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Richard Ussher :: Blasts off the Year with a Record Bre

Richard Ussher :: Blasts off the Year with a Record Bre

Planet X Kiwi pro and rising star of the Ironman circuit kicked off 2010 with a stella performance at this weekend's Challenge Wanaka triathlon.Ussher showed exactly why he's tipped for th top in 2010 with a show of bike (piloting his Planet X Stealth Pro Carbon to a 4:42 bike split) and run strength to take an impressive win in record time.Read the race report on the Challenge Wanaka website...

From the Challenge Wanaka website..."New Zealand's own Richard Ussher today showed determination and resilience to not only win the fourth Challenge Wanaka long distance triathlon but to do it in a record time of 8:34:41, smashing the previous record by three minutes. Ussher completed the race ahead of Justin Daerr, of the USA, who finished in 8:38:19 and fellow Kiwi Keegan Williams with 8:41:19.Ussher, who exited the swim in sixth position made his move to the lead in the first third of the bike leg. Ussher passed the bike/run transition area with ease and over three minutes ahead of the chasing pack. "It was a tough day but the support from the crowd was unbelievable. It really carries you through those bad spots," said Ussher. "I've only done two other courses like this and this is by far the hardest."

18 January 2010

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  • Sarah B

    I did the half ironman distance race and Ussher came bounding past me on the run. I am in awe! Anyway, top event both the long and half distance course. Recommend it to anyone!!! :-)