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Thriving Race Results

Updated: Nov 16, 2022

Thriving Race Results

Cairns Ironman we came we saw we Thrived

What an amazing weekend of racing Cairns IM put on this weekend. After 2 years of Covid restrictions it was awesome to see the event back as big as ever with over 4000 competitors taking on the festival. Thrive Endurance was well represented with 7 competitors taking on the event.

Thrive Endurance Race Results

In the full Ironman event we had 2 representatives Rebecca Cladingboel and Tom Ryan.

It was Bek's first attempt at the ironman distance. After success in 70.3 racing as well as Ultratrail running expectations were high. Bek started off the day with a great swim coming out of water on track.

On the bike she was going great when at the 70 km mark a kid at the aid station ran out in front her sending her over the bars. Bruised battered and bloodied she pulled herself back together and hopped back on the bike to realise she had snapped her base bar and broken off 1 of her brakes. Was this going to stop her ? (no way) she was back off on the hunt and finishing the bike in 7th place and nearly 20 min down.

We all know the race doesnt start to 21km into the run and this is when Bek started chipping away through the field. At 10 km to go she ran into 3rd position and was starting to real in the lead 2. In the end she ran out of road and claimed 3rd place and a Kona ticket to the big island.

We are so proud of you Bek and couldnt be more happy.

Tom Ryan is new to Thrive Endurance and only been on the program for last 6 months. Tom joined the program with a focus on impoving his Ironman run. Although Tom didn't have the race he exactly hoped for there were some really good signs we are on the right track. Race result are only 1 part of what we do and enjoying the journey to the start line sometimes is even more important for your health and future in the sport. Tom is enjoying training more than ever and that love and consistency is the key to future success. We cant wait to see what he delivers in the future.

Thrive Endurance Winners

In the 70.3 race we were well respresented with 5 members thriving.