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X-Adventure descends on Dunsborough for the State Cross Tri Championship

X-Adventure descends on Dunsborough for the State Cross Tri Championship

Date: 01 Apr 2022
Posted: 2 years ago

The X-Adventure Dunsborough will see approximately 1,500 participants race through paradise in WA’s Southwest on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April 2022. Delivered by Rapid Ascent and sponsored by Siras Performance, this unique event takes place along the stunning Geographe Bay coastline and is one that many triathletes look forward to year upon year.

Australia’s largest off-road triathlon has something for everyone with a short course (750m swim / 6km run / 11km bike), a long course (1500m swim / 12km run / 20km bike), two kids races and an aquathlon. Athletes of all ages can complete the ocean swim, trail run and mountain bike ride individually or in a relay team. Taking place on Saturday, 2nd April, the Long Course race is the Triathlon WA State Off-Road Triathlon Championship and an ITU World Championship qualifying event.

Zeke Tinley (Bunbury) will be chasing another Championship Title this weekend to maintain his top spot on the Triathlete of The Year (TOTY) Leaderboard. New to the Open Category scene, Simon Billeau (Stadium) will be racing for another podium finish after a third-place finish at the Karri Valley Triathlon last month.

Seasoned Pro, Katherine Ryan (Stadium), will take to the start line to show off her skills and athletic ability along this challenging off-road track. A win at the X-Adventure Dunsborough will earn Ryan TOTY points and put her in good stead for a top three finish in the Open Female category. Another newcomer to the Open category, Lara Louw (Fremantle) will also be looking to earn TOTY points and make her mark in the triathlon scene.

Many age group athletes will also be hoping to earn TOTY points at this race. Current Female 35-39 age group TOTY leader, Emma Moon (Phoenix) will be competing to extend her winning streak and increase her lead. Pip Laufmann (Stadium) and Nikki Pursell (Fremantle) will battle it out in the 50-54 age group category for a chance to claim top spot on the ladder.

Current TOTY leader in the Male 45-49, Bart Hollemans (Oceanic) will have some strong competition when he takes to the start line against Cedric Boudier (Non-Club), Marcus Rooney (Stadium) and Peter Brozicevich (Fremantle). The impressive David Whiteley (Mandurah) will be vying for a third State Series win this season in the 70-74 age group category.

Triathlon WA is excited to be hosting the last State Championship event on the 2021/22 calendar at the end of this month. The inaugural Busselton 100 will serve as the State Long Course Championship on Saturday, 30 April 2022.