Brad Kahlefeldt wins Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya 2014

Brad Kahlefeldt took sizzling wins at the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya where 1096 individuals and 56 teams took on the 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run at Putrajaya, Malaysia on 13th April 2014.

E01_0838 copyBrad Kahlefeldt led out of the swim in the men’s professional race and was pipped out of transition by Denis Chevrot (FRA). John Polson followed two minutes later and the three athletes controlled the front of the race all day. Coming into last transition Kahlefeldt was first in and out followed by Chevrot and Polson. It was then a case of running blind for Kahlefeldt as he was unaware of what was happening behind.

E01_0812 copyBrad Kahlefeldt get the support from the fans at the finish line.

E01_0816 copy“It’s a great run course, but from an athletes point of view (if you are at the front) it was really hard not seeing anyone out there,” said Kahlefeldt.

E01_0828 copy“It definitely requires a different style of racing when in such humid conditions. The closing stages I really started to feel it. Hydrating early on the run is key and I am very happy to be able to take this win.”

E01_0819 copyBrad Kahlefeldt, a multiple world championship medallist over the shorter Olympic distance, continues to impress in the gruelling 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21.1km run half ironman distance in Putrajaya. Kahlefeldt led from the front in the men’s race in Malaysia to claim victory in 3:55.36 from Frenchman Denis Chevrot and fellow Australian John Polson.

 

News Source : Perbadanan Putrajaya Media Released and special Thanks to Mr Adi Khirman

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