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The Sunshine Toyota Alex Unbreakable as part of the Coolangatta Gold Festival
For all the final results from today’s racing on the Sunshine Coast head to – https://www.multisportaustralia.com.au/races/the-unbreakable-2020
2:45 PM – Open Female Finish
Reigning Coolangatta Gold Champion Lana Rogers takes the win in the inaugural Sunshine Toyota Alex Unbreakable as part of the Coolangatta Gold festival, while Danielle McKenzie stormed ahead to out-run fellow club mate Georgia Miller to take out second place with Gerogia in third.
2:25 PM – Open Female Swim to Run
It has come down to the 2018 and 2019 Coolangatta Gold champions as Lana Rogers takes the lead just in front of Georgia Miller, with just 3.5km to decide the winner. Who will become the inaugural women’s champion of the Alex Unbreakable?
2:25 PM – Open Male Finish
Cory Taylor closes the gap between himself and Matt Bevilacqua, but it’s not enough to hedge out the 2019 Coolangatta Gold Champion, as he crosses the line to takeout the inaugural Sunshine Toyota Alex Unbreakable as part of the Coolangatta Gold Festival.
2:20 PM – Open Male Swim to Run
Only 3.5km stands between Matt Bevilacqua and the finish line, with Bevvy taking the lead into the run leg with Taddy McDonnell and Cory Taylor still in second and third.
2:15 PM – Open Female Board to Swim
Danielle McKenzie has been able to maintain her good lead on the board heading into the swim which she will need with Lana and Georgia just following behind. Lana takes a lead in front of Georgia for the swim, but both are dominant swimmers and this leg could be the difference between The Alex Unbreakable Champion for 2020 and second place.
2:00 PM – Open Male Board to Swim
2019 Coolangtta Gold champion Matt Bevilacqua has taken the lead in the board leg with Surfers Paradise Taddy McDonnell in second and Corey Taylor following in third.
1:45 PM – Open Female Ski to Board
Danielle McKenzie jumps off the ski to take the lead ahead of Georgia Miller and reigning Coolangatta Gold Champion Lana Rogers in third.
1:40 PM – Open Male Ski to Board
The first males have finished off their 8km ski paddle from Mudjimba to Alex with James Porter, Taddy McDonnell and Matt Bevilacqua that came across the line first into the 3km board leg.
1:25 PM – Female START
The Open Females were off the beach next with a host of Ironwoman dominating the field in wild and windy conditions.
1:00 PM – START
The Open Males are off for the first 8km of their 16km race, with the first leg from Mudjimba to Alex Headland SLSC.
Coolangatta Gold at Bate Bay
For the full results from today’s race head to – https://www.multisportaustralia.com.au/races/coolangatta-gold-at-bate-bay-2020
11:35 AM – Open Female Finish update
Emily Doyle keeps her lead as she takes out Silver in front of local Carla Papac who finishes up in third.
11:32 AM – Open Male Finish update
Newport’s Jackson Borg takes out second while Cronulla local Jay Furniss comes in third.
11:30 AM – Open Male Finish
Charlie Verco takes out the Men’s inaugural title for the Coolangatta Gold at Bate Bay! Charlie was the favourite today to win if he could hold on through the ski and swim and stay within the top three for the board until he had a chance to use his strong run leg to storm home.
11:25 AM – Open Female Finish
Lizzie Welborn from Newport SLSC has taken out the women’s Coolangatta Gold at Bate Bay! The Nutri-Grain Ironwoman Champion couldn’t be touched once she made her break away move at the beginning of the board leg and put over 200m between herself and second and third.
11:05 AM – Open Female board into run
Emily Doyle and Carla Papa are neck to neck out of the water and into the run. It will be a tight finished for second and third. Wanda locals Britney Pierce and Tayla Puskaric following in fourth and fifth place.
11:05 AM – Open Male board into run
Jackson Borg and Charlie Verco lead out of the swim, with Jay Furniss hanging on just behind. It’s going to be a tight race to the finish for the males with Verco having a little more power in his run than Borg and Furniss.
11:00 AM – Open Female board into run
Lizzie Welborn looks like she has this in the bag! She has put at least 300m between herself and second and third and is first out of the water into 5.5km beach run. If Lizzie can maintain a steady pace through the run, she has all but won the inaugural Coolangatta Gold at Bate Bay.
10:55 AM – Open Male board update
It’s neck to neck for the males with just under half of the board leg to go. Jay Furniss, Jackson Borg and Charlie Verco are still the top three to beat.
10:50 AM – Open Female board update
Lizzie Welborn has gained at least 200m on Emily Doyle and Carla Papac and is on the home stretch back to Wanda SLSC into the 5.5km run leg.
10:35 AM – Open Male swim into board
Jay Furniss makes up ground in the swim to take the lead into the 4.5km board leg. Jackson Borg and Charlie Verco were second and third into the board. Charlie Verco is a favourite to win as an Aussie 2km Beach Champ, if he can hold on in front through the the board leg.
10:30 AM – Open Female swim into board
Lizzie Welborn breaks away on the board putting 100m between herself and clubmate Emily Doyle, who has Carla nipping her heels.
10:20 AM – Open Female swim update
Newport SLSC’s Emily Doyle leads the swim leg 100m from the beach with Lizzie Welborn hot on her heels and Carla Papac not far behind.
10:05AM – Open Male ski to swim transition
Five paddlers break away just before the final 300m to the beach, with Noah Havard, Jackson Borg and Charlie Verco leading into the swim, closely followed by Jay Furniss and Will Budd.
10:00 AM – Open Female ski to swim transition
Carla Papac sprints through the archway to lead the pack going into the 2.5km swim quickly followed by Lizzie, Georgia and Britney Pierce.
9:55 AM – Open Female ski update
500 metres out from the transition to the swim a group of three have broken away with Georgia Sinclair, Carla Papac and Lizzie Welborn leading the charge.
9:40 AM – Open Male ski update
As the men crossed back in front of Wanda SLSC heading north for the final dash of the Ski leg, seven sat in the leading group with Jay Furniss and Jackson Borg in the pack.
9:30 AM – Open female ski update
As the women head back from Cronulla and head north of Wanda SLSC, six women are in the font with Newport SLSC’s Lizzie Welborn and Emily Doyle part of the pack.
Wanda sisters Elyssa and Britney were not far behind with only 100m separating them and the front six.
8:45 AM – START
The open females were first off the beach with a 12.5km paddle to Hungry Point, Point Hacking and with Carla Papac taking the lead.
Open males were off the beach next with a slow start for local Cronulla SLSC favourite Jay Furniss slow off the beach but quickly taking the lead as the pack turned the cans at Cronulla.