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Jordan Mercer defends world title at ISA World SUP champs

Jordan Mercer claimed the the long distance paddleboard title at Peru.
Jordan Mercer claimed the the long distance paddleboard title at Peru. ISA / Michael Tweddle

NOOSA Heads teenager Jordan Mercer has defended her long distance paddleboard title at Peru.

The 19-year-old finished the 22km race at Miraflores in a time of three hours, 23 seconds to narrowly beat South Africa's Anna Notten by 27 seconds.

Peruvian Rocio Larranaga was a further 28 minutes adrift in third place.

It was a remarkable turnaround from Mercer, who just three days earlier finished second in the final round of a gruelling Telstra Ironwoman Series at Noosa Heads.

Team Australia experienced a dominant day at the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship, with Jamie Mitchell (men's stand-up paddleboard) and Brad Gaul (men's paddleboard long distance) also claiming victories.

Conditions were very challenging for the competitors.

"The athletes faced very challenging conditions with a dense fog, but they fought through and put on an amazing show," ISA President Fernando Aguerre said.

More in Friday's Sunshine Coast Daily.

Topics:  jordan mercer, paddleboarding, peru



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