Renee finishes Ironman in sixth position in Mandurah

Professional triathlete Renee Baker, who grew up in Armadale.Picture: Will Russell         www.communitypix.com.au   d441694
Professional triathlete Renee Baker, who grew up in Armadale.Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au d441694

PROFESSIONAL triathlete Renee Baker finished as the sixth fastest woman at the Ironman 70.3 in Mandurah over the weekend.

Baker, who grew up in Armadale and attended Cecil Andrews Senior High School, finished the 1.9km swim, 90km bike-ride and 21.1km run in a time of 4 hours and 35 minutes.

She finished the bike leg in fifth position, but after a tough run slipped back to sixth overall.

Denis Chevrot was the fastest individual at the event with a time of 3.45:39, Jake Montgomery was second while Terenzo Bazzone rounded out the men’s podium.

The quickest individual woman was Caroline Steggen, with a time of 4.04:49 while Yvonne Van Vlerken and Laura Siddall rounded out the podium.

The fastest overall time went to a team called Mako Sport Australia who did it in 3.39:28