Brad Course Heads to Tri World Championships

Reedy Creek

King’s 2021 Cross Country Captain, Brad Course, graduated last year after modelling extraordinary perseverance and leadership in our school community. Brad had been in a bike crash during 2021 that resulted in serious injuries to his hip and both arms. Despite the physical pain and restrictions Brad faced during his journey of recovery, he maintained his commitment to training and to mentoring our younger athletes. Brad attended every Cross Country Carnival, even in torrential rain, to warm up our athletes for each race and support them from the sidelines. His courageous attitude has continued to shine through and has spurred Brad to achieve even greater success, since the accident.

Brad maintained an intense training schedule in the lead up to the Australian Triathlon Championships, where he competed in Tasmania recently. His Dad, Ashley, recounted the exciting experience: 

"Brad started the event exceptionally well and exited the water from his swim in the lead pack of four. He dropped two more athletes in the cycle leg and entered the second transition with just one other athlete. His run was strong too and Brad crossed the finish line 49 seconds ahead of second place, to claim the title of AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR CHAMPION."

As a member of Australia's High-Performance squad for the event, Brad was given an official Australian tri suit to wear, adding to this unforgettable experience in the young athlete's sterling Triathlon career so far.

As the winner of the Australia Triathlon Championships, Brad has automatically gained selection to represent Australia at the 2022 Junior World Triathlon Championships in Canada this June. Having just collected his very first individual National Title and Oceania Title, we hold high hopes for Brad’s continued success when he wears the green and gold again - this time on the world stage. Congratulations Brad and good luck!