Tim Reed today became the first Australian triathlete to win an ironman ® 70.3® world championship on home soil beating out his idol, world champion Sebastian Kienle of Germany for his crown in a amazing finish in the men’s event by just two seconds. "I thought I was going to smash him on the hill, but then over the top—he was really over the top," Kienle said.

Reed was the star of the day in the race held for the first time in Australia.

“I’m in shock to be honest. I really don’t know what to feel,’’ said the father of Arthur, 16 months, and Oscar, 4.

Reed, with a impressive year with victory so far now starts to prepare for the Hawaii ironman triathlon in October, claimed his maiden world crown in 3hrs 44min 13 sec.

Top 10 Men

1 Tim Reed AUS 3:44:14 0:22:53 2:06:12 1:11:03
2 Sebastian Kienle DEU 3:44:16 0:24:14 2:04:45 1:11:18
3 Ruedi Wild CHE 3:44:40 0:22:47 2:06:28 1:11:07
4 Terenzo Bozzone NZL 3:45:22 0:22:44 2:06:20 1:12:44
5 Sam Appleton AUS 3:46:02 0:22:40 2:06:23 1:12:51
6 Nicholas Kastelein AUS 3:46:21 0:22:43 2:06:41 1:12:46
7 Tim Don GBR 3:46:32 0:22:51 2:06:37 1:12:57
8 Maurice Clavel DEU 3:46:47 0:22:53 2:06:18 1:13:39
9 Lionel Sanders CAN 3:47:14 0:25:41 2:06:42 1:10:34
10 Craig Alexander AUS 3:47:28 0:22:49 2:06:39 1:14:03