Spencer Smith won the Olympic Distance Noosa Triathlon today (Queensland,
Australia) in a unoffical world fastest time over the distance - 1:46:(whoops,
forgot the number of seconds....)
The Noosa Triathlon signals the start of the Australian season, and is amongst
the most prestigious on the calendar.
He came 5th out of the water, hammered them on the bike, holding on to his
lead in the run.
He stated before the race that this was his 'unoffical' world championship as
he is boycotting the 'Worlds' due to the drafting issue.
91 World Champ, Miles Stewart came in 2nd place.
Rina Bradshaw, a local pro-triathlete, ran down NZ Champ, Sarah Harrow in
the run to take first place in the womens.
Emma Carney was at the race but do not compete, preferring to save herself for
the World titles.
As a side note, the winners of the teams event had Kieren Perkins for the swim
(World 1500m record holder), with Steve Monagetti on the run (Aust. Middle
Distance and Marathon Champion Runner - who had won the 5K road race the day
before in about a flat 14mins).....unsure who did the bike but he had alot of
talent on each side of him!