England wins fifth Tannum triathlon



MICHAEL England wrote his name into the history books after winning a fifth Tannum Fun Triathlon at Millennium Esplanade yesterday.

The 22-year-old produced an awesome display to win the long-course event in a great time of 1 hour, 11 minutes, 35 seconds (1.11:35).

England's nearest rival, Steve Kanowski finished six minutes behind in second, while Peter O'Shaughnessy came third. England was rapt with his fifth title victory, saying his performance was one of his better ones.

'The win was a good win for me, it is great to win for the fifth time,'' England said.

'My run leg was the best thing of the day, I am over the moon with that.'

England, who used the event as a lead-up to next month's popular Noosa Triathlon, added the history associated with the Tannum Tri was a big motivation for him.

'Having grown up around this event it is great to be a five-time winner,'' he said.

'To see the guys like John Noort and Greg McDiarmid here, who really started the tradition here is excellent.

'Even though I am older now, I still look up to those guys and love competing at Tannum,' he said.



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