Laser-Run City Tour: A new dawn in Australia
Australia held its first Laser-Run City Tour event on the outskirts of Melbourne as the country seeks to engage a new generation in the UIPM movement in the wake of Chloe Esposito’s Olympic gold at Rio 2016.
The event, hosted by Victoria Modern Pentathlon at the Kardinia International College in Geelong, drew athletes from across the state of Victoria.
Modern Pentathlon Australia have embraced the new and exciting sport of Laser-Run and plan to run further events across Australia.
The entry list in Geelong included seasoned athletes, beginners and parents. Tully Watt and Darcy Wade both won their respective age groups ahead of their participation in the Asia-Oceania qualifier for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Kitty Chiller, President of the Oceania Confederation and Pentathlon Australia, also provided athletes with the opportunity to try Fencing and Swimming to give them a flavour of Modern Pentathlon, and received very positive feedback.