Emma Moffatt (right) and Ashleigh Gentle cool down after running in today's Nepean Triathlon.
Emma Moffatt (right) and Ashleigh Gentle cool down after running in today's Nepean Triathlon.

Moffatt gives bushfire appeal tin a top-up after hot run

DUAL Olympian Emma Moffatt held off the boys in today's Nepean Triathlon at the Sydney International Regatta Centre and netted a $2000 bonus.

But the money was quick to slip through her hands for a good cause.

The 29-year-old from the Coffs Coast northern beaches immediately donated the bonus payment to the NSW Bushfire Appeal.

Moffatt kept the cream of Australia's male triathletes at bay in the handicap format and hung on to beat Aaron Royle by 2 minutes 55 seconds to net a $2000 bonus from sponsor Gulf Western Oil.

"Watching the bush fires on the television was just devastating and to see the work the fire fighters did was just amazing," she said.

"The least I can do is donate my bonus to the appeal to help out those people who lost everything in the fires."

Both Moffatt and Royle are first nominations to the Australian Commonwealth Games Association for next year's Glasgow Games.

Moffatt's run leg roved too strong for fellow Australian team member Ashleigh Gentle.

Next weekend, Moffatt and Royle will headline a who's who for the annual Noosa Triathlon Multi-Sport Festival.



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