Ironman Ali Day has continued his unbeaten streak in the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series, making it nine from nine wins today at Kurrawa Beach on the Gold Coast.

In round three, the top 20 ironmen and top 20 ironwomen battled it out in the gruelling Survival format, where six athletes were eliminated after each of the first two races before an eight person final.

In the men’s competition, Day was again unstoppable, storming home to claim the win ahead of Matt Bevilacqua (Northcliffe) and Jy Timperley (Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park).

The first of four days of back to back racing, Day knew it was going to be tough but didn’t expect it to be as hard as it was.

“It’s hard to keep backing up, and four days in a row was always going to be hard as well.

“Everyone found it hard out there today, I think all the guys felt the pinch a fair bit today.

“You push yourself because you want to be in a good position in that first race because it’s always frantic.

“You want to get through the first one, and be up the front for the second race, and then in the third one pull the trigger. If you’ve got the trigger there, go for it, and I was lucky enough that I did today,” he said.

Despite winning an unprecedented nine Series races in a row, Day is just enjoying racing.

“I’m happy, nine wins in a row is so crazy,” Day said.

“Today when I was running up the beach in first place I still couldn’t believe it. I know it’s not going to last forever, so I’m just going to enjoy it while I can,” he said.

In the women’s, Northcliffe’s Harriet Brown made her move to stamp her claim on top spot, with defending champion Lana Rogers and New Zealander Danielle McKenzie rounding out the podium.

“I actually really enjoyed it out there today, there was a little bit of surf which made it a bit tricky, but I really enjoyed myself,” Brown said.

“I think any race you do well at, you feel better than the ones you don’t.

“My tactic was to just try and make it through to the last round, and I wanted to see if I could ease off a little bit but you just never know when there is surf.

“The last thing you want to do is back off and miss out,” she said.

Racing will return tomorrow, with athletes to compete in the Super Sprint format. Round 4 of the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series will broadcast live via 9GO! and Sky Sport NZ from 12pm AEDT.