Wyndham Harbour is set to host the much-anticipated Australian Para and II Championships in Victoria this Saturday, December 16.
The north-western shore of Port Phillip Bay will be the center point for the popular Sprint format – a 750m swim, 20km bike, and 5km run.
Stepping onto the starting line are a number of standout athletes, each bringing their unique strengths and experience to the event.
Paris 2024 Paralympic hopeful, Jack Howell headlines the start-list. After an impressive season which featured a pair of podium performances at the World Triathlon Para Series in Yokohama and Devonport, the 19-year-old holds the 5th spot in the World Triathlon Para Rankings.
Maggie Sandles, a standout in the PTVI category, arrives with a noteworthy track record, having secured a commendable 7th-place finish at the recent World Triathlon Para Championships in Pontevedra and clinched a gold medal at the World Triathlon Para Series in Devonport.
Joining her in the PTVI category is Caroline Baird, who represented Australia with appearances at the World Triathlon Para Series in Yokohama and Montreal this season.
Adding a touch of seasoned expertise to the event is Sara-Ashlee Tait, participating in the PTWC category and a representative at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
In the Intellectual Impairment category, defending champions Cameron Marshall and Georgia Powning return to the fold, both determined to secure their third consecutive Australian Championship title.
For more information on the 2023 Australian Para & II Championship, visit triathlon.org.au.