EYES ON STARTER: Left, the field in the swim leg, including Mullumbimby?s own Olympic heroine Petria Thomas, front, await the s
EYES ON STARTER: Left, the field in the swim leg, including Mullumbimby?s own Olympic heroine Petria Thomas, front, await the s

Wilson eclipses the Bay two-hour barrier



BRISBANE'S Dan Wilson eclipsed a top-class field, taking just under two hours to swim 1500m, run 10km and then pedal from Byron Bay to Lennox Head in the 10th annual Byron Bay Triathlon at the weekend.

He joins the rare few to have broken the two-hour barrier, completing the distance in one hour 57.44 minutes.

Second was James Seear, also from Brisbane, in a time of 2:00.07, with third also going to another Brisbane athlete, Dane Robinson.

Pip Taylor, of Lennox Head, won the open women's division in a time of 2:6.39.

The event drew 350 individuals and 120 teams, totalling more than 700 individuals from all corners of the nation.

Wilson and Taylor won $1000 each.

Major sponsor Becton's 'team of champions' included Mullumbimby-born Olympic gold medallist Petria Thomas, cycling world champion and Olympic silver medallist Katie Mactier and Gold Coast marathon winner Pat Carroll, were clear winners of the mixed teams category.

Teams from the Gold Coast won the men's and women's divisions.



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