Trigg wins on home soil
HAMILTON Island resident Andy Trigg was the fastest local to compete in the Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon on the weekend.
It was Trigg's third time entering the annual event.
"I was first in my age group, seventh overall and third non-professional over the line," he said.
"I've never had a podium before."
By day Trigg is the island's general manager of engineering and property services.
"I'm very proud that for a little island we can train and live and work together," he said.
"To win today was excellent."
Trigg shared the podium on Saturday with three-time world champion Ironman Craig Alexander, who competed in the team category for the race.
Alexander said it was the island community and atmosphere that drew him to the event.
"I wouldn't say it's a holiday race - it's a hard race," he said.
"It's not just a boring flat course [and] it's not every day you get to ride on a runway either."
"I'd absolutely love to come back and I'd love to bring the kids up.
"It's a very family friendly race, which is a huge attraction to [wife] Nerida and I."