BYRON BAY TRIATHLON RETURNS FOR 26TH YEAR WITH OVER 600 COMPETITORS

More than 600 athletes raced in the Byron Bay Olympic, Sprint Triathlon and Aquathon this morning.

Event Organiser Nicola Farquhar said the weather, holding out for the event after a few last minute changes to the course.

“Bit of an interesting lead into this one as of Thusday we weren’t siure if we were going to have a swim but this morning it hasn’t rained, the water has been beautiful, it was a tough swim I think this morning but it’s just great to be back in Byron again,” said Farquhar.

Lennox Head Ironman World Champion, Tim Reed, came out on top in the Spring Distance – finishing in under an hour.

“I don’t know if I’ll ever fully retire it’s just fun for me to stay fit and go around and obviously being a local race it’s just so easy,” said Reed.

Meanwhile, winners of The Sprint and Aquathon were also crowned State Champions.

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