Matthews run down at Noosa Tri
MURWILLUMBAH triathlete Paul Matthews took second place at the prestigious Noosa Triathlon yesterday.
Unheralded Queenslander David Dellow claimed victory in 1:46:36, 25 seconds ahead of Matthews, with James Seear third ahead of a star-studded field.
Matthews began the final run leg with a 10-second lead on Dellow followed closely by Seear.
"It was good conditions, a bit windy on the bike and it ended up being really hot on the run, but Dellow was just the best man on the day," Matthews said.
"At the bike turn-around we really picked it up and managed to break away.
"We all put in work on the way back. I was out of T2 (bike to run) first and I was hurting."
"I went out pretty hard on the run to try and make a break but Dellow just came storming home and managed to finish up a bit better than I did."
Third placegetter Seear just didn't have the speed in his legs to keep up with Dellow or Matthews in the final run leg.
"I came off the bike, felt pretty good and thought I could run with these guys," an exhausted Seear said.
"I was trying really hard to keep up with the front-runners.
"They run really strong and I was just caught by Dave and by then I was in a world of pain.
"I just relied on staying fast and I am pretty happy with my result."