Hawaiian Ironman streak ends for Australians – Sydney Morning Herald

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii: The Australian men’s domination of the Hawaiian Ironman triathlon is over, but Mirinda Carfrae is on track for her second world title.

Frederik Van Lierde became the second Belgian to win at Hawaii when he passed Australian Luke McKenzie midway through the marathon.

Van Lierde crossed the line in eight hours, 12 minutes and 29 seconds at Kona on the Big Island for his first Ironman world title.

McKenzie capped a career-best day when he held on for second place in 8:15.19 over the 3.8 kilometre swim, 180km cycle and marathon event.

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