Hervey Bay triathlete Christian Wilson is on his way to the top.
Hervey Bay triathlete Christian Wilson is on his way to the top. Alistair Brightman

Christian Wilson tri-ing his best

CHRISTIAN Wilson dreams of wearing the green and gold of Australia in an Olympic Games triathlon one day.

That dream may very well turn into reality if the 13-year-old Xavier College student keeps going the way he is.

He’s already the best in the state in triathlon in his age group and second best in Australia and he’s got no intention of slowing down.

Wilson wants to go all the way to the top and he’s determined to do it but that doesn’t mean he’s only concentrating on triathlons – far from it.

Just look at what the talented young athlete will be doing in Tasmania later this week.

He’ll be on Queensland duty but not in triathlon – Wilson will run the 1500m during the Australian Primary Schools Track and Field Championships in Hobart.

You could say that’s an event he’s pretty good at.

This year he won the Fraser District title in the event and backed that up by finishing second in the Wide Bay titles and fourth in the Queensland ones.

He also finished in the same placings in another event – cross country.

With form like that, it comes as no surprise that the modest Wilson, a member of the Queensland triathlon development squad, has been presented with the Wide Bay Queensland School Sport Future State Greats award for the year.

There are only 20 awarded state-wide annually to primary and secondary school students, usually one primary student and one secondary student from each sporting region.

But where does Wilson get his talent from?

Is it in the family?

Mum Lorraine said it certainly wasn’t from her side of the family.

“I liked hockey because I liked the stick,” she laughed.

“Saying that, I did do a bit of swimming when I was younger but I was never as good as Christian is though.

“He’s just a natural talent and we are so very proud of him.”



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