Athletes tested in X-Adventure

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Carly Burmeister and Rhys Thomas.
Camera IconCarly Burmeister and Rhys Thomas. Credit: Chloe Fraser

Thousands of athletes and off-road enthusiasts descended on Dunsborough at the weekend for the annual Dunsborough X-Adventure.

Dunsborough athlete Jess Reynolds crosses the finish line in the long course race.
Camera IconDunsborough athlete Jess Reynolds crosses the finish line in the long course race.

The triathlon tested people’s skills in the ocean, on an off-road track, and on a mountain bike course as competitors took on the race across the weekend.

Brendon Dimmer chases Matt Duncan to the bike transition area.
Camera IconBrendon Dimmer chases Matt Duncan to the bike transition area.

Rowan Brown won the short course competition in a time of 1hr. 19min. 48sec. closely followed by Nick Thompson and Toby Kruger-Le Fort.

Elizabeth Woolard and Gretel De Varona Almira tackle the foreshore run.
Camera IconElizabeth Woolard and Gretel De Varona Almira tackle the foreshore run.

Rachael Smith was the fastest woman across the line and fifth overall in the short course, crossing in a time of 1:29:06 and followed by Suzanne Borrett and Anthea Brown.

In the long course, Brendon Dimmer beat French triathlete Simon Billeau to win in a time of 2:24:21, while Catherine Sterling was quickest for the women, ahead of Kristen Gardner and Dunsborough’s Jess Reynolds.

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