Australian Ironwoman Champion Georgia Miller (Northcliffe) has secured back-to-back Nutri-Grain IronWoman Series Round victories today on Maroubra Beach, while Ben Carberry (Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park) secured his first win of the season.

A fast-paced Super Sprint format saw different winners across all six races, but it was Miller and Carberry that won when it counted, conquering the unpredictable conditions at Sydney’s Maroubra Beach.

There was nothing separating the top six athletes in the Ironwoman final race, with Miller coming off her ski leg in third place, and dropping back to sixth on the board. However the current Australian Ironwoman Champion is known for her strong swim leg, and managed to pick up some great runners coming back to shore that moved her to the front for a sprint finish with Round One series winner Lizzie Welbourn (Newport).

The 26-year-old Miller said she was stoked to win another round of the Series, to go alongside her round two win prior to Christmas.

“It’s incredible, that was so tight out there and really really tricky conditions and a long run. I’m going to be hurting tomorrow,” she said.

“I will head straight for a swim down now just so I don’t feel too horrible tomorrow but I will also enjoy this win… It’s really hard to win these rounds, so you’ve got to savour the moment.”

Miller said there was only a step or two between her and Wellborn to secure today’s victory.

“Something definitely just switches over and you’re just clawing your way to the finish line. Lizzie is a great runner, especially under fatigue, so I just had a single step or two up before she did so I think that ended up getting me over the line first.”

New Zealander Danielle McKenzie (Northcliffe) joined Miller and Wellborn on the podium for her first medal this season.

In the Ironman race, Carberry bettered his two third place results from the opening two rounds to take the top spot on the podium in Maroubra.

After coming into the final race seeded seventh, Carberry started off with a twelve second penalty, and was in sixth place after the ski leg. He progressed up to fourth in the board before bringing it home in the swim, working the Maroubra surf to his advantage.

“I backed myself from the start to the finish so I’m stoked,” the 28-year-old Queenslander said.

“The first few races I didn’t have the best result, I went off 12 seconds [in the final race], so gave guys like Ali Day a bit more of a head start, but I knew if I hung in there… anyone could win.”

“I caught that broken wave [coming back to shore], I saw the other guys and I was a bit nervous, but I ended up pulling it [the wave] all the way through so I was stoked.

Cooper Williams (Alexandra Headland) secured his first Nutri-Grain IronMan podium in second place, with defending Series Champion Ali Day (Surfers Paradise) rounding out the podium in third.

Racing will return to Maroubra Beach tomorrow, with Round 4 of the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series.