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Willian and McShane Triumph at the Oceania Triathlon Cup Busselton

Willian and McShane Triumph at the Oceania Triathlon Cup Busselton

Oceania Triathlon Cup and Oceania Triathlon Para Cup racing headed West to the famous Busselton Festival of Triathlon for the first time in the events history this weekend.

A much-loved event by the wider triathlon community, the SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon entered into its 22nd year.

On Friday, many of Australia's top elite, U23 and junior athletes qualified through Super Sprint Eliminator races , ahead of the Men and Women’s Oceania Triathlon Cup Finals.

 Top-seed Luke Willian maintained his ranking to take gold in the men’s race. The 26 year-old was pushed all the way to the finish line by Lachlan Jones and Kurt Wesley who finished second and third respectively.

 In the female field, Charlotte McShane made it back-to-back wins, taking the tape at the Oceania Triathlon Cup in Busselton.

 The 32 year-old continues her rich vein of form after also securing gold at 2023 Asia Triathlon Cup Subic Bay in the Philippines last weekend. Up-and-comers Jessica Ewart-Mctigue and Ellie Hoitink who rounded out the podium.

 Oceania racing returned on Sunday with a a number of highly-ranked Australian para-athletes take the start line for the Oceania Triathlon Para Cup.

 The race provided crucial ranking points opportunity ahead of the Paralympic qualification period starting 1 July.

 Nine new Aussie Oceania Cup winners were crowned, with Nige Young (PTWC), Thomas Goodman (PTS2), Liam Twomey (PTS4), David Bryant (PTS5), Sam Harding (PTVI), Sara Tait (PTWC), Grace Brimelow (PTS2), Sally Pilbeam (PTS4), Maggie Sandles (PTVI) who all taking home gold in their respective categories.

 Brant Garvey (PTS2), Hannah MacDougall (PTS4), Josh Riedel (PTS5), John Nolan (PTVI) and Caroline Baird (PTVI) all secured silver medals.

2023 Oceania Triathlon Cup Elite Men - Results
2023 Oceania Triathlon Cup Elite Women - Results
2023 Oceania Triathlon Para Cup - Results