She joins former multiple champions such as Chrissie Wellington, Paula Newby Fraser, Lori Bowden and Lisa Bentley.

The Port Macquarie favourite was delighted to record her victory in front of her Australian friends and family

“It is a different year with new women on the start line, you still don’t know what is going to happen on the day," Siddall said.

"It was a long marathon to get there and the finish line didn’t seem to want to come but it was an amazing feeling to back up and get that win.

“From a personal perspective, I would have liked to have run a bit faster but I got the job done and that was the main thing. I am super happy,” she said.

Siddall will take major confidence heading into the second half of the season that will include another crack at the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.