By winning Ironman Australia in Port Macquarie Marino Vanhoenacker put his name into the history books today.
The Belgian, representing the Austrian pewag racing team, has thus become the first triathlete in the world to win an Ironman full distance race on every continent. The now 42-year-old athlete is the first and only to secure the Ironman continental Grand Slam.
Vanhoenacker is quite used to records. He still holds the record for Ironman victories overall – as of today – 17.
Overview of Marino’s Ironman palmares:
|May 6, 2018||Ironman Australia||08:14:37|
|September 25, 2016||Ironman Chattanooga||08:12:22|
|June 26, 2016||Ironman Austria||08:04:18|
|June 28, 2015||Ironman Austria||07:48:45|
|May 31, 2015||Ironman Brasil||07:53:44|
|July 27, 2014||Ironman Canada||08:16:10|
|July 8, 2012||Ironman Germany||08:03:31|
|March 4, 2012||Ironman New Zealand||03:55:03|
|July 3, 2011||Ironman Austria||07:45:58|
|July 4, 2010||Ironman Austria||07:52:05|
|February 27, 2010||Ironman Malaysia||08:22:31|
|July 5, 2009||Ironman Austria||08:01:38|
|April 5, 2009||Ironman South Africa||08:17:32|
|July 13, 2008||Ironman Austria||08:06:11|
|July 8, 2007||Ironman Austria||08:06:39|
|July 16, 2006||Ironman Austria||08:07:59|
|November 5, 2005||Ironman Florida||08:28:26|
Needless to mention that Marino wore the All Out Speed Suit on his way to victory. Its development started more than two years ago and Marino played an important part cross the entire development process.
Find out more about Marino’s “dream suit”:
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