13 Oct 2013

Docherty DNF, Crawford 9th at Kona

7:27 pm on 13 October 2013

No fairytale debut for Bevan Docherty at the IronMan World Championships in Hawaii.

Docherty, who was ninth after the 180km bike, was unable to make any ground during the run, dropping back before withdrawing at approximately the 30-kilometre mark.

Belgian Fred van Lierde claimed his first IronMan world title ahead of Australian Luke McKenzie.

Wanaka mum Gina Crawford enjoyed another top-10 placing in ninth - Australian Mirinda Carfrae dominated the women's race, running an extraordinary two hours and 50 minutes in the marathon.

That was the third-fastest time for all professionals, male and female, and Carfrae set a new course record of just over eight hours and 52 minutes.