DYLAN Hill was one of three Tasmanians to finish in the top 15 at the Canberra 70.3 Ironman on Sunday.
Hill, 27, won his 25-29 age group in four hours, seven minutes and 47 seconds and finished eighth overall.
Meanwhile, his Launceston compatriot James Hodge ended up third and Hobart's Hayden Armstrong claimed the 30-34 category and accomplished 13th overall in 4:11.18.
Hill has been competitively tackling triathlons for the past two years and trained hard for what he considered a ``pleasing'' Canberra result.
``I felt quite good heading into it,'' Hill said yesterday.
``My bike and my run were my two strengths on the day and I made a lot of time up on the bike then used my main strength, the run, to finish it off.
Hill completed the 1.9-kilometre swim ninth fastest in his category, moved up six places following the 90.1km ride and brought it home with 1:18.03 in the 21.1km run.
Hill automatically qualified for September's 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship triathlon held in Canada, but said: ``I not sure if I will be going yet''.
Earlier in the year, Hill won the Noosa Olympic distance triathlon and finished third in the Coles Bay half ironman.