Emma Moffat winning the Open Women's race at the Caloundra Triathlon in February 2009.
Emma Moffat winning the Open Women's race at the Caloundra Triathlon in February 2009. Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Moffatt eyes triathlon title

VICTORY for Emma Moffatt in the world triathlon championship series grand final on the Gold Coast tomorrow will seal the crown for the Beijing bronze medallist.

While excited for Moffatt, national head coach Shaun Stephens' thoughts were also with team-mate Erin Densham, who is battling regular episodes in which her heartbeat races at 250 beats per minute.

But it is Moffatt, 25, who is poised to become Australia's 12th world triathlon champion on her home track.

Moffatt is on 3140 points, ahead of Sweden's Lisa Norden (3020) and Kiwi Andrea Hewitt (2766).

In the men's race today, Australians Brad Kahlefeldt (8th) - who will take pain killing injections for a foot injury - and Courtney Atkinson (10th) will be up against runaway leader Alistair Brownlee of Britain.

Yesterday, Australian favourite James Seear took second place in the under-23s event behind German Franz Loschke.



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