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Melbourne Ironman 2012

The Race at the Heart of a Nation

3sistersThere was an immediate buzz in the air when athletes Australia-wide heard the announcement of a new, world class, Ironman Triathlon event to be held in Melbourne – a city that is often called the sporting capital of the world.

An Ironman triathlon is considered one of the toughest endurance events that a human being can complete, consisting of a 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and finishing with a grueling 42km full marathon. Competitors have exactly seventeen hours to finish, to become an official Ironman, you must finish before the cut-off time, the event mantra, is “anything is possible.” Continue reading

Janie celebrates her 60th in true Rural Organic style

Happy-Birthday-Janie1950 was a good year in Australia.

The School of the Air broadcast their first ever radio lesson using the transmitter at the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Base at Alice Springs.

The first Australian university was founded in Sydney.

Australians started the ‘Chop Picnic’ — build a fire under a flat piece of metal between a couple of rocks or bricks and cook a few chops on it — beginning the tradition of the great Aussie barbeque.

And Janie Guthrie was born to the best fat lamb producer in the Adelaide Hills. Continue reading