Cam Brown makes it a perfect 10!
Brown blitzed the field in 8hr 31min 7sec to take home his 10th Ironman New Zealand victory in appalling conditions that saw the 1500 strong field, spectators and volunteers endure non-stop rain from start to finish.
The 38 year old Aucklander become the first triathlete in the world to win the same Ironman race 10 times and said it would take time for the win to sink in. “I used to go and watch this race in Auckland as a kid and dream about going in it. To win it once was fantastic. But to do it 10 times is pretty special,” Brown said. “I’ve not really had the chance for it to sink it.”
He finished nearly 10min ahead of second placed Terenzzo Bozzone's. Third place went to Switzerland’s Mathias Hecht who finished in 8hr 45min 36sec.
While more than happy to win his 10th Ironman in 11 years, Brown said he would trade them all in for just one victory at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
"It's pretty special what I did today, but I still want to win Hawaii - that's probably the ultimate goal. I'd probably trade all these wins for a win in Hawaii," Brown said.
2XU weekend warrior Liam Friary also finished his first Ironman in a time 11h 08m 51s, an awesome feat for our newest ambassador!