Lyndon's Iron Will; Rookie Doing the Hard Yards in Elite Series

The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia), February 2, 2012 | Go to article overview

Lyndon's Iron Will; Rookie Doing the Hard Yards in Elite Series


Byline: JOSH SPASARO Sports reporter

TANYN Lyndon is still coming to terms with being a Kellogs Nutri-Grain ironman, but that does not mean he doesn't feel like he belongs on the elite circuit.

Lyndon, formerly of the Lennox Head Surf Lifesaving Club sits in 19th place overall out of 21 with two rounds to go a Coolum on Sunday, February 12 and a week later in Noosa.

The 21-year-old has not yet set the world on fire but he is simply enjoying the experience of his first ever Nutri-Grain ironman campaign.

aI'm having an absolute ball and trying to learn as much as I can off the older guys,a he said.

aIt all still feels surreal having kids come up to you and wanting you to sign things for them.

aI'm still coming to terms with lining up against guys like Caine and Shannon Eckstein and (current overall leader) Alastair Day.a

Make no mistake though, Lyndon has a right to be in such company.

aZane Holmes (who is fifth overall) trains with me at Northcliffe and he's taken me under his wing,a he said.

Along with his vast potential, Lyndon's fighting qualities are making his opponents take notice.

Perth last weekend was a classic example.

aI got third in the Indian Ocean Classic on Saturday then got 16th in the ironman the next day,a he said. …

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