The 2019 Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships have been run and won on the Gold Coast, with Kurrawa’s Tanyn Lyndon and Noosa’s Lana Rogers securing their first state iron titles and Northcliffe taking out a 15th straight win in the overall point score.
The Championships saw more than 1,700 surf lifesavers from across the state line up at Broadbeach across three days of fast and furious action.
In the ironman, Kurrawa’s Tanyn Lyndon held off the likes of Matt Bevilacqua, Matt Poole, and Ben Carberry over the ski, board, and swim to win his first Queensland title.
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The 27-year-old dug deep in the dying stages of the final swim leg before charging up the beach to seal victory.
Meanwhile, a commanding swim leg saw Noosa’s Lana Rogers come from behind to win her first Queensland ironwoman title.
The reigning Australian champion gave up an early lead to Northcliffe’s Danielle McKenzie, but clawed her way back as the race progressed to take out top honours.
McKenzie finished in second place, with club-mate and defending champion Courtney Hancock taking the bronze.
In the overall point score, Northcliffe finished on 524 points to take out its 15th straight title ahead of Alexandra Headland (359 points) and Currumbin (332 points).