Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

A Tribute to Zac; Zach Mach Event Is a 100km Race

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

A Tribute to Zac; Zach Mach Event Is a 100km Race

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Nic Falconer

nic.falconer@dailymercury.com.au

ADVENTURE: Zac Roberts was described by many as an extraordinary man. His brother Lachan says he was agreata.

A 100km race, called the Zach Mach Adventure, will be hosted by Mackay Christian College (MCC) to honour Zac Roberts a a former student who died in January this year.

Roberts was an avid adventure racer and loved the challenge, mateship and enjoyment that the sport offered, so it was deemed appropriate to hold such a race to celebrate the life of this outstanding young man.

Younger brother Lachlan, 14, will take part in the race, his first big adventure event.

aIave only done a small one before but this is my first big one,a he said.

aI think Iall go all right, Iam only doing the road race leg but Iam going to try my hardest to finish it.

aIave been training sort of ... done a couple of rides,a he added.

Lachlan said it would be good to remember his brother who, apart from being a good role model, loved taking part in adventure challenges due to the team environment of helping each other through the tough periods. …

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