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Michelle Wu headlines field for Proximity triathlon

Canberra triathlete Michelle Wu will attempt to back up her Huskisson long-course triathlon triumph with victory in the Proximity business and government event on Saturday.

Wu's early season training has been limited by injury, but she bounced back to her best form to win the half-ironman event by more than 90 seconds.

Wu will headline the field in Canberra, which also boasts several paratriathletes, including Jack Swift, who is using the event as part of his preparations to secure a spot on the Australian team for the Rio Olympic Games next year. Swift competed in the 400 metres and 4x100 metre athletics events at the 2012 Paralympics in London.

ACT sport star of the month Nuru Somi will also race after finishing fourth in Huskisson last weekend, and will compete against her brother Daudi.

Money raised at the event will be donated to the Indigenous Marathon Project, which is led by marathon legend Robert de Castella – $5 from every entry will be donated to the program.

The Proximity Triathlon starts at 6am on Saturday at Rond Terraces.