Ironwoman Miller secures winning hat-trick

Ironwoman Georgia Miller continued her purple patch of form with a third consecutive win in the Nutri-Grain Series at Sydney's Maroubra beach.

Defending Ironman champion Ali Day also made a return to the top of the podium.

Northcliffe's Miller has been unstoppable.

The 26-year-old came off the board in eighth, swum her way into second before powering home in the final ski leg.

"I'm on top of the world," Miller said.

"My tactic for today was literally to survive. I just wanted to get to that last race as best and as comfortably as I could but nothing felt comfortable after yesterday's racing.

"It's so special to have my whole family here again today. I think I'll need to fly them to the Gold Coast for rounds five and six because I think they have been my good luck charm."

Queensland Ironwoman Lucy Derbyshire (Surfers Paradise) finished second while New Zealander Danielle McKenzie (Northcliffe) backed up Saturday's third-place performance with another third placed finish.

In the Ironman race, Day led from the start to secure his first win of the 2022/23 series.

Day had a good weekend with a first and third placing, after battling injury in the first two rounds of the series.

"I said to a lot of people yesterday that I felt like I was getting back in my groove and starting to chip away at it," the Queenslander said.

"I was in uncharted waters in the first three rounds (this season), compared to the last two years where I've won almost every race I've gone in.

"When I finished Manly, I walked up the beach pretty frustrated and angry, so I went away and worked really hard on the things that I could do and that I could control.

"I feel like I just put it all out there today and I'm really grateful for the team I have around me."

Ben Carberry (Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park) backed up his win on Saturday to finish second while Auden Parish (Northcliffe) claimed his first Ironman podium with third in his debut season.

Miller and Carberry are on top of the leaderboard ahead of the final rounds of the series at Kurrawa Beach next month.