LOCAL triathlon champion Emma Hogan returned to her home ground in the Whitsundays to compete at the Hamilton Island Triathlon on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20.
Emma took home first place after her competitive performance.
Entered in the triathlon, on Saturday, and the ocean swim, on Sunday, Emma won in style setting the fastest swim of the day for both men and women and crossing the finish line with a total time of 01:11:28.
“This race always means the most to me, so coming away with a win means even more,” Ms Hogan said.
Emma Hogan is from Proserpine and, after completing school in 2019, moved 3,000km south to Melbourne, Victoria, to train with former professional triathlete and two-time world triathlon champion, Emma Carney.
Emma is currently the best performing U23 Triathlete in Australia and loves returning to race on Hamilton Island because it is a chance to also return to where she really loves to be in Australia.
Emma has been training in Melbourne and, while her career was disrupted through the COVID period, she was able to work on her bike and run disciplines.
The result from all her hard work is that her swim, bike, and run are now all extremely competitive and will set her up well for the 2023 season.
While the Hamilton Island Triathlon is a chance to get home for Emma Hogan, it is also a chance to race and prepare for what will be her biggest season yet, as she intends to head overseas onto the World Triathlon Circuit, in 2023.
Emma is gunning for gold at the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, and plans to repeat this success at the 2032 Brisbane home games.
She also aims to one day be a Commonwealth Games Champion.