Thompson wins Ultraman World Championship

Tara Norton smiles at the finish line after being the top female to finish the Ultraman World Championship on Sunday. Courtesy Photo
Australia's Richard Thompson is the second runner to cross the finish line after completing a double marathon on Day 3 of the Ironman World Championship. (Rick Winters/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — It did not take Australia’s Richard Thompson long to make a splash on the Ultraman scene. In his first Ultraman race last year, after 16 years of competing in Ironman races, Thompson broke the race record in his home country.