Forster-Tuncurry is the birthplace of Long Course Triathlon in Australia and was the destination of the annual pilgrimage for long course triathletes in Australia, until Ironman Australia moved to Port Macquarie in 2006. Remarkably, from 2002 to 2006 the event had the same champions for both the men’s and women’s race. The record of 5 wins at Ironman Australia still stands for Chris McCormack and Canadian Lisa Bentley.
The most recent winners of the event are uber-biker Cameron Wurf and Laura Sidall (her 3rd consecutive win).
Forster is a quiet surfing town, a three-hours drive north of Sydney, and famous for its oysters. The first oyster lease was granted in 1884 and today, Forster is the largest producer of Sydney Rock Oysters in Australia.
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