The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORT -

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.

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