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Sport & Events

3 May, 2022

Iconic triathlon hits region again

COMPETITORS from across the region turned out to tackle the popular Yungaburra Triathlon over the long weekend, sprinting, cycling and swimming their way to the finish line.


Top three winners for the Yungaburra this year (L-R) Maggie Monckton, Jackie Staples and Megan Hendry

COMPETITORS from across the region turned out to tackle the popular Yungaburra Triathlon over the long weekend, sprinting, cycling and swimming their way to the finish line.

With over 400 athletes signing up the challenge, elite and newbies racers came together to compete, with some travelling as far as Brisbane to battle it out over two days, with junior races held on Saturday and the main event on Sunday.

Competitor Jackie Staples took out the number one spot in the triathlon which was highly competitive, crossing the finish line in 2 hours and 25 minutes, followed two minutes later by Megan Hendry finishing in 2 hours, 27 minutes, and 35 seconds.

MultiSports Events organised the event this year which was in jeopardy of being lost until Tablelands Regional Council gave the external company the rights to manage the popular annual race.

MultiSports owner Helena McInnes said the event was a fantastic opportunity for many athletes and spectators to support each other and the Yungaburra community.

“It was a hugely successful weekend of racing, and everyone had a great time, from first timers to elite athletes. It’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase our region,” she said.

“Our sponsors made this event possible this year and thanks must go out to them for continuing to support our iconic Yungaburra triathlon.”

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