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New Zealand Ironman champion, Braden Currie is putting his faith and Kona swim preparation in the hands of an 83-year-old Aussie legend, John Rodgers, more commonly known as ‘JR’ to help prepare him for the Big Island in October. The Currie family of four have settled into a twelve-week training camp in Noosa, Australia to get away from the New Zealand winter and target some specific performance improvements. But what role does an 83 year-old guru have? Swim performance is a focal point for Braden’s training block in Noosa, and JR has coached the very best, including Jan Frodeno and...

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The 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship moved to the Sunshine Coast of Australia earlier this month and a field of 75 professionals athletes competed for the $250,000 prize purse. The swim had the additional element of difficultly with large swells, but it didn't slow down blueseventy athlete Lauren Brandon (USA) who exited Mooloolaba beach leading all women in the high profile race. Brandon's 22:53 split led Holly Lawrence by 29 seconds with Radka Vodickova, Annabel Luxford, Leanda Cave, Daniela Ryf and more following closely behind.  Radka Vodickova & Leanda Cave lead the chase pack out of the water In the men's race Australia’s Josh Amberger was...

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