The stunning season of Tasmanian triathlete Cameron Wurf continued with a sixth podium which qualifies him for the next world titles.
Hobart’s 35-year-old former Olympic rower and elite cyclist also recorded two top 10 finishes in his other ironman races for the year.
Following on from his bike course record at this year’s worlds in Hawaii, Wurf repeated the feat at Ironman 70.3 Western Australia in Busselton.
He went on to finish second in 7:57:41 behind New Zealand’s South African-born five-time world champ and defending champion Terenzo Bozzone (7:56:00) from a field of 1015.
Wurf was placed fourth after completing the 3.86-kilometre swim in 49:55 before setting a record of 4:07.14 for the 180.25km ride.
Taking a 3:44 lead on to the 42.2km marathon, Wurf ran home in 2:56.30.
“I am in the second year of a project of trying to win in Hawaii and it has been a great progression on last year,” Wurf said on social media.
Speaking to The Examiner last month, he said: “I think I’ve still got a few good years under the hood. I’m 35 and I think I’m still improving.”