Gold Coast half Ironman - Brit's 2-up

Well the imports did surprisingly good... Now the question is what has this done for their speed and efforts to get Commonwealth places in the St Kilda Triathlon, Australia, on October 15th??

The following is reported on "The Age" website, an Australian paper qouting an Australian Associated Press Pty Limited (AAP) wire report.

Britain's Paul Amey and Liz Blatchford have beaten the local hopes to notch resounding wins in the first Gold Coast Half Ironman at the Coomera Waters Village and Resort.

Amey, the winner of last weekend's World Duathlon Championships, completed the course in 3 hours, 54 minutes and 15 seconds. Gold Coast-based Luke McKenzie finished second, two minutes and 15 seconds behind Amey, while Peter Jacobs of NSW came third.

Compatriot Blatchford dominated the women's field, setting up the win with a blistering swim leg. She finished in 4:15:11 to beat home Angela Milne and Rebecca Preston.


The Australian has a longer report.
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[For whats its worth this is another conspiracy theory post]

Many people were disgusted when the BTA web site didn't include a single item on the IMUK race and couldn't understand why. Well here we have two WCPP athletes winning races, something the WCPP program at the BTA is never backward about coming forward on.

Yet, here we have nothing but silence.... Can't be that the performance director doesn't know, could it be anything to do with the fact that these races were organised by the WTC and were "long distance" races, even less to do with WCPP programme that winning the Duathlon World Championships!