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September 10, 2009: Five Famous Faces, and a Foot…

Five of the World’s top triathletes met the press today, on the eve of the ITU Dextro Energy Triathlon World Championships.  Left to Right; Courtney Atkinson (AUS), Alistair Brownlee (GBR), Maik Petzold (GER), Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) and Javier Gomez (ESP). Click any one of the thumbnails (below) to enlarge, then scroll.

 

September 9, 2009: ITU World Aquathlon Champs, Gold Coast Australia

Fast and Furious!  The Aquathlon launches the action at this week’s ITU Dextron Energy World Triathlon Champs on Australia’s Gold Coast. Click any one of the thumbnails (below) to enlarge, then scroll. More photos under ‘Continue Reading’

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July 5, 2009: Gold Coast Marathon…

‘Fitness in Numbers’ entered a team of 13 in the 10km event at today’s Marathon… it wasn’t easy finding all of them in the crowd – but they ALL returned PBs!  There were also 2 in the 5km event – and 2 ran in the Half Marathon. Click any one of the thumbnails (below) to enlarge, then scroll. More photos under ‘Continue Reading’

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June 3, 2009: Switch Baiting at Bowling Green… Photo Story

LOCATION:  Australia, QLD, Townsville, Cape Bowling Green & Wider Reefs. On board Reel Chase with Cpt. Jim Dalling. Angling team: Ken & Gary Douglas, John Polson and Coach Anne Dalling.

BACKGROUND…

A photo story written in late 2004 for a Fishing Website featuring game (black marlin) fishing.  There were three specific tasks within the story brief; test a new rod and reel combination – attempt to explain the scoring system used by game anglers – and attempt to catch a black marlin on a light tackle spinning rig…  We had sophisticated digital SLR cameras on board but (ironically) the three best marlin pictures of this trip were taken on a little Pentax ‘point and shoot’.

THE STORY…

It had long been my ambition – to catch a marlin on a spinning reel.  Light tackle – switch & pitch – all adds to the adrenalin rush of catching these wonderful fish… but I’m getting ahead of the story! Click any one of the thumbnails (below) to enlarge, then scroll. More photos under ‘Continue Reading’

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May 17, 2009: Noosa Blue Water Swim…

A pod of 6 dolphins kept the crowd entertained as the first swimmers approached the last buoy. I think they were dolphins… Thomas Evans, Marcus Hall and Brenden Hall (Paralympian) are the first three to hit the beach – only a short run to the finish… Thomas Evans wins 20-29 category in 25:30 – Marcus Hall wins 13-15 category in 25:32. Brenden Hall approaches the chute – Jack Burnham chasing… Brenden Hall – 30 metres to go, falls – 2m short of the line. Jack Burnham closes, Brenden LEAPS in the air – leaves his crutches – and hops for the line. Jack finishes second in 13-15 category in 25:59 – Brenden Hall 3rd in 13-15 category in 26:00. More on Brenden Hall here

I got caught up in the sheer ‘guts’ of this effort – forgot the camera – and applauded… totally missed Adrian van der Zant, 2nd in 20-29 in 27:03. I turn back to the race… There’s a familiar face – already in the chute – rip off 10 shots –  and actually get one in focus… John Polson takes 3rd place in 20-29 category in 27:40. Don’t know why he’s puffed – he’s not taking the pictures…

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May 9, 2009: Byron Bay Triathlon…

13 Pros started – results below. Faces in the crowd… John Polson, showing his disdain for the camera and Coach Chris Laing from Science of Sport, getting ready for the teams event. He can coach – but he can’t spell… Click any one of the thumbnails (below) to enlarge, then scroll. More photos under ‘Continue Reading’

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May 3, 2009: Triathlon International Noumea – Caisse d’Espargne

Our thanks to Nicolas Favan in Noumea for these pictures, we will concentrate on Australian & NZL competitors. Most of these pix were shot in vertical format, and are cropped here, purchases will be supplied in full frame. So, where was our man while all this was happening? Nicolas found him, sitting in the gutter, muttering something about a valve extender (see last image). Click any one of the thumbnails (below) to enlarge, then scroll. More photos under ‘Continue Reading’.

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April 16, 2009: Ukrainian ‘Supernova’ Training on the Gold Coast…

Yuliya Sapunova, Ukrainian Olympic Triathlete, training with Australian Olympian Brad Kahlefeldt, this afternoon. They are training under Coach Chris Laing at Science of Sport. Click any one of the thumbnails (below) to enlarge, then scroll.

March 29, 2009: Mooloolaba Triathlon…


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March 1, 2009: Gold Coast Triathlon…


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