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Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Ultimate Ocean Challenge At Coolangatta Gold

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold is one of the most challenging endurance races in ocean sports. Made famous by a movie 30 years ago, the Coolangatta Gold is as a tradition in Australia's Gold Coast as the Ironman is in Hawaii.

The iconic event offers a 32.4 km short course and a 41.8 km long courses that combines ocean swimming, beach running, board paddling, and surf skiing in some tough, rough conditions.

Ali Day from Surfers Paradise won in 3 hours 54 minutes with Matt Bevilacqua of Kurrawa Surf Lifesaving Club second in 4 hours 5 minutes 7 seconds and Alex Wright of Alexandra Headland third in 4 hours 5 minutes 9 seconds.

Courtney Hancock of BMD Northcliffe was the top woman, finishing 17th overall in 4 hours 29 minutes followed by Allie Britton of North Burleigh in 4 hours 31 minutes (19th overall) and Rebecca Creedy of Kurrawa Surf Lifesaving Club in 4 hours 36 minutes (21st overall).

Bruckner Chase became the only American to finish this race three times, placing 46th overall and second in the 50+ age group in 5 hours 38 minutes behind Andrew Buhk of Alexandra Headland in 4 hours 55 minutes (29th overall).

There were only 54 finishers who took the ultimate challenge of 23 km of surf skiing followed by 2.1 km of beach running, 3.5 km of ocean swimming, 6.1 km of paddleboarding and a final 7.1 km leg of beach running on Coolangatta Beach.

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