Mirinda Carfrae

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Mirinda Carfrae
Personal information
Nickname(s) Rinny
Born (1981-03-26) 26 March 1981 (age 33)[1]
Brisbane, Australia[2]
Residence Logan City, Australia
Boulder, Colorado, USA[1]
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 12 in)[1]
Weight 52 kg (115 lb)[1]
Sport
Country Australia
Coached by Siri Lindley

Mirinda Carfrae (born 26 March 1981) is an Australian professional triathlete and the current Ironman triathlon world champion. Carfrae has achieved podium positions in all six of her attempts at the Ironman World Championships: three gold (2010, 2013, 2014), two silver (2009 and 2011, behind Chrissie Wellington on both occasions) and a bronze (2012, behind Leanda Cave and Caroline Steffen). She was also world champion at the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship.

Carfrae holds the Ironman Championship course record (8:52:14, set in 2013), beating Wellington's record of 8:54:02 which had stood since 2009. On her debut in 2009, she set a new course record for the marathon of 2:56:51, beating Wellington's record of 2:57:44 set the previous year. She again set new course records for the marathon in 2010 (2:53:32), 2011 (2:52:09, where Wellington—suffering from serious injuries—also beat Carfrae's 2010 record), 2013 (2:50:38, where only two men recorded a faster time),[3] and 2014 (2:50:26).[4]

Career[edit]

Mirinda Carfrae competed in her first triathlon in 2000, at the age of 19.[1] She went on to represent Australia at the Junior and U23 level, winning a silver medal at the 2003 ITU U23 World Championships.[5] In 2004, she won a silver medal at the Salford Triathlon leg of the ITU Triathlon World Cup.[6] She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[7]

Longer distance[edit]

Carfrae's first attempt at longer distances was at the Lake Tinaroo Half Ironman in September 2002, where she finished in second place behind Rebekah Keat, setting a new run course record of 1:21:20.[8] Referring to this race, she later wrote, "I just remember feeling more comfortable racing the longer distance, and from then I knew I would be racing full Ironman at some point in future."[9]

Carfrae achieved her first World Championship medal at the 2005 ITU Long Distance World Championships, where she finished 2nd in a time of 6:27:11.[5] In 2007 she won the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in a course record time of 4:07:25.[10] This win entitled Carfrae to race at the full Ironman World Championships at Kona, but she deferred her entry to 2009, when she felt she was ready for the longer distance. At the 2009 Ironman World Championship, Carfrae's first Ironman race, she finished second behind Chrissie Wellington, breaking Wellington's 2008 course record for the women's marathon with a time of 2:56:51.[11] She wrote, "My first tri was at the end of 1999—my first Ironman was 10 years later. I waited until I felt I was physically and mentally strong enough to go the distance, and until I could be seriously competitive."[9]

Carfrae set a course record at the Ironman World Championship at Kona, Hawaii in 2013 with a time of 8:52:14. Additionally, at that race she set a women's record time for the run portion of the course at 2:50:38.

Results[edit]

