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Challenge Melbourne – What a day!

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Well another Challenge Melbourne has been run and won… And for another year the Melbourne weather turned it on for athletes and spectators alike! Well done to all athletes who started and finished the race in testing conditions!

We had first timers, PBs, podiums and comebacks on Sunday. Special mention to Miah Franzmann and Coach Jamie Edwards for turning it on and taking wins in their respective age groups. In the process they were also crowned Asia Pacific Half Irondistance champions and Victorian long distance champs – not a bad day!


Racing machine Carl Fannon also took a podium spot in his age group to finish off another great season. Well done also to Bassam Hallack and Sam Friedman for smashing big half ironman PBs. Both looking good for Cairns Ironman in 9 weeks.


Full list of results can be seen below!
Challenge Melb Half

Bassam Hallack, 5.19 – 22min PB!
Jamie Edwards, 4.16 – PB and 1st M25-29 (Asia Pacific Half Irondistance Champ)
Rob Kostadinovic, 5.19
Peter Graham, 5.14 – PB!
Chris Scammell, 4.28 – 7th M35-39
Sam Friedman, 5.06 – 20min PB!
Dennis Neal, 4.34 – 7th M45-49
Carl Fannon, 4.27 – 3rd M40-44
Miah Franzmann, 4.59 – 1st F50-54 (Asia Pacific Half Irondistance Champ)
Rob Gashi, 5.16
Andrew Jordan, 5.50
Cam Atchinson, No time?
Nigel Howard, 5.13 – PB!
Shay McLeod, 4.40


Team: Melissa Phillips (first timer) / Lucas Bell, 5.33

Challenge Sprint

Gabriella Saunders, 2.16
Bethany Colban, 1.49 – 2nd F30-34
Jess Baker, 2.09
Matt Sullivan – 1.29 – 1st M20-24
Jason Sharp, 1.49

beth mode

Luke Harrop Memorial Sprint (no results at time of publishing – but who cares – look how much fun the girls had!)

Jaci Testro / Ruthie Kimpton
Nicole Donegan

gold coast

Run for the Kids

Jacky O’Sulivan, 1.23
Carolyn Heaton Harris, 1.11

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