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Sport Bevilacqua wins thrilling Coolangatta Gold

13:55  13 october  2019
13:55  13 october  2019 Source:

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The Tasmanian-born Bevilacqua broke Kurrawa Surf Lifesaving Club teammate Matt Poole in the run for home to take out the 41.8km ironman race on the Gold Coast on Sunday.

Bevilacqua finished the event in four hours, six minutes and 19 seconds, with Poole 36 seconds back.

Mermaid Beach's James Lacy came home third.

Poole had snatched the lead on the penultimate surf leg but a friendly moment between the two rivals gave Bevilacqua the inspiration needed to out-run the veteran to the finish line.

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"It was a bit of a script, me and Pooly just side-by-side with two kilometres to go," Bevilacqua said.

"We have trained together for the last eight years, side-by-side three times a day and I was kind of pinching myself just kind of looking at him going, 'you are kidding aren't you?'

"He gave me a friendly bum pat on the way through on the board. He came flying past me, it was encouraging. I was dead at that point.

"I thought it was all over but I put the shoes on, got rid of my arms, I didn't have to use them anymore and switched muscle groups and everything changes."

In the women's race, a decision to ditch her shoes on the final run leg proved a winning call for Noosa's Lana Rogers.

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Caine Eckstein stamped himself the greatest athlete in the history of the gruelling Coolangatta Gold with a record fourth title - his third in a row - winning by more than 15 minutes. His triumph glossed over a huge blunder by veteran Dean Mercer who missed the start of his ninth and last attempt at the 46km

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Hancock led the 7.1km run early before Rogers and Smith took over and started a one-on-one battle for the title.

Having removed her shoes, Rogers passed Smith in the final 100-metre sprint on the Coolangatta beach sand to claim the title.

Smith finished second with Hancock coming home third.

"Through that dry sand I wasn't going to get through that with shoes on, it's just so much easier running in bare feet," Rogers said.

"I managed to get that win and chase down Jemma.

"It's the toughest and most gruelling event ... as an athlete there are three boxes you want to tick, the Nutri-Grain Series, Coolangatta Gold and Australian Ironwoman champion.

"I've managed to do two and I have a lot longer in the series, there is one more to tick."

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