Shark sight­ing dis­rupts triathlon

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

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.

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