Nepean Triathlon retrospective – the 1990’s

Following 1990, the Nepean Triathlon continued to build its popularity in the professionals ranks plus attracting a growing number of ‘recreational’ triathlon competitors. There were a number of highlights through the 1990’s including:

  • 5 time back to back winner Tim Bentley (1992-1996)
  • Emma Carney takes out the women’s field in 1993 launching into world class triathlon career
  • Future Ironman world champions, Chris McCormack and Craig Alexander competed in 1995 but were pipped at the post by Tim Bentley and Chipmunk Slater
  • Run leg being cut from 12km to 10km in 1996
  • One of the closest finishes in 1997 with Penrith local Trent Chapman beating 5 time winner Tim Bentley by 4 seconds
  • Event moved in 1999 to the new Olympic Regatta Centre and course distances locked in at 1/30/10 which it remains to this day




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