Mc Cormack takes ITU Long Distance World Championship title and Henning wins Ironman 70.3 Calgary.
After more than 18 months away from the long distance scene, as he was focusing on his Olympic-distance racing challenge, Macca had a successful return to long distance on SRAM RED-2012. On Sunday in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), the Australian phenomenon added a new title to his long list of victories.
Macca completed the race in 5:29:47, featuring a 4km swim, 120km bike and 30km run to claim his first ITU Long Distance World Championship title. The two-time Ironman Champion (2010 & 2007 in Kona) finished in front of Eneko Llanos (Spain) and Dirk Bockel (Luxembourg).
The same day, thousand of kilometers away, Rasmus Henning, one of the best Triathletes won Ironman 70.3 Calgary (Canada) consisting of a 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and 21.1km run.
The Danish triathlete set a new course record, coming in under 4 hours (3:51:02) and outclassed Chris Legh (Australia) and Jeffrey Symonds (Canada) in the final run. He led the Ironman from the start to the end!
Both Chris Mc Cormack and Rasmus Henning are selected for the Ironman World Championships in Kona in October 2012.