The Australian Duathlon Championships have closed out the Victorian Duathlon Series, with a packed-out field taking to the course on Sunday.
Levi Maxwell dominated the field to take out the Men's Open in 54:35, a comfortable two minutes ahead of 2nd and 3rd place finishers, Troy Whittington and Kurt Fryer, to claim the title of Men's Open National Duathlon Champion.
In the Female Open it was a completely different story, with Grace Thek and Amanda Wilson battling it out for top spot for most of the morning. Thanks to an excellent bike leg and smooth transition, Thek was able to secure a narrow lead heading into the final run to hold off Wilson and take the Female Open National Duathlon Champion title. Emma Hogan rounded out the top three, finishing with a time of 1:08:07.
In the Male Multiclass Sprint category, Harry Mezger blitzed the field to finish in a very competitive time of 1:14:05 and become the first Male National Multiclass Duathlon Champion, with Monty Cooper and Andre Ascui taking home 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Chloe Turner took out the Female Multiclass Sprint category in a time of 1:27:08 to take out the title of Female National Multiclass Duathlon Champion, with Montana Whiteley taking home second in a time of 1:41;07.
Geelong Performance Coaching's Clint Pickin cruised to a win in the Men's PTS4 in a time of 1:08:15 to claim the National PTS4 Duathlon Champion title.
In the Dash, Alistair Strutt was the fastest male finisher with a time of 32:27, with Lucinda Rouke crossing the finish line as the fastest female in a time of 33:45. Cameron Marshall and Georgia Powning were the fastest multiclass competitors across the line in their respective categories, with Marshall finishing in 38:34 and Powning in 42:33.
Triathlon Victoria would like to thank the Victorian Government for their support of the event as part of the Significant Sporting Events program, as well as Triathlon Australia for their support in hosting the Australian Duathlon Championships.