TRIATHLON: Noosa's Kim Beckinsale has won her age group race at the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship at the Snowy Mountains.
Beckinsale, a renowned local adventure racer and endurance specialist, claimed victory in the 45/49 women's division in 3hrsn55sec.
She hit the line with a considerable lead.
Held at Lake Crackenback, the event featured a 1500m swim, a 30km ride on grippy singletracks and a 10km run with pinchy climbs and descents.
"The course out there today was lightning fast - perfect conditions, everything went really well," she told media.
Beckinsale is amid a host of Coast triathletes at the event.
Many of them are Noosa Tri Club members.
"It (the win) feels really special, we've had a big week at Noosa coaching and training for this week," she said.
Beckinsale started off-road racing more than a decade ago and has developed a real passion for it.
"It's the environment, were out in the bush seeing the best, beautiful landscape in the world and (we) go to the most beautiful spots in the world to race," she said.
"I think you just get to be amongst nature and breath fresh air, that's what makes it really special.".
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