Read Cameron's review of the day:
I was pretty shattered at the finish line but so was everyone! The rain and showers continued like they had done all week but started mid way through the ride, in fact it was four seasons in a day out there. I started the day with a pretty good swim coming out in 5th 4:30mins behind the kiwi super fish Dylan McNeice and 2:20 behind Luke McKenzie. I was in good company with South African James Cunnama and we went in search of the leaders, we caught McNeice at the 70km but Mckenzie was pulling away and we were unable to do anything about it. The ride back from Port Douglas was extremely hard with a howling southerly pushing into our faces for the 70km ride back to Cairns With 50km to go I was able to break away from our trio of McNeice and Cunnama but was caught in the final 15km by the Frenchman Simon Billeau who was also flying. Off the bike facing a 12:50 deficit to Mckenzie I was hoping he may pay for his blistering bike ride but I wasn't running as well as I needed to and with this being my third Ironman in 3 months there was just no spring in my legs today! I was able to only get the gap down to 8mins by the finish. Still I'm very happy with 2nd place.
It's now time for a well earned break now that I'm qualified for the Hawaii Ironman which I'm happy to be returning to after a three year absence.
1. Luke McKenzie (AUS) 8:18:01
2. Cameron Brown (NZL) 8:26:22
3. Dylan McNeice (NZL) 8:36:55
4. Levi Maxwell (AUS) 8:36:57 * M25-29
5. Simon Billeau (AUS) 8:42:05
1. Liz Blatchford (AUS) 9:11:49
2. Gina Crawford (NZL) 9:20:56
3. Michelle Bremer (AUS) 9:35:32
4. Sarah Crowley (AUS) 9:38:43
5. Kym Coogan (AUS) 9:46:42