to complete an unfinished business in the race that he missed last year. He put his legendary skills on display and claimed the coveted men’s pro crown at the expense of younger rivals.
“I fought strong, I tried to be smart,” said Alexander, who overcame a “very slow start” in the swim leg. “I made sure I drink and paced myself. It paid dividends for me. After the swim I felt good. When you get off the bike two and half minutes behind you, you don’t try to do it all at this stage. Just pace yourself. Slowly and slowly I got closer.”
Alexander shifted to high gear in the culminating 21K run, overtaking German Patrick Lange five kilometers away from the finish line.
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 42, Craig participates in 70.3 events and dedicates himself to his family and to the training of athletes through his company, Sansego.