*Hey, there must be an aussie rst'r somewhere who can tell us
*what happened at Noosa.
*I heard from some friends of mine that:
*- Spencer Smith set a new recod for the olympic distance
*- Craig Walton kicked arse by himself on the "pack" only to
*be mown down in the run? (It was supposed to be draft free -
*but the draft buster was a local and wouldn't bust his friends)
* What does anyone else know ??
I know that I watched the race on TV last weekend!
Mens results (as far as I can remember!);
1. Spencer Smith
2. Miles Stewart
3. Chris Hill (?)
4. Craig Walton
5. ??? (not sure)
1. Rina Bradshaw (AUS)
2. Clare Carney (AUS)
3. Jackie Gallagher (AUS)
4. Sarah Harrow (NZ)
5. ??? (She's a PE teacher from Townsville.)
You were pretty much correct in your statements above. Here's
what I gained from the TV coverage (which was actually quite
The swim for the males was fairly even. I can't remember who
lead the swim out (oops!)The main contenders all headed out onto
the bike together (Smith, Walton, Stewart.) Smith and Miles
seemed to be saving themselves, and Walton used his bike skills
to power away from them. At one stage towards the end I know
that he had at least a minute on the chasing riders. Walton was
first into T2, and had a good transition. Next in were Miles,
Smith, Chris Hill, and someone else. Smith had an absolute
blinder of a transition, and virtually sprinted past Miles
Stewart as they exited the transition area.
Smith was running superbly, and passed Walton sometime
before the halfway point of the run. Walton was fading, and was
passed by Stewart, and then Hill, to finish fourth overall.
Smith crossed the line with a clear lead, setting an unofficial
world record for the 'olympic-distance' triathlon.
In the womens race, Rina Bradshaw and Sarah Harrow were
the two early leaders. Rina managed to create a gap towards the
end of the swim leg, and was first out of the water. Harrow was
the next in, and quickly took the lead on the cycle. SHe used
her cycling strength to take the lead, and by the end of the
cycle she had put 2.5 minutes into Bradshaw. Clare Carney was
not looking very good at this stage;she seemed to be struggling
up some of the hills.
Harrow was first into T2, and took off on her weakest
leg. Bradshaw ran her down quite early in the run, and managed
to hold her lead to the finish. Clare Carney put in a superb
effort to move up, past Harrow, into second, about 45 seconds
behind Bradshaw at the finish.
The race had quite good sponsorship, and good
prizemoney. The winners walked away with a brand new $20 000
car, courtesy of GM Holden Australia.
I hope I've been of some assistance, and will try to
improve my posts in the future! Sorry about all of the great
stuff (l,ike times!) that I just cannot remember.! Enjoy!
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