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Canberra triathletes' torture test

Records tumbled as more than 400 competitors put their bodies through the ultimate endurance test at the Sri Chinmoy Triple Triathlon around Canberra on Sunday, November 4. The three-person men’s team of Oliver Bourne, Dylan Cooper and Bajim Armstrong completed the 150-kilometre course in a record time of eight hours, nine minutes and 10 seconds. Brooke James, Michaela Watts and Sarah Richardson were just as impressive in breaking the women’s three-person record, crossing the line in 10h 18min. The event has swims in Canberra’s three major lakes — Lake Burley Griffin, Lake Ginninderra and Lake Tuggeranong — and includes mountain biking and running legs on Black Mountain, Mount Majura, Mount Ainslie, Mount Stromlo and Red Hill.