THE fourth-annual Goldie Ironman Classic was held last Sunday at Redhead Beach, with Caine Eckstein securing arguably the most dominant win the event has seen.
The Gold Coast ironman proved why he has won a record five Coolangatta Gold titles by cruising to victory over Wollongong athlete Mackenzie Hynard and former Swansea-Belmont lifesaver Michael Booth in third.
Booth, who now competes for Northcliffe on the Gold Coast, stuck with Eckstein for the ski leg but was unable to match his impressive pace on the board.
Fellow Northcliffe athlete Max Beattie placed fourth; Terrigal's Jack Moyes was fifth and Isaac Morgan was the pick of the Hunter's athletes, finishing in sixth place.
Avoca's Kaitlyn Matuschka won the women's race, with former Swansea-Belmont and now North Burleigh ironwoman Danielle Radford in second. Newport's Maddison Murray finished in third.
Fresh off an impressive Coolangatta Gold performance, Redhead's Mark Stowe, Stewart McLachlan, Ethan Whiteman and Shaun Kavanagh won the male teams division.
Catherine Hill Bay's Karly Falzon and Lily Costello teamed up with Terrigal's Jessica Collins and Cronulla's Danielle Polson to take out the women's teams event.
The Goldie race honours the life and legacy of Redhead Surf Life Saving Club member Peter "Goldie" Mackerras.