Alexander and Lester in Huskisson

Craig Alexander has won the Aussie Long Course championships for the 6th time now. The race wasn't a picnic though for Alexander as he had to deal with a strong field and a very motivated and fast Pete Jacobs. The women's title in Huskisson, Australia went to Carrie Lester who held off a hard charging Pip Taylor.

"My form is good for this time of year and I am very happy with 2 from 2 in Geelong and now Huskisson," said Alexander after the race. "It was great to do a race where no plane travel or passports were involved and also satisfying to race in front of a home crowd as the reigning Ironman World Champion."

Lester, the runner-up in Geelong, was equally happy with her race here. "It was the perfect race day. The weather was ideal & the course is my favourite by far. I think I'm in good form at the moment - I felt really strong on the bike & run, and had plenty left in the tank which is nice to know for upcoming races. I wanted to win, so I am really happy I came away with the result I wanted. The whole weekend was amazing."

Australian Long Course Triathlon
Huskisson, Australia / February 21, 2010
2km Swim / 83km Bike / 20km Run

Top 10 men

1. Craig Alexander (AUS) 3:36:04
2. Pete Jacobs (AUS) 3:37:04
3. Christian Kemp (AUS) 3:37:14
4. Adam Holborow (AUS) 3:39:31
5. Joseph Lampe (AUS) 3:41:28
6. Tim Berkel (AUS) 3:43:06
7. Mitchell Robins (AUS) 3:43:47
8. Joel Cook (AUS) 3:46:09
9. Nathan Fitzakerley (AUS) 3:46:11 *AG M30-34
10. Trent Chapman (AUS) 3:47:54 *AG M30-34

Top 10 women

1. Carrie Lester (AUS) 4:01:55
2. Pip Taylor (AUS) 4:06:55
3. Tara Prowse (AUS) 4:08:23
4. Melissa Vandewater (AUS) 4:09:14
5. Christelle Van Niekerk (AUS) 4:16:14
6. Caroline Sweeney (AUS) 4:17:40 *AG F30-34
7. Tara Nolan (AUS) 4:20:35 *AG F30-34
8. Anna Cleaver (AUS) 4:22:57 *AG F25-29
9. Helen Roach (AUS) 4:23:19 *AG F40-44
10. Linda O’Connor (AUS) 4:29:57 *AG F40-44