Karen Smith Wins Age Group in Hawaii

October 13, 2014

tri141012Bermuda’s Karen Smith produced an outstanding performance as she won the Female 45-49 Age Group in the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Championships clocking an overall time of 10:36:37.

The 140.6 mile race consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile marathon which more than 110,000 professional and age-group athletes attempt to qualify each year. This year’s race featured over 2,000 competitors representing 49 states and 68 countries.

After exiting the 2.4 mile swim in 11th place in her age group recording a time of 1:08:44, Smith worked her way up to 5th after the 112 mile bike with a time of 5:43:19. By the thirteenth mile of the run she was in second place, but still almost 6 minutes off race leader Dianna Hassell of the USA. However in a thrilling finish, Smith caught her in the last mile to take top age group honours.

Meanwhile, Chris Harris produced a strong run, his best discipline, to help him finish 175th in the Male 45-49 Age Group clocking a time of 12:02:26. Harris clocked 1:38:06 on the swim, 6:49:05 on the bike before closing out with a time of 3:21:44 on the run.

Bermuda’s Tyler Butterfield had to pull out of the Ironman due to lower back pain.

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  1. Raymond Ray says:

    Congratulations Karen!!!!

  2. Pat Viera says:

    Well done, Karen! This is a phenomenal result. Your hard work & training certainly paid off!

  3. animallover says:

    Well done Karen. Your hard work and tenacity proves you already are a winner!