After a strong swim Emma's rivals never looked like catching her, crossing the finish line with a 1 min gap between her and her nearest competitor.
Emma's comments after the race:
“My nature is to always go out hard but I guess the choppy conditions played into my favour - I do come from a surf background and I was able to take an advantage of that.
I wasn’t going out on to the bike to try and gain ground I was just trying to hold it and see what happened, if the field court me they court me but I just got stronger which was really nice to see and to have any lead ahead on the run is a bonus and I was able to hang on till the end.
“I haven’t been doing triathlon for very long and last weekend (when I was fourth in the Mooloolaba World Cup) was my favourite result so far in my career but this is equal to it and to gain an Elite and Under 23 Australian title and against a field that includes Gillian Backhouse who is a great competitor, is certainly satisfying.”
We can not wait until Emma's next race!