GALLERY: International athletes snare Australia Day aquathon

It might be Australia Day but it was international competitors who took out the aquathon at Belmore Basin this morning.

The first two women to cross the line Jodie Stimpson of UK and Gwen Jorgensen from the USA. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The first two women to cross the line Jodie Stimpson of UK and Gwen Jorgensen from the USA. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

The Australia Day aquathon at Wollongong Harbour. Pictures: DAVE TEASE

Frenchman Greg Raoult was the first to cross the line while American Gwen Jorgensen was the first woman to finish the race.

Raoult finished third at last year’s International Triathlon Union (ITU) Cancun World Cup.

Jorgensen competed at the 2012 London Olympics.

More than 2000 competitors took part in the aquathon which started at 8am and consisted of a 400m swim and a 3km run.

Competitors rubbed shoulders with a number of international and Australian Olympic athletes including Australian  Brendan Sexton  and Italian Anna Maria Mazzetti.

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