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Matt Burton, Felicity Sheedy-Ryan take out Cable Beach Triathlon 2022 titles

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Professional race podium from left to right Katherin Ryan, Zeke Tinley, Matt Burton, Felicity Sheedy-Ryan, Kate Bevilaqua and Guy Crawford.
Camera IconProfessional race podium from left to right Katherin Ryan, Zeke Tinley, Matt Burton, Felicity Sheedy-Ryan, Kate Bevilaqua and Guy Crawford. Credit: Supplied / Cable Beach Triathlon/Cable Beach Triathlon

Cable Beach was primed for the 2022 Air Kimberley Cable Beach Triathlon over the weekend, with perfect conditions making it an event to remember.

It began on Friday with the second iteration of the 5km dash for cash where runners compete for their share in a $5000 prize pool.

Sam Mileham was the winner in the men’s with a speedy time of 16 minutes and 14 seconds, closely followed by Zeke Tinley and Guy Crawford.

Broome local runner Dan O’Connell running his way into third place in the Open Dash for Cash.
Camera IconBroome local runner Dan O’Connell running his way into third place in the Open Dash for Cash. Credit: Supplied / Cable Beach Triathlon/Cable Beach Triathlon

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In the female race, a new champion was crowned with Felicity Sheedy-Ryan finishing ahead of last year’s winner Kate Bevilaqua and local marathon champion Sarah Ludowici.

The signature event — the Cable Beach Triathlon — was held on Sunday with more than 150 local and visiting entrants in the various distance divisions.

Another strong contingent of professional athletes made their way to Broome, with Matt Burton and Kate Bevilaqua taking the opportunity to race in the heat before heading to the Ironman World Championships in Kona in October.

Adam Tonakie
Camera IconAdam Tonakie Credit: Supplied / Cable Beach Triathlon/Cable Beach Triathlon

Despite being last to exit the water in the swim portion, a masterclass in the bike riding portion saw Matt Burton whiz past his competitors and into first place.

Guy Crawford and Zeke Tinley were second and third, respectively.

In the female race, Felicity Sheedy-Ryan backed up her dash for cash run by taking out the title in her first ever triathlon in Broome.

Kate Bevilaqua finished in second place with Katherin Ryan third.

Master Olympic winner Matt McKay from Mandurah.
Camera IconMaster Olympic winner Matt McKay from Mandurah. Credit: Supplied / Cable Beach Triathlon/Cable Beach Triathlon

Event organiser Jude Millard said despite challenges in making sure the event happened, help from the Shire of Broome and the local community saw the event an overwhelming success.

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