Another Podium For Vodickova As She Defends 70.3 Port Macquarie Title: Weekend Wrap-up
The Human Interest Group congratulates Czech triathlete and Olympian Radka Vodickova for successfully defending her champion title at the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie in Australia this weekend.
The first place win joins Vodickova’s five other podium finishes in races throughout Europe and Asia.
Exiting the water first among the pro women with a stunning 1:11/100m pace and 22:44 split, Vodickova quickly took the lead on her bike. Passed on the course, Vodickova kept her cycling legs strong to give her a 2:36:14 bike time (34:56/km). On the run, Vodickova caught up and accelerated past the leaders for a run time of 1:25:29 (4:03/km). Vodickova crossed the finish line about 90 seconds ahead of her closest competitor for a final time of 4:26:39.
Michael Cardoza, director of The Human Interest Group, said, “Another awesome job by Radka. It is great to watch an elite athlete like Rads defend a standing title through smart training and racing. This was not an easy race, especially with other fast runners, and the Port Macquarie victory just shows that Rads should not be underestimated. There are several races left this season and coming up next year where we expect to see Rads on the top step of the podium.”
“It was so nice to successfully defend my title. Port Macquarie is such a great race for me and I am starting to feel like a local with all the warm cheers on the course. Thanks Port Mac for a great event and I hope to be back to defend my title once again in 2016,” Vodickova said just after the race.
Prior to the Port Macquarie victory, Vodickova took 16th at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Austria, third place at the IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast also in Australia, and most recently, second place at the Beijing International Triathlon. In the final months of 2015, Vodickova is scheduled to compete at three or four more long-distance triathlon races: IRONMAN 70.3 Mandura, November Challenge Phuket, Challenge Bahrain (maybe), and IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat.
IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie – Women Pros
Radka Vodickova (CZE) 04:26:39
Andrea Forrest (AUS) 04:27:55
Anna Russell (NZL) 04:35:41