The Kahlefeldt family had plenty to celebrate on Sunday afternoon, with Brad taking out the Temora triathlon and his brother, Jared, taking out the more manageable Wagga Bridge to Beach Aquathon.
In the aquathon, hosted by the Wagga Leagues Swim Club, Kahlefeldt was a clear winner, finishing a minute ahead of Kyle Hockley in 23 minutes and 36 seconds.
It was the first time he had taken on the 3.8km race involving swimming and running, and though it was short, it was no walk in the park.
“The run’s 2km but it’s flat out,” Kahlefeldt said.
“The intensity is really high.”
There’s a bit of an art to swimming downstream in the river, with certain sections offering a quicker path.
“It’s a lovely swim, I haven’t swum it in years,” Kahlefeldt said.
“The current assisted and it’s beautiful.
“I kept looking behind me because I’m not really a river swimmer. I heard if you take the wrong lines it can certainly slow you up.”
Katelyn McGregor was the fastest female into Wagga Beach, in 25 minutes and eight seconds.
Organisers were happy with the showing of competitors despite entries being down on last year’s aquathon, with 57 people registering for the event, as opposed to 70.
“It’s great to see a good cross-section enter this year’s event from the highly competitive to social entrants,” organiser David Bryce said.