9 Feb 2009

Second Half Ironamn win for Warriner

2:52 pm on 9 February 2009

New Zealand's world number one triathlete Sam Warriner has won her second Half Ironman -- breaking the course record in Geelong by more than 10 minutes, as she did in winning the

Port of Tauranga title last month,

Warriner's foray into the world of longer distance races continued in hot conditions on Sunday but she showed no signs of fatigue or inability to cope with the longer racing.

She finished just over a minute ahead of the Hawaii Ironman runner up Yvonee Van Vlerken .

The win qualifies Warriner for the World Half Ironman championships in Florida in November so she can now concentrate on her build up for the inaugural ITU World Championship Series, starting in May in Singapore.