In cementing her status as the best current female triathlete, Carfrae increases her podium finishes at Kona to six straight, including now three 1st places. Amazingly, though, those six podiums don't put her at the top of the record books, as the sport lends itself to a remarkable string of superlative athletes. Since 1979, Natascha Badmann (SUI) has six titles and seven podiums overall. Chrissie Wellington (GBR) has four podiums - all first places, and Fernanda Keller (BRA) has six podiums. But the real historical champ is Paula Newbury-Fraser (ZIM) with eight titles and a whopping eleven overall podiums.
Carfrae is certainly amongst those names, though, and her running power will likely cement her legendary status. And, oh, by the way, Australia continues its run as a triathlon power, too. There has now been either a men's or women's winner every year since 2006 from Australia. Oi!, indeed.