Date Position Event Time
11 October 2014 1st Kona Ironman World Championships 9:00:55
20 July 2014 1st Challenge Roth 8:38:53
12 October 2013 1st Kona Ironman World Championships 8:52:14
3 June 2012 1st Rev3 Half Quassy 4:27:02
22 April 2012 3rd New Orleans Ironman 70.3 3:47:28
25 March 2012 3rd Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship - Melbourne 9:04:00
8 October 2011 2nd Kona Ironman World Championships 8:57:57
4 September 2011 2nd Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship 1:59:20
17 July 2011 3rd Vineman Ironman 70.3 4:17:49
12 June 2011 1st Eagleman Ironman 70.3 4:15:31
5 June 2011 2nd Rev3 Half Quassy 4:26:24
1 May 2011 3rd St Croix Ironman 70.3 4:36:01
2 April 2011 1st California Ironman 70.3 4:26:18
5 March 2011 2nd Ironman New Zealand 9:31:33
9 October 2010 1st Kona Ironman World Championships 8:58:36
12 September 2011 1st Muskoka Ironman 70.3 4:28:36
1 August 2011 1st Calgary Ironman 70.3 4:21:32
18 July 2011 1st Vineman Ironman 70.3 4:15:51
12 June 2010 3rd TriGrandPrix Basque Country 4:22:33
6 June 2010 1st Rev3 Half Quassy 4:23:38
25 April 2010 2nd St Anthony's Triathlon 2:00:20
27 March 2010 1st California Ironman 70.3 4:20:29
10 October 2009 2nd Kona Ironman World Championships 9:13:59
13 September 2009 1st Muskoka Ironman 70.3 4:24:48
2 August 2009 1st Calgary Ironman 70.3 4:11:05
28 June 2009 1st Aflac Irongirl Atlanta 1:13:55
14 June 2009 1st Eagleman Ironman 70.3 4:13:27
7 June 2009 1st Rev3 Half Quassy 4:27:26
3 May 2009 2nd St Croix Ironman 70.3 4:35:21
4 April 2009 1st California Ironman 70.3 4:25:02
7 December 2008 2nd Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2:50:02
16 November 2008 1st St Croix Triathlon 2:20:27
8 November 2008 12th Clearwater Ironman 70.3 World Championships 4:22:29
6 October 2008 13th Dallas Triathlon 2:03:26
7 September 2008 5th Los Angeles Triathlon 2:06:50
27 July 2008 1st Newfoundland Ironman 70.3 4:27:23
12 July 2008 11th Minneapolis Lifetime Fitness Triathlon 2:08:52
29 June 2008 1st Buffalo Springs Lake Ironman 70.3 4:23:28
14 June 2008 1st Battle at Midway Triathlon 2:04:56
1 June 2008 3rd Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon 2:16:47
4 May 2008 1st St Croix Ironman 70.3 4:33:39
27 April 2008 3rd St Anthony’s Triathlon 2:01:52
13 April 2008 1st Las Vegas Iron Girl 1:56:22
29 March 2008 2nd California Ironman 70.3 4:25:51
10 February 2008 1st Geelong Ironman 70.3 4:24:27
2 December 2007 2nd Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2:44:28
18 November 2007 1st St Croix Triathlon 2:17:12
10 November 2007 1st Clearwater Ironman 70.3 World Championships 4:07:25
14 October 2007 3rd Dallas US Open Triathlon 1:59:11
9 September 2007 3rd Los Angeles Triathlon 2:07:17
2 September 2007 2nd Singapore Ironman 70.3 4:17:17
26 August 2007 5th Chicago Triathlon 2:04:07
22 July 2007 1st Spirit of Racine Half Ironman 4:16:43
15 July 2007 7th Minneapolis Lifetime Fitness Triathlon 2:05:20
24 June 2007 2nd Buffalo Springs Lake Triathlon 4:20:06
10 June 2007 2nd Eagleman Ironman 70,3 4:13:19
5 May 2007 2nd Wildflower 4:38:14
29 April 2007 4th St Anthony’s Triathlon 2:00:18
25 March 2007 18th Mooloolaba World Cup 2:03:16
4 February 2007 5th Perth 1:04:51
11 November 2006 3rd Clearwater Ironman 70.3 World Championships 4:16:44
30 July 2006 22nd Salford BG Triathlon World Cup 2:08:16
23 July 2006 25th Corner Brook BG Triathlon World Cup 2:13:27
16 July 2006 16th Minneapolis Lifetime Fitness Triathlon 2:06:29
21 May 2006 1st Baja Ironman 70.3 4:31:13
7 May 2006 1st St Croix Ironman 70.3 4:30:13
16 April 2006 4th Ishigaki ITU Triathlon World Cup 1:58:58
19 February 2006 11th Hobart ITU Triathlon Oceania Cup 2:08:34
10 September 2005 31st Gamagori ITU Triathlon World Champs 2:04:43
6 August 2005 2nd Fredericia Long Course World Championships 6:27:10
23 July 2005 8th Edmonton ITU Triathlon World Cup 2:03:08
17 July 2005 9th Cornerbrook ITU Triathlon World Cup 2:11:20
26 June 2005 1st Mountaineer Half Ironman 4:36:55
13 June 2005 3rd Eagleman Half Ironman 4:25:25
22 May 2005 2nd Florida Half Ironman 4:30:20
15 May 2005 7th Ishigaki ITU Triathlon World Cup 2:03:12
16 April 2005 10th Honolulu ITU World Cup 2:09:37
27 February 2005 2nd Port Macquarie Half Ironman 4:13:04
26 September 2004 1st Nice Long Course Triathlon 7:15:07
25 July 2004 2nd Salford ITU Triathlon World Cup 2:09:16
18 July 2004 10th Corner Brook ITU Triathlon World Cup 2:16:28
11 July 2004 14th Edmonton ITU World Cup 2:01:16
9 May 2004 12th Madeira ITU Triathlon U23 World Championships 2:01:07
7 June 2003 12th Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup 2:00:53
15 June 2003 4th Gamagori ITU Triathlon World Cup 1:59:04
27 July 2003 15th Salford ITU Triathlon World Cup 2:06:31
3 August 2003 10th Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup 1:58:51
10 August 2003 4th New York ITU Triathlon World Cup 2:01:07
6 December 2003 2nd Queenstown ITU Triathlon U23 World Champs 2:11:53
9 November 2002 2nd Cancun ITU Triathlon U23 World Championships 2:02:41
1 September 2002 2nd Lake Tinaroo Half Ironman 4:34:56
28 July 2002 38th Tiszaujvaros ITU triathlon World Cup 2:02:36
  • source: "Results". mirindacarfrae.com. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Mirinda Carfrae". Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mirinda Carfrae - ITU profile". Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Ward Barber, Jennifer (12 October 2011). "Mirinda Carfrae Seizes Her Second World Championship". ironman.com. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Official Race Results". Ironman.com. WTC. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Results for: Carfrae, Mirinda (AUS)". Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Press Release - 2004 ITU Salford World Cup". Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  7. ^ Australian Institute of Sport Triathlon Achievements
  8. ^ "LAKE TINAROO HALF IRONMAN results". xtri.com. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "March 2010". 220 Triathlon. p. 94. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  10. ^ "World Championship 70.3 results". WTC. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "Wellington Sets a New Standard". WTC. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 

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