Triathletes cap superb run

jJUST weeks after capturing the Bendigo Triathlon Club short-course title, Alexander Evans has added to his successful streak.

The 17-year-old was second overall and first in his age group at last weekend's Xterra, Great Ocean Road.

Evans excelled in the 500m swim, 10km mountain bike ride and 5km run.

Throughout summer he won the short-course distance in the Maryborough  and Bridgewater triathlons, and was 9th overall and second in his age group at the Shepparton classic.

The year 12 student at Catholic College Bendigo swims five mornings a week, is the reigning under-17 road champion at Bendigo and District Cycling Club, and coached by long-time athletics coach John Burke.

Bendigo Tri clubmates Sandy Crothers and Nathan Meade also marked great seasons.

Crothers won the club's short-course title - a 200m swim, 7km cycle and 5km run.

In her second season, Crothers achieved back-to-back club championship and aggregate wins.

A long-distance runner for many years, Crothers switched to triathlon after starting swimming and then cycling in her recovery from a back injury.

After a decade away from serious competition, Meade won the club's long-course title Shai O'Brien was the women's long-course champion.   

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