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Press Release 18th June 2023

New Zealand’s elite ironman triathlete dominates the race from start to finish, posting his fastest career swim and run times and smashing the course record set by Max Neumann at last year’s event.

Braden Currie, triumphant Ironman athlete, celebrating his victory at the Cairns Ironman Asia Pacific race

All photos credit to Korupt Vision
From the starting gun, Currie was in dominant form leading out the swim and proceeding to break up the group leaving the chase pack with a 1:40 deficit at the 3.8km mark. Currie’s record swim saw him set himself up for what was an impressive day out. Steve McKenna, Pete Jacobs, and Tuan Chun Chang headed out onto the 180km bike together with Mike Phillips at 1:40 down. Currie continued to ride strong at the front of the bike. Phillips closed the gap in the first half of the ride, and Phillips, McKenna and Currie continued dominating the ride until the end.

The run presented no surprises as Currie put 5 + minutes on Steve McKenna by the halfway point, with a half marathon split of approximately 1 hour and 16 minutes. He continued into the back end of the marathon in stellar form crossing the finish line with a run course record and the fastest-ever run time of his career 2:37:35. Currie’s performance shows he is in the best form of his career.

Speaking after his win today, Currie thanked the crowd for creating “the best atmosphere I’ve ever raced in,” adding, “It’s good to get older and faster, I guess!”


Braden Currie, accomplished Ironman athlete, raising his arms in triumph after winning the prestigious Cairns Ironman Asia Pacific competition.