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Australia’s Leon Griffin and Madeline Oldfield beat out a tough field of early-season racers to take home the top shares of the $10,000 prize purse available at this weekend’s Falls Creek Long Course Triathlon in Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia.
Sitting at around 5,000 feet at the peak, Falls Creek is subject to swift weather changes and climate extremes. This was the talk pre-race and the conditions from Friday and Saturday must have put a tremble into the field. Weather aside, this race too must have held some trepidation for the competitors with an undulating course and a 20km trail run for the last leg. But the Supersprint team went out on a limb and stuck to their course plan and what they created was something that will become a treasured asset on the triathlon calendar. Why? Because it is a tough race. You don’t cruise around the roads of Falls Creek. It’s a stand up, bare knuckle fight to the end that leaves athletes exhausted, but content.