FITNESS and fun was the focus in Dysart at the weekend, as the small mining community held its sixth triathlon meet since the club’s inception in January this year.
Nick O’Brien crossed the winner’s ribbon first in the short-course event, which had competitors diving in for a 150m swim, 6km ride and 2km run.
This was the first time the club trialled the shorter event and according to Dysart Triathlon president Michael Farrag, the new format was warmly accepted by patrons.
“We had quite a few new people come along and a number of school kids also for this one, which is really pleasing to see,” Farrag said.
“Hopefully they keep challenging themselves.
“We’re looking at how to attract more people and it appears this shorter distance has some appeal.”
He said there were also options for teams to do part triathlons, where a different competitor in the team runs a particular leg of the course, be it the swim, run or ride.
The next meet for the group is planned for December 12.
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