Aussies 2023 will go down as one of the best Aussies ever.
With the arena set at beautiful Scarborough Beach, athletes from around the country battled it out across 9 jam-packed days.
The first to hit the beach were the Youth athletes, followed by the Master’s and lastly the Open age group.
Over 2500 competitors gave it their best efforts on the white sands, crystal clear water and heavy shore break.
Let’s take a closer look at how it went for some of our #EngineAthletes.
It goes without saying, Ali Day is all class and needs little introduction. His skills and fitness in the water, professionalism, and dedication away it – has him battling for GOAT ? status.
Winning his third Aussie Ironman Title in a row.
You could tell that this win meant a lot to him as he passionately celebrated with his coach and support crew as he ran through the finishing banner.
It was a fast and tough race from the start with Ali only getting the lead as he went around the string of 9 in the final swim leg.
A remarkable performance, considering less than a month ago he was forced to pull out of the Nutri-Grain Ironman Series final due to a virus and health issues.
It goes to show there’s no stopping him and we couldn’t be more pumped for his return to racing and look forward to him going around the cans again and again and again as he get closer to his mid thirties ?
After a breakout season competing in the KNG Series, the writing was on the wall for Conner Maggs to do something special at Aussies 2023.
‘You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them’. That’s the attitude Newport’s Conner Maggs began the season with and has now well and truly done great things.
Conner has become the first ever U17 athlete to win the board, swim, ski, and ironman in a single Aussies.
He finished Aussies with an amazing 8 gold and a silver medal ?
Rounding us out for impressive performances is Tex Dixon winning the Australian Title in the Open Board race.
‘Making sure everything I do is perfect or as mistake free as possible. I have a desire to achieve and be the best in and out of the water’ is all a part of the preparation that put Tex in the perfect position to make these Aussies one to remember.
A dominant board performance in flat conditions from start to finish – it was a gutsy win that seemed to be a long time coming for the Melbourne born athlete who now trains out of the Surfers Paradise Club.
The win was celebrated perfectly by his Grandma and team mates (https://bit.ly/3ml8fet).