Eye on the prize at Byron Tri

Hundreds gathered for the 2014 Byron Bay Triathlon on Saturday and all eyes were on the competition as wave after wave of triathletes took to the water.

Clayton Fettell, with an overall time of 01:22:06 (swim 00:22:06; cycle 00:49:52; run 00:28:11) was the fastest competitor, almost 2.5 minutes ahead of the nearest competition.

Not far behind, in the Open Women’s division was Saray Crowley, who completed the course in 01:55:07.

Kids join in

The third aquathon for young kids took place alongside the triathlon and co-organiser Annie Korff told Echonetdaily that a record number of kids participated.

‘[There were] 86 kids in total, and each year the numbers are growing.

‘We run a “fittest school” competition, where the winning school is calculated as a percentage of total enrolments, so smaller schools are not disadvantaged.

‘The fittest school this year was Byron Bay Primary with their team of 14 kids.

‘The Aquathon is not just for the “sporty” kids. The distances are achievable for all entrants as they can run and swim at their own pace.

‘Each participant feels a huge sense of accomplishment at the end of the race. Most have pushed themselves to the limit and are so tired at the finishing line, but they then feel so happy with themselves.’

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