Yep­poon podium a race tune-up for Casey

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SEARCH­ING for a tough race ahead of Iron­man 70.3 Sun­shine Coast, Bud­erim’s Casey Munro found ex­actly what he was chas­ing at Yep­poon on Au­gust 6.

He fin­ished third be­hind Max Neu­mann and Lind­sey Wall to claim a podium spot in the stan­dard dis­tance event at the Yep­poon Triathlon Fes­ti­val.

Casey was at the pointy end of the field from the start, with Bran­don Copeland and Ma­roochy­dore’s Clay­ton Fet­tell lead­ing in the swim.

Af­ter he bridged the gap in tran­si­tion, Clay­ton was strug­gling on the bike when Casey pushed to the front with Max and Lind­sey but was un­able to stay with them on the run.

It was a good hit-out for Casey ahead of rac­ing on home turf next month for the 70.3, and then tack­ling Iron­man Tai­wan on Oc­to­ber 1.

Here's how the lo­cals fin­ished at Yep­poon:

Casey Munro 1:51:53 (Bud­erim) third open (20:07, 56:01, 35:45).

Clay­ton Fet­tell 1:54:01 (Ma­roochy­dore) fifth open (19:55, 56:13, 37:52).

Seano Clancy 2:04:17 (Sun­rise Beach) first 30-34 male (23:28, 1:02:05, 38:42).

An­nelise Jef­feries (Bud­erim) 2:10:19 fourth open fe­male (26:03, 1:02:58, 41:18).

Bren­dan But­ler 2:14:43 (Mooloolaba) first 20-24 male (29:11, 1:02:22, 43:09).

Da­mon Faint 2:19:38 (Coolum Beach) sec­ond 40-44 male (22:43, 1:04:38, 52:17).

Ja­son Cheshire 2:21:57 (Coolum) third 40-44 male (26:18, 1:05:24, 50:14).

Matthew Coles 2:30:16 (Aroona) eighth 35-39 male (30:28, 1:09:35, 50:12).

Kate Coles (Aroona) 2:35:09 sec­ond 35-39 fe­male (27:13, 1:13:34, 54:22).

Letty James (Bud­erim) 2:42:15 25-29 first fe­male (32:34, 1:14:33, 55:07).

PHOTO: IAIN CURRY

Casey Munro.

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