Northcliffe’s Georgia Miller has claimed her second Nutri-Grain Ironwoman title in a dominant Series display to finish 10 points clear of Lizzie Welborn (Newport) and club-mate Danielle McKenzie.

Miller, 26, came into today’s final event with a 13-point lead over Welborn and needed only to make it to the third and final race of the three-race “Survival” format, to take the overall victory, having won four of the opening five rounds of the competition.

As luck would have it, she made it to the final race, only to be hit by a wave at the back of the cans that relegated her to eighth in the final race of eight on the day, but this allowed her fellow competitors to form a guard of honour for her as she crossed the line.

“The point score was always at the back of my mind and I just wanted to make it through that second race. I said to Riley (fiancé and handler) before that last race ‘is it done?’ And he told me it was so I went out there and did everything I could but I was physically and mentally spent by that last race,” she said.

“It’s just incredible – it is something that dreams are made of,” said Miller. “I’m going to get emotional because I’ve been hanging in there the last two days. I’ve been very nervous and I just wanted to come out there today and have some fun with it and try to enjoy it,” Miller added.

The win is extra special for Miller, who last season suffered complications after contracting COVID and this year came into the opening round with a hamstring tear.

“You’ve got to go through the tough times to be able to enjoy the good times,” she said. “I’m definitely going to enjoy this, I’m going to cherish this forever.

“It was bittersweet when I won my first one, it was very tight between my training partner Maddy Dunn and I. I did feel bad, because that one came down to a very tricky point score. But this one I can just enjoy…it’s mine and I felt like that Series really was mine and I made it my own,” said Miller.

The round six results saw club-mate Naomi Scott claim a rare Nutri-Grain Ironwoman win, the former Manly competitor now in her first season with Northcliffe relishing a convincing round six win, the final race of the Series.

In a remarkable return to form, defending champion Harriet Brown (Northcliffe), who was ruled out of rounds 3 and 4, finished in second place, with Kiwi Ironwoman Danielle McKenzie (Northcliffe) rounding out the podium.


  1. MILLER, Georgia (111 points); 2. WELBORN, Lizzie (101 points); 3. MCKENZIE, Danielle (96 points); 4. DERBYSHIRE, Lucy (91 points); 5. MASSIE, Tiarnee (84 points); 6. ROGERS, Lana (78 points); 7. COOPER, Brielle (66 points); 8. O’SULLIVAN, Lily (66 points); 9. HANCOCK, Courtney (64 points); 10. SCULLEY, Hannah (64 points)


1 SCOTT, Naomi (Northcliffe); 2. BROWN, Harriet (Northcliffe); 3. MCKENZIE, Danielle (Northcliffe); 4. HANCOCK, Courtney (Surfers Paradise); 5. WELBORN, Lizzie (Newport); 6. SCULLEY, Hannah (Northcliffe); 7. HALLIDAY, Tayla (Alexandra Headland); 8. MILLER, Georgia (Northcliffe); 9. DOYLE, Emily (Northcliffe); 10. DERBYSHIRE, Lucy (Surfers Paradise)