Endurance key to a sparky’s life

By Megan Stafford
Updated December 31 2015 - 12:37pm, first published May 28 2013 - 4:00am
At 77 years of age, Fred is somewhat of an oddity in his endurance-based hobbies.  This year, he competed in the Cannington Triathlon during Julia Creek’s Dirt and Dust Festival.  He placed 172nd out of 183 competitors – not bad for someone 20 years older than the rest.
At 77 years of age, Fred is somewhat of an oddity in his endurance-based hobbies. This year, he competed in the Cannington Triathlon during Julia Creek’s Dirt and Dust Festival. He placed 172nd out of 183 competitors – not bad for someone 20 years older than the rest.

IN the hustle and bustle of a Monday morning in Charters Towers, one man moves slowly and methodically – his sole focus preparing for the next triathlon or half marathon.

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