Australia, NSW–Felt’s Josh Amberger (above, pic: Grant Piper) recorded a wire-to-wire win as he took Ironman 70.3 Port Mcquarie in comfortable yet commanding fashion last weekend. Carrying some very favorable late season fitness, although admittedly a bit frustrated having not put together the type of compete race he is capable of, Josh was very pleased the way the race played out.
“The swim was in calm salt water with wetsuits, so it was not too difficult for me” said Josh, a well-documented elite swimmer. “I managed to cause a good amount of separation and lead out of the water with Joey Lampe close behind. My feeling in the bike was amazing, and I was thankfully able to ride like I did in Vegas but seal the deal into T2 with a huge lead and legs intact. This was my best ride of the year to date, and I am really, really happy with how the IA and my legs came together. Tops. I was able to relax on the run and come home pretty easy to win the race. Still have two more big ones left for the the year so there was no need to empty the tank.”
Josh’s split times included a 23:57 swim, a 2:10:10 bike and a 1:20:25 run for a finishing win time of 3:56.48.
Between this win, along with Josh’s earlier Galveston 5150 victory, plus Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae’s wins in Ironman 70.3 Muskoka and Kona Ironman World Championships, the Felt IA now has four major victories since being introduced less than three months ago.