The “Hell of the West” began life in 1989 as what was then called an Olympic distance event comprising a 1.5k swim, 40k cycle and a 10k run. Co-founders Lex Dreier and myself were both novice triathletes at the time and basically wanted to put something back into the sport that we enjoyed so much. With the assistance of then Triathlon Queensland President Barry Hawkins we conducted the first event in October of that year with a field of 45 individuals. The event was a big success with Barry Hawkins and the visiting triathletes were very pleased with the way it had been conducted.
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