A University of Tasmania Human Life Sciences student has won gold at the International Triathlon Union World Championships in Beijing.
19-year-old medical radiation science student James Hodge powered to victory, finishing more than one minute ahead of the next competitor.
Hodge proved dominant in the swimming leg of the competition, securing a lead that could not be wrested away.
UTAS Provost Professor David Rich said he was thrilled to learn of the win, and offered Hodge the heartiest congratulations of the UTAS community.
“I am extremely pleased to congratulate UTAS student James Hodge on his impressive victory in Beijing,” Professor Rich said.
“James has obviously put in a huge amount of training, while balancing his university studies, and it is very exciting to see his hard work paying off.”
Picture: James Hodge finished more than one minute ahead of the nearest competitor.