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Australia’s “Other” Emma Steps Up To The Elite Ranks

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Emma Jackson, 19, set to burst onto the pro scene this season.

Being an Australian triathlete of some renown and given her first name, Emma Jackson will always evoke comparisons to Emma Snowsill and Emma Moffatt.

For so long Snowsill and Moffatt have been the standard-bearers for this country’s triathletes.

Snowsill is an Olympic champion and three-time ITU World Champion, while Moffatt is a two-time world champion and ran third behind Snowsill in Beijing.

Then there’s Jackson, known affectionately as the “other Emma”.

She burst on to the scene with a breakthrough win at the 2009 Noosa Triathlon, before going on to claim the 2010 under-23 world championships grand final in Budapest. While still 19, she says she is going into the 2011 season with a view to making the step up to the elite ranks.

Read More: Sunshinecoastdaily.com.au