Ironwoman Maddy Dunn racing for success
AN upcoming wedding could see surf lifesaver Maddy Dunn toasting her own success in this season's Nutri-Grain ironwoman series.
Dunn has been handed an unexpected opportunity to vault