Triathlon, then reffing: Steve?s a real ironman



GLADSTONE triathlete Steve Kanowski just keeps on going. Kanowski won the Frenchville Frogs Triathlon Club's race at Rydges Capricorn Resort yesterday morning after competing in the previous weekend's Australia Ironman, which consisted of a 3.8km swim, 180km ride and 42km run.

Yesterday Kanowski only had to cover a 750m swim, 20km ride and 5km run, crossing the finish line in 1:10.29 ahead of Tannum Sands' Mike Dunstan (1:12.17) and Yeppoon's Peter O'Shaughnessy (1:12.58).

He then hit the road back to Gladstone to referee two rugby league games at 1pm and 3pm.

"I've felt better,'' said Kanowski, after his hectic day.

"Today's race definitely went quicker than last weekend (11plus hours) ? all day I've been saying 'At this time last weekend I was at this stage of the marathon'.''

Kanowski will compete for a third straight weekend in a 1.5km swim, 40km ride and 10km run at Geelong on Sunday.

"Hopefully the body should be fine. I definitely prefer the Olympic-distance races.''

In the women's race, Rockhampton's Haylee Ford (1:14.10) led from start to finish, winning from Rockhampton's Sonya Murphy (1:17.45) and Gladstone's Petro Kuiper (1:18.23).

About 60 people lined up for yesterday's race with the next event on April 30.



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