As Mirinda Carfrae (Ironman World Champion 2010, Ironman 70.3 World Champion 2007) prepares to regain the crown in this year’s Ironman World Championship, she will do so without longtime coach Siri Lindley.
You can bet that as the current run course record holder in Kona, this year she’ll refocus her efforts to becoming a stronger cyclist and prehaps seek sage advice from friend and 3x Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander. After getting beaten by saavy strategist Chris (Macca) McCormack for the crown in 2010, Craig, who mostly trains alone in Boulder, improved his bike split in 2011 by 15:30 and not only put himself in the company of Dave Scott, Mark Allen and Peter Reid as a 3x winner, but nabbed the overall course record. http://ironman.com/events/ironman/worldchampionship/kona2011/kevin-mackinnon-reports-on-todays-record-setting-performance#axzz1nDBWPtK7
If Carfrae can do what Alexander has done with a dominating bike-run combo, she too could be a contender for the double 70.3 and Ironman World Championship titles as Craig did last year and is gunning for again.
We’ll see both Craig and Mirinda stamp their qualifications and go for the win in the early season and innagual Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Melbourne on March 25, 2012. http://ironman.com/events/ironman/melbourne#ixzz1nDLfakd8