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Shoalwater triathlon coup
Shoalwater triathlon coup

A mid-April date has been confirmed for the Rockingham Triathlon Club’s Olympic-distance triathlon race.

Picture: Tim Matthews (IGA), Josh Mann (Rockingham Triathlon Club), Mikey Hosken (Avantiplus Cycles Rockingham) and Luke Matthews (IGA) launch the inaugural Olympic-distance triathlon race.

The race will be held on Sunday, April 15 and racing will get underway at 7am.

In a first for Shoalwater, more than 100 triathletes will swim, ride and run around the beautiful coastline.

Rockingham Triathlon Club president Josh Mann said the race was an eagerly anticipated event.

‘‘We are very excited to have been able to bring this race together,’’ he said.

‘‘It would not have been possible without all the hard work from those at the club and also the assistance of the City of Rockingham and event sponsors Avantiplus Cycles Rockingham, and Safety Bay and Malibu IGAs.

‘‘We really hope this race will become an iconic event for RTC on the local triathlon calendar, showcasing the picturesque Shoalwater Bay.’’

Triathletes will complete a 1.5km swim, a 40km bike ride and then finish off with a 10km run.

There will be prizes, giveaways, information stalls and sausage sizzles on offer for competitors and spectators alike.

‘‘The race serves as an ideal lead-up for the Busselton Half Ironman Triathlon in May while also providing those just getting into the sport a longer event in which to challenge themselves,’’ Mann said.

‘‘We look forward to a great day of racing.’’

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