Touted as one of the fittest athletes that has graced the planet, Craig ‘Crowie’ Alexander will this weekend return to Huskisson for the annual Husky Long Course Triathlon Festival.
Attracting some of the sport's biggest names, and over 6,000 competitors anticipated to take part across the three day event, the Husky Long Course Festival is now one of the largest events of its kind in Australia.
Competing among a huge field of elites, Crowie will once again line up alongside fellow former World Champion and Husky Champion, Pete Jacobs, recreating one of the greatest rivalries – and races - in the events history. It will be sure to see thousands of spectators line the white shores of Jervis Bay. Sixteen years since Crowie took up the sport of triathlon and six years since he last took line honours at the event, the Cronulla local will be gunning for his sixth Husky Long Course title.
While Jacobs will be racing to reclaim his title, former Olympian Brad Kahlefeldt who made the transition to long course racing following the London Games in 2012, will be looking for his first podium finish.
Not to be overshadowed, the spotlight is on rising star, David Mainwaring and two time Ironman Australia winner Paul Ambrose who are gunning for their inaugural podiums at the Husky Long Course event.
In the women’s event, two time 70.3 World Champion Melissa Hauschildt will be one to beat, but hot on her heels will be last year’s Ironman Australia winner, Michelle Brember, the Czezch republics’s Radka Vodickova and local triathlete, Lisa Marangon.
The Huskisson Long Course Triathlon Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government as part of its Regional Flagship Events Program.