TO COMPETE: Drew Ginn … entered in the Tasmanian Half Ironman Triathlon at Ulverstone next month.Ginn, a member of the famous Oarsome Foursome rowing crew, has joined fellow Olympian Simon Burgess in contesting the Ulverstone event.
Ginn, 30, is a former Australian rower of the year and in August won his second gold medal when he combined with James Tompkins in the men’s pairs in Athens.
By competing in the Tasmanian Half Ironman event on January 9, Ginn will be supporting the KIDS Foundation, which raises money for children recovering from serious injury.
The KIDS Foundation is the official charity for Ironman Australia and last year $60,000 was raised.
¤¤¤ Reigning champion Jason Shortis will stage a seminar in Ulverstone the day before he defends his title in the Tasmanian Half Ironman Triathlon.
The seminar will be held at the Leighland Christian School at 11.30am on Saturday, January 9, and registrations are presently being taken.
Triathlon Tasmania executive officer Kerry Stubbs said the seminar was not restricted to triathletes and anyone with an interest in sport would gain from it.
“Jason’s a fantastic communicator and has a unique way of delivering the message,” he said.
Shortis is recognised as Australia’s best international long course athlete and he won the West Australian ironman in November.
The cost of the seminar is $25 and Shortis will cover all aspects of triathlon, including training, racing, recovery, nutrition and gaining the mental edge.
Information on the seminar can be obtrained on 0402 309 181.
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