Kayla Munson goes from injury to victory

HERVEY Bay's Kayla Munson has won the women's Bargara Sprint Triathlon in a spectacular return from injury that saw her hospitalised.

Yesterday morning Munson crossed the line first in the Bargara race, two months after heat exhaustion prevented her from finishing her state championship race.

Speaking after the race yesterday, Munson said she was "feeling good".

"The race was a little bit difficult," she said.

"There was a girl trying to catch me - she was gaining on me but I had to push it to stay ahead which I was able to do."

Munson will have a few months off from serious competition until the triathlon season returns after winter.

The heat exhaustion in February will see her miss out on racing in the National Schools Triathlon in Hervey Bay this week.

"I won't really do any races but I'll keep the training up for the next season after winter," she said.

Munson said she would compete in the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club races.

The overall winner of yesterday's Bargara Sprint Triathlon cannot wait to come back next year and compete.

Travelling from the Sunshine Coast to participate in the event, Nathan Fitzakerley took first place.

Completing the event in a time of one hour, one minute, and 56 seconds he was over two minutes quicker than Anthony Rule.

Fitzakerley admitted he made a mistake which could have created a larger victory.



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