ROGERS’ IRONWOMAN UPSET
QUEENSLAND young gun Lana Rogers yesterday shocked a star-studded field to win a maiden Australian ironwoman title at Perth's Scarborough Beach. Rogers, the daughter of twotime Olympic swimming representative Greg Rogers, overcome the disappointment of finishing sixth in the open surf race to bounce back with victory in the carnival’s blue ribbon event. "It's indescribable, it’s amazing, I'm speechless,” Rogers said.
“It’s so, so, so cool. Everything went according to plan in that race. I tried to stick with them the best I could on that ski because I know it’s not my strongest leg, but swimming is.”
Meanwhile, Kendrick Louis claimed Manly’s first Australian ironman title as he held off Coolangatta Gold champion Ali Day and Shannon Eckstein — the man rated by many as the greatest ironman of all time — to win the men’s crown.