Jeremy Cotter and Clint Robinson went head-to-head at this weekend's Gatorade Battle of the Paddles, with Jeremy taking out the 25km surfski race on Saturday, and Clint claiming Friday's 16km thriller.
Palm Cove, Cairns. Dean Gardener, fresh from his incredible 4th placing in this year’s Moloka’i Challenge took line honors in Sunday’s 40km downwind epic between Northern Queensland’s Palm Cove and Port Douglas, in sweet South Easterly downwind conditions.
The 2009 Doctor -- a 27-km downwind run from Rottnest Island to Scarborough Beach in Perth -- featured a Who's Who of aquatic beasts. Second-place finisher Jeremy Cotter was nine seconds ahead of Dawid Mocke, who held off Murray Stewart, who sprinted to the line with Reece Baker, who was less than a minute ahead of downwind maestro Dean Gardiner.
With Kristyl Smith and Kirsty Holmes busy with the surf IronWoman races, and last year’s winner Michele Eray looking into her crystal ball and foreseeing a headwind, this year was perfectly set up for local Ruth Highman to take her first ‘Doctor’ title.
Perth, Australia: Freshwater's Tim Jacobs today became the first man to win back-to-back Doctor ocean ski events in hot, flat, unforgiving conditions in Perth [Editor: actually the second: Oscar Chalupsky won in 2005 and 2006!].