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City of Rockingham Triathlon promises fast and furious racing

  • Jennifer Vile
  • 12 Jan 2018
  • Posted 7 months ago

The Draft Legal field for City of Rockingham Triathlon on Sunday is packed with talent from the WA development squad, established Ironman Pros, ITU World Cup and World Triathlon Series regulars.

In the Men's we have Canadian WTS star Mike Lori, 2017 Australian Junior Champion, Liam McCoach and current top 3 ranked Australian Junior, Luke Bate. Expected to be close to these guys is Kenji Nener, Jonny Sammut, Nick Thomson, UK recent arrival Sam Mileham, NZ smiler Guy Crawford and French talisman Simon Billeai. Chasing these guys will be World Cross Tri Junior Champion, Alec Davison and Daniel Kempson. Many of the younger athletes are in form for the Glenelg Continental Cup, WA hosted National Youth and Junior Championships at Champion Lakes on March 3&4 and Youth Olympic Games Qualifier in New Plymouth later in March.

The women’s field, who will be on the course at the same time, has a rich calibre of talent. Jess Claxton, current number 1 ranked Australian Junior, will be joined by talented Youth A Australian number 1, Taylor Kroyer, top 3 Under 23, Kirby Diaz, Jasmine Greaves, Abby Owendyke and in form Aleisha Wesley, a small sample of the quality in the field. Watch as the girls will possibly chase some male stars down and ask “PLEASE EXPLAIN” as the leave the men in their midst.

Some of our young stars will also be backing up from the earlier race, where they are competing to qualify for Gold Coast Sprint World Championships. It will test their endurance, backing up again in the Draft Legal Race.

Nothing is easily predicted as with closely matched athletes, multi lap courses, Christmas Pudding residue, tight turns and stringent rule enforcement, a simple sneeze or misplacing of a swim cap can see an athlete loose contact with their rivals.

Expect this event to be fast furious, exciting and clinical with a start approximately 9:45am. Get yourself coffee early, then into a good viewing position, cameras set to fast shutter speed.

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