Brodie finishes Ironwoman series on a high note
FORMER Far North Coast surf lifesaving competitor Brodie Moir has finished the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ironwoman series in third place.
Moir came fifth in the final two rounds of competition at North Cronulla Beach in Sydney.
She finished on 88 points overall with Kirsty Higgison second on 98 points and series winner Jordan Mercer 11 points clear on 109.
Mercer put in a superior performance in the eliminators race yesterday.
She won the final round to become only the second generation Nutri-Grain series winner after her father Darren Mercer had won it six times.
Watching on from the beach, Darren Mercer, who also coaches series runner-up Higgison, said he was in a unique position in that it was a "win win" situation and that he was very proud of them both.
"They have worked really hard and seeing Jordan cross the line to take the series was unbelievable but something we have worked toward," he said.
"It's been in our blood for many, many years and it really is a great moment to see another Mercer on the podium."
Meanwhile, former Lennox Head surf lifesaver Tanyn Lyndon completed another season in the ironman competition.
He had his best rounds at Cronulla, finishing ninth and seventh to be 15th overall.
The series was dominated by Shannon Eckstein, who clinched his ninth series win after taking out the fifth round on Saturday.