SIR JIMMY HILTON

In 2014 he won the Tropical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon in Port Douglas narrowly beating his childhood hero Steve Moneghetti. In his first ever attempt at an Ironman event he finished in under 10 hours, and he has won the last FOUR consecutive Great Pyramid Races. Currently unbeatable in his discipline, his image has…

Ella Goddard-Profiling our Cairns Athletes

  Easily one of the best swimmers to come out of Far North Queensland in a long time, Ella’s list of achievements is impressive. She has demonstrated State and National success in distance swimming, and solidified her dominance in the endurance events with State medals in the IM, Freestyle and distance Butterfly. She has also…

Jacinta Kome-Profiling Cairns Athletes

Watch this super athlete FLY! She might be only 12 years old, but she’s swimming out of her skin at the moment, earning herself a Bronze medal  in the Short Course Queensland Championships 400m IM! Jacinta Kome, has only recently increased her commitment to swimming, and she is getting better and better and better… Club:…

Sam Tress-Profiling Cairns Athletes

  Name: Sam Tress Age: 16 Sport: Swimming Story: Training with Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club at Woree Sports and Aquatic Centre, Sam is a Multi-FNQ Swimming Record Holder and Queensland State Championship Medalist. He is also a Michael Phelps MP- emerging athlete. He competed at this years Australian Age Championships and is currently training for…

Flynn Martin-Profiling Cairns Athletes

  NAME: Flynn Martin AGE: 15 Years SPORT: Swimming CLUB: TAS Swimming COACH: Duncan Todd ACHIEVEMENTS: Flynn, as Runner-up QLD champion in the 100 and 200m Breaststroke short course State Championships, and a Bronze medalist in the 400m Individual medley 2017,  will be competing in the Long Course Qld State Champs in Brisbane in December,…

“I was chewed up and spat out”-Sarah’s post Ironman race analysis will drop your jaw.

I had been “chewed up and spat out”…
They were Intentionally violent…
Saying I was terrified is an understatement…
I was in a lot of pain…
But there was no relief after the climb ended and the road leveled out…
All I could hear, was the dull pounding of feet on the bitumen and the occasional grunts and groans from someone struggling…
All I could see, was a long stretch of never ending undulating highway up ahead, and lava fields on either side…
I was overcome with emotion and just wanted to cry…
“Sarah Thomas, You are an Ironman”