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Royalty reigns in emotionally charged day at the Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold

CG2017 BlackOrange RGBSurf Life Saving Australia, October 8, 2017: The reigning king and queen of the Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold, Ali Day and Courtney Hancock will sit on their thrones for another year, after holding off a host of potential usurpers today.

 

Day, from Surfers Paradise, won a record-equalling fifth title in the gruelling 41.8km course, while Hancock (Northcliffe) outlasted a fast-finishing Allie Britton (North Burleigh) to win for the third time.


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Kiwi Ben’s three-year mission for Gold as Kirstie lands a Vikings victory

CG2017 BlackOrange RGBSurf Life Saving Australia, October 8, 2017: Inspired by messages from four-time Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold long course champion Ali Day and other clubmates, New Zealander Ben Cochrane powered his way to victory in the open men’s short course race at Coolangatta today.

In his first season competing for Surfers Paradise, Cochrane raced to victory ahead of Kyle Garrett (Avoca Beach) and Matthew Bell (Newport), while WA’s Currumbin-based Kirstie Hardstaff was a comfortable winner of open women’s race ahead of Carla Papac (Cronulla).


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Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold attracts record 780 competitors

CG2017 BlackOrange RGBSurf Life Saving Australia, October 6, 2017: With months and many kilometres of training now behind them, a record field of more than 780 competitors is ready to take on the iconic Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold this weekend.

Athletes from inside and outside the surf lifesaving movement will contest the 21km short course race on Saturday, while the traditional 41.8km torture test will take place on Sunday as well as the Age Group and Teams events.


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Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold Long Course start to pay tribute to Dean Mercer

slsa logo 2014Surf Life Saving Australia, October 4, 2017Competitors in Sunday’s Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold will raise their paddles as a tribute to ironman Dean Mercer before embarking on the 41.8km marathon.

Mercer, who died after suffering a heart attack on August 28, chased the Coolangatta Gold crown over many years and he will be in the thoughts of the athletes when they line up for the marathon event.


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Ali Day and Courtney Hancock to defend Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold titles

slsa logo 2014Surf Life Saving Australia, September 13, 2017:Defending champions Ali Day and Courtney Hancock will be out to continue their dominance of the 2017 Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold when the cream of surf sports talent lines up for the ultimate endurance test on October 7 and 8.


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