Shark sighting disrupts triathlon
PERTH, Australia - Nearly 100 swimmers at a triathlon in Western Australia were ordered out of the water on Sunday after a shark was spotted during the Ironman 70.3 event in Busselton, about 200 kilometres south of the capital Perth.
Most of the individual competitors in the ironman event had already completed their 1.9-kilometre swim when the shark was spotted. But those who remained in the water were ordered out by Surf Life Saving Western Australia personnel and the beach was closed.
Triathlon WA executive director Peter Minchin said the team event, which began about 90 minutes later, was reduced to a duathlon — cycling and running.