The presence of multiple Olympian Craig Mottram inspired competitors to greater heights at the Break O'Day Community Triathlon in St Helens on Sunday.
About 120 competitors vied for the prize money and gifts worth $7000 around Georges Bay.
Jonte Armitstead had a terrific day winning both the junior and overall categories while Sarah Hardy won her first women's title after being placed for the last two years.
Organiser Barry LeFevre said Mottram was impressed with the weekend's events.
"He supported the trystar children on Saturday encouraging them all the way," he said. "Afterwards he spoke about elite running, training, diet and preparation to those who entered the fun run.
"At Sunday's events he met athletes and local identities, had many photos taken and motivated all present.
"It was wonderful to have someone of Craig's reputation involved and his presence as greatly appreciated by all."
Results: SPRINT - male 1 Jonte Armitstead, 2 Blair Tunevitsch, 3 Andrew Rolls; female 1 Sarah Hardy, 2 Lisa Albinus, 3 Georgia Shepherd; junior male Jonte Armitstead; junior female Ebony Rainbow; team winner Fairbrother.
ENTICER - male 1 Tristan Sculthorpe, 2 Seth Armitstead, 3 Oliver Hunt; female 1 Rachel Horsham, 2 Chloe Jordan, 3 Jo Woodbury; team winner Blondies.
Meanwhile, further north around the coast, Bridport was hosting the Surf Life Saving Tasmania masters championships at the weekend.
A total of 35 masters athletes from eight clubs competed.
Preliminary points results were: 1st Bridport 549, 2nd Burnie 292, 3rd Carlton Park 289, 4th Devonport 162, 5th Port Sorell 154, 6th Ulverstone 118.5, 7th Somerset 43, 8th Clifton Beach 40.5.