Jubilant Allen breaks record in WA

ENDURANCE RACING

Shrugging off last week's triple tyre punctures, Ben Allen bounced back with a dominant victory in Sunday's X-Adventure race in Dunsborough, WA.

Ben Allen

Ben Allen

The Wollongong endurance specialist led from start to finish, claiming line honours by 18 minutes.

He completed the 1.5km ocean swim, 12km coast/trail run and 22km mountain bike ride in a course record time of 2hr 18min 37sec.

Allen had endured bad luck during a race in the Philippines the previous week, settling for third place after being forced to change tyres three times.

That only made him hungrier for success.

"The course is amazing; rock-hopping along the coast, being able to pick up a bit of speed on the trail section of the run and the mountain bike course is a mountain biker's dream," the 27-year-old said.

Allen had double cause for celebration after his English girlfriend Jacqui Slack won the women's race by 14 minutes.