Emma domination continues . . . it’s not the first time we’ve seen Aussie Emma’s grace a podium but it is a first for these two – Emma Jackson and Emma Jeffcoat went 1:2 at Kinlock OTU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Championships. Jeffcoats’ second place in the elite category also secured her the U23 championship title.
“Thrilled to walk away from the Oceania Sprint Championships with a Win in the U/23 & 2nd Elite t@ejjacko91 #EmmaShow. A great way to kick of the 2017 season, & after a tough few months, I'm back!! “, said Jeffcoat (via Instagram).
For Jackson, it was a solid performance across the board with the fastest run split. It’s a great start to the season for the London Olympian.
It was a breakthrough performance for 21-year-old Charlie Quin onto the podium behind veteran Ryan Sissons and the emerging Sam Ward of NZ.
Back in Australia the east coast ensured scorching temperatures but athletes were up for the challenge when Australian Championship titles are on the line.
Craig Alexander added another Australian title to his name at the Richie Walker Aquathlon. The event was the Australian Championship but a day that we remember a wonderful young man who at just 21 suffered a heart failure while competing in a race 31 years ago.
At the Australian Cross Triathlon Championships, it was Brodie Gardner and Penny Slater who went home with the chocolates. In tough conditions, not just battling the heat, but a track that was dry and ripped up required real technicians. Ben Allen finished second to Gardner while junior triathlon star Sophie Malowiecki showed her talent grabbing silver from Leela Hancox.