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Daniel Coleman leading the way in the Kingscliff triathlon. Photo supplied
Daniel Coleman leading the way in the Kingscliff triathlon. Photo supplied

The 14th edition of the Kingscliff Triathlon was won by Daniel Coleman and Gillian Backhouse in late November.

The kids division featuring 200 children under 12 was sold out.

In total 1450 athletes competed in the event, well above expectations of 1,000 participants.

Locally, 18-year-old Jack Orr from Tumbulgum took out the overall Sprint win.

‘It was a good day generally. They seemed to run, cycle and swim much faster than normal,’ according to race director Mike Crawley.

The triathlon had real desirability. ‘People just seem to love it, we consistently get high ratings. It’s a community-minded event and very casual,’ he said.

Next events: Tweed Enduro in Pottsville February 25, Kingscliff Tri March 26, and Byron Bay Tri on 13 May. Mens open winners were:

Daniel Coleman, Lindsey Lawry and Jack Van Stekelenburg.

Womens open winners were: Gillian Backhouse, Laura Dennis and Courtney Gilfillan.


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