Trio entered for tri ultra test
THREE locals will be at the start line of the epic UM Australia three-day triathlon next May.
Quickly becoming a bucket-list Sunshine Coast event since it was launched in 2015, it includes a 10km swim, 421.1km cycle and 84.3km run over three days.
Buddina chiropractor Carmen Atkinson is making a return after crashing on the first bike leg this year, while Keith Maricich (right) of Trilogy Cycles has again signed up after finishing his first ultra-distance event in 2017.
Noosa Heads accountant Julienne Drysdale (right) will make her UM debut.
This year’s field will feature 35% women, with 50 athletes from all corners of Australia and from various locations around the world.
Among them will be Vaibhav Mopidevi, who, if successful, will become the youngest to ever complete an Ultraman. He turns 18 this year and will only just make the qualification criteria by finishing his first Ironman after his birthday.