A hot men’s field is set to take on the Inaugural Mornington Triathlon this Sunday 30 November 2014 in what is set to be fantastic racing conditions on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.
The race will showcase the picturesque Mornington Peninsula region which was the only Australian region recently named as one of the must-see places of 2015 in National Geographic ’s esteemed annual Best of the World list.
Participants and spectators alike will enjoy a weekend full of activities for the whole family, including the Kids TriPups Triathlon, Aquathons for all ages, Open Water Swims - including the Mount Martha Mile, along with the festivals marquee event the Mornington Triathlon which will see close to 500 participants swim 1.9km in Port Phillip Bay, transition to a 90km ride along the Esplanade before finishing with a 21.1km run.
Battling it out for top prize money in the Men’s Open field include World Champion Leon Griffin along with Mitchell Kibby, Lachlan Kerin and Robert Skillman who all prepare to back up after races in less than ideal conditions at Challenge Shepparton. Exciting new comer to long course racing Jamie Huggett will be looking for another podium finish after recently taking 2nd place at Ballarat 70.3. Luke Whitmore also prepares to race again after a respectable 5th and athlete Ryan Bourke steps up from the age group ranks to take on his first Long Distance against top elite athletes.
The course is going to set the scene for an exciting race, with a challenging 4 lap bike and run course.
The Open Men’s race kicks off at 6.10am, followed by Open women and age group waves. All the action can be watched LIVE at www.morningtontriathlon.com.au or join the locals at the spectator hub at Mount Martha Village.
Mens Open Race
Female Open Race
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