Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Lance Laces Up for 20th Time

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Lance Laces Up for 20th Time

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Byline: Scott Sawyer Scott.Sawyer@scnews.com.au

NOOSA TRIATHLON

Part of the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival

Features a 1.5km swim, 40km ride, 10km run on Sunday.

Attracts about 8000 competitors

MULTISPORT: What keeps you going after 20 years of Noosa Triathlon competition?

For Lance Taylor it's all about the three Bs.

Bragging rights, banter and beers.

He said he and a few mates had a healthy rivalry going, the winner of the group guaranteed not to have to dig into his wallet for the post-race cleansing ales and able to rub in the victory to the rest for the next 12 months.

"There's a lot of banter with the mates," Taylor said.

The Aussie World corporate services manager was heading into his 20th Noosa Triathlon this year.

He went close to notching up 20 in a row too, only missing two in the sequence.

He'll be in the 55-59 years age group and is aiming for a time of about 2:30.

If he can stick close with the swim he'll be right in the mix and Taylor said he loved the run leg at Noosa, the atmosphere and the crowd getting behind the runners, even spraying them with sprinklers and hoses. …

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