Tyler Stewart – 10th at IRONMAN World Championships

Kailua-Kona, HI – Australia’s Craig Alexander captured his second consecutive World Championship title. Chrissie Wellington of Great Britain, added a third championship title to her resume; her final time of 8:54:02 broke the course record set in 1992 by Paula Newby-Fraser.

AVIA’s Tyler Stewart had a strong finish after a long day of battling the intense heat out in the lava fields, the winds at Hawi, and taking on the best athletes in the world. Uber-cyclist Stewart came out of the water with a group of age-group men, prepared for a chase. With a top 5 bike split, behind only Wellington (1st), Virginia Berasategui (3rd), and Tereza Macel (4th), Tyler moved herself up to 12th from 46th leading into T2. Stewart showed us she hang in there for a tough 26.2 run and won’t let up until she’s crossed the finish line. With a 3:22:59 run split, Tyler moved herself into the 10th, her strongest finish at the Ironman World Championships. Congrats Tyler on a fantastic 2009 season!

Additional AVIA athlete competing in the IRONMAN World Championships include:
Tereza Macel – 4th
Lucie Zelekova – 23rd
Erika Csomor – 27th
Lisbeth Kristensen – 32nd
Maki Nishiuchi – 36th
Abigail Bayley – 38th
Bella Bayliss – 42nd
Eneko Llanos- 14th
Eduardo Sturla – 19th
Reinaldo Colucci – 21st
Stephen Bayliss – 4th
Hiro Nishiuchi – 49th
James Cunnama – 51st

Posted in Endurance Sports.