Ali Day backed up to deliver consecutive wins in the Nutri-Grain IronMan Series opener, with the 30 year old delivering one of the best sporting comebacks.

After more than 670 days on the sideline due to injury and COVID-19, Day looked unstoppable in his first two outings, comfortably taking his second win to leave his rivals for dust.

Incredibly Day has managed to overcome two broken wrists that not only sidelined him but saw him have to change his training and mentality when it comes to preparation.

While Day’s comeback is nothing short of impressive, it’s the young men coming behind him that have seen a changing of the guard.

In the minor placings today it was Jy Timperley went one better than his third place yesterday, with New Zealand youngster Joe Collins coming from the middle of the field to claim third place in only his second race on Nutri-Grain IronMan Series debut.

Day crossed the line to be greeted by his wife and new born baby son, Danny, which was the icing on the cake for the Ironman star.

“Dads that I train with have said you get dad strength so hopefully that is rubbing off with me,” said Day.

“It feels so good to just be back out there again, the body pulled up really well from yesterday.

“As much as it is the super sprint it is a lot of endurance as well. I knew that if I could get the first few races away and be in an okay position going into the last race I knew I would go alright.

“I’m pumped to come away with another win,” he said.

Day knows the rest of the field will now be on a mission to topple the two time Ironman Series champion.

‘The pressure is on and there is a target on my back, everyone is looking to knock me off. The whole reason I do this sport is I love it but want to be challenged as well’

“There are some really good young guys coming through… Jy and Joe have amazing results that these two boys have produced over the last few days looking forward to the Survival round  tomorrow,” he said.

Tune in on Sunday 14 February 2021, 12-2pm on 9GO!

For the full results from today and current leader board click here.