Runner up at last year’s Ironman World Championships, Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae has placed either 1st or 2nd at the last three World Championships. Rinny also won Ironman 70.3 World title in 2007. So far in 2012, Carfrae has won Rev3 Quassy and Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens. A native Australian, Rinny grew up playing basketball before transitioning to Olympic Distance triathlon in 2001, and is now a force to be reckoned with at the Ironman and half-Ironman distances. Rinny splits her time between California, Colorado, and her native Queensland, Australia and recently became engaged to fellow triathlete Tim O’Donnell.