Three members from HMAS Cairns have travelled the long road to Julia Creek to compete in the annual Dirt ‘n’ Dust Festival Triathlon. The result - a weekend they will not soon forget.
Navy triathletes mixed it with about 2,400 other competitors at this year’s Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns in June.
Navy members of the Australian Defence Force team set fast times during the Ironman Australia Triathlon at Port Macquarie on 7 May.
One of Navy's leading triathletes, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Joel MacAllister, of HMAS Stirling, was fastest sailor across the line in the Military Division in Ironman New Zealand at Taupo in early March.
Twenty Australian Defence Force members competed at the Huskisson Triathlon recently with the Royal Australian Navy contingent hobbling away with bragging rights.
Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Chad Poland has completed the gruelling Coolangatta Gold triathlon, originally won by Queensland legend Grant Kenny and made famous by the film of the same name.
Two members of the Royal Australian Navy have been selected to represent Australia at the ITU Triathlon World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico, on 11-18 September.
The Australian Defence Triathlon Club was well represented by 46 triathletes among 8,500 competitors in the 32nd running of the Noosa Olympic Triathlon, the world’s second biggest triathlon, in early November.
One of Navy's aviators has flown through a previous personal best to finish 18th in her age group at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Chicago.