Ironman New Zealand, the oldest international Ironman, celebrated its 30th anniversary March 1 with a bang. American Meredith Kessler secured her third consecutive title while also breaking Joanna Lawn’s previous course record, and Estonian Marko Albert took the men’s title handily after leading the race from start to finish.

Ironman New Zealand

The 30th anniversary of Ironman New Zealand was one for the ages. American Meredith Kessler fought off a hard-charging Gina Crawford to take home a hat trick and a new course record, while Marko Albert won the men's race easily after leading the race from start to finish.

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