Story: Triathlon and multisport

Erin Baker wins Ironman

One of Erin Baker’s earliest international successes was her victory in the Toohey’s International Ironman event at Foster Tuncurry, New South Wales, on 20 April 1985. She was the first woman to race the distance in under 10 hours. This was the beginning of an outstanding career for Baker in both triathlon and ironman events. This clip shows her winning the race and notes the support of her family. Philippa Baker, a leading sculler, was her sister.

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David Green, 'Triathlon and multisport - International success in triathlon', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/41560/erin-baker-wins-ironman (accessed 20 October 2021)

Story by David Green, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Mar 2015