Car­ling grabs his first vic­tory of the sea­son

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

PORT Dou­glas triath­lete Nick Car­ling recorded a com­fort­able vic­tory in his first race of the sea­son. Car­ling only de­cided to take part in the Cairns Crocs Triathlon Club Duathlon in mem­ory of friend Tanya Roneberg who was killed while cycling in Cairns re­cently. The race was ini­tially sup­posed to be a triathlon but with stinger sea­son still in swing the race was changed to a run, ride, run. Around 200 com­peti­tors of all ages and abil­i­ties turn­ing out to have a crack and Car­ling took off strong with a good lead head­ing into run to bike tran­si­tion af­ter the 3km run. A turn­around er­ror on the bike cost him time in the 20km leg and he trailed the leader by 23 sec­onds head­ing into the fi­nal run.

Car­ling com­fort­ably reeled him in on the 4.5km run to com­plete the course in 55 min­utes 30 sec­onds. He will com­pete in the Gold Coast Half-Marathon and Townsville Half-Marathon be­fore tak­ing on the world’s best in the Iron­man 70.3 world cham­pi­onships in Las Vegas in Septem­ber.

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