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Byron Shire
May 27, 2024

Nailing the Kingy triathlon

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A low act could have caused catastrophe at the Kingscliff Triathlon Sunday morning when someone tried to bring the bike section to a halt by dumping nails on the road, right at the turning point.

Despite the stupid act, no-one was hurt but police are conducting further investigations and charges are likely to be laid.

London Olympics hopeful Courtney Atkinson was always going to be the man to beat yesterday and indeed his name will be the next on the Nev Salmon Memorial Trophy.

Courtney won the Open Men’s Olympic division in a time of 1hr 44min 34sec, three minutes ahead of Jack Hickey in second place. Joseph Lampe was a further 26 seconds behind in third.

Jodie Stimpson was impressive in the Women’s Open category, crossing the line in under two hours with a time of 1hr 57.38.

After the race both Stimpson and Atkinson expressed the gratitude and happiness with the course and overall operations of the event as the sun shone brightly on the Kingscliff shore. Atkinson said, ‘it is great to be a part of an event where you get to race together; the laps on the bike make you a part of the action rather than being out on your own for the whole race’.

The next triathlon set for the November 25.

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