Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Hurst Keen for Youngster to Take Ironman Series Ky Keen for Ali to Have His Day

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Hurst Keen for Youngster to Take Ironman Series Ky Keen for Ali to Have His Day

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Byline: STEELE TAYLOR steele.taylor@scnews.com.au

IRONMAN ROUND 5

K Hurst 1, H Dougherty 2, C Eckstein 3, S Eckstein 4, Z Holmes 5, A Day 6, M Poole 7, T Trembath 8, C Jones 9, P Clayton 10.

SURF LIFESAVING: Ky Hurst claimed his second victory of the summer at Coolum Beach yesterday before expressing his desire to see Ali Day win the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Series.

Hurst, who beat Hugh Dougherty in a sprint finish, believed a series victory to Day would inject new life into the sport.

C[pounds sterling]I think we need, this season more than any other, a new face, a fresh face,C[yen] Hurst said of the 21-year-old Mooloolaba ironman whose series lead was reduced to five points yesterday.

C[pounds sterling]He speaks well and has a good head on his shoulders.

C[pounds sterling]There's not an arrogant streak in him, he's super humble and shows so much respect. I really do hope for his sake and the series that he can get up and win the series.C[yen]

Hurst, 30, said Day (pictured) was marketable and presented the perfect image for ironman

C[pounds sterling]I like Ali a lot. I think he's a top bloke. I think he's a fairly good-looking dude as well. I think he's good for the series to have around,C[yen] he said.

Day finished sixth in yesterday's round-five pursuit event but his nearest rival in the series, Caine Eckstein, snared third place to halve the deficit between the two heading into the final round at Noosa Heads on Sunday.

And with Day battling a leg complaint, the series is set for a showdown.

C[pounds sterling]It's still pretty good hanging on to the black jersey but they are catching me,C[yen] Day said.

C[pounds sterling]I think they'll probably get me by next round.

C[pounds sterling]They got five points off me this round Co we might even draw the series.C[yen]

Day showed some fight in yesterday's final after struggling through the individual events. …

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