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Greg Welch Makes his Mark

nepean triathlon finishers tshirt 1989

By now, Ironman champions and the Nepean triathlon were building a special link. Louise Bonham and Ironman winner took her second Nepean title. The men’s champ was a young larrikin from Bangor in Sydney, hot off his 3rd place in…

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Elite Competition Hots Up

1987 Nepean Triathlon Article

Sue Turner, one of the first successful triathletes out of Western Australia took the women’s title. In the men’s Greg Stewart took victory which occurred soon after his 3rd placing in the Hawaiian Ironman a couple of months earlier. This…

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Course remains fixed

The race format began to be locked into place at Tench Reserve with a mostly triangular 1km swim in the Nepean river followed a loop course of a 37km cycle to the country town of Wallacia. The run leg remained…

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Bike Racks Introduced

This era saw the ‘toaster’ bike racks become part of the race’s infrastructure. The infamous  heartbreak hill (a 1km dirt fire trail which went straight up the blue mountains escarpment) was taken out of the run course due safety concerns.…

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Dominance of the Cyclists

It wasn’t until December 1983 that the next event was held. The course stayed the same and there were still no bike racks. The race however grew. The now novelty sport ‘Triathalon’ (it took a while to get our current…

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The First Nepean Triathon!

nepean triathlon finishers tshirt 1982

February 1982 saw a group of mates (after seeing the Hawaii Ironman’s TV coverage) put on the first Triathlon in Sydney’s west. There had been events held before in Australia (e.g. 1981 Elouera Endurathon), but the Nepean event was to…

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