Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

LO­CALS and vis­i­tors lined the north­ern end of Macrossan St on Sun­day as the first of the Ironman rid­ers showed up just af­ter 11 am. The crowds cheered them on and many of the ath­letes nod­ded their ap­pre­ci­a­tion, while care­fully ne­go­ti­at­ing the turn­around which eas­ily claims tired or sloppy rid­ers. Ahead of them was the jour­ney back to Cairns – and back again to Port. Well done to all the com­peti­tors, they cer­tainly earned the re­spect of those wit­nessed their ef­forts.

The tricky Port Dou­glas

Scott Sta­bles, Do­minique Hen


Kyle Smidt and Kheana Long en­joy­ing the ac­tion

Lisa Brown with

Jack, Patt and

Jen and Rian Cope with Luna

Juanita Barter of Team Car­ling pow­er­ing on

Ella Picker and Lach­lan Bol­well

Aussie Sarah Crow­ley, the first woman in the race to make it to Port, went on to win the women's Ironman

Ge­orge and Rhi­an­non Bousou­nis


Last year's Ironman win­ner Tim van Berkel came third this time

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