By BRAD GREENSHIELDS
THERE'S no doubt that 11 year-old Rees Duncan Jr possesses some serious pace.
After last month's Trans Tasman Challenge in Auckland, there's now no doubt that he's also got a lot of heart to go with it.
Running the anchor leg for the NSW Little Athletics team in the under 12 age group, the Sandy Beach student was passed the baton in the 4 x 100 metre event only to find that he was already 15 metres off the lead.
Rather than get disheartened, Duncan simply called upon all his talent and managed to grab a gold medal for his team after finishing in a dead heat for first.
A memorable moment but unfortunately Mum who was filming the race became too excited and accidentally pressed the stop button on the camera before the end of the race.
The talented athlete also managed to pick up a silver medal in the 200 metres when he ran a personal best time of 27.19 seconds.
The next challenge for Rees is to continue notching PB's while he continues his training at Woolgoolga's Little Athletics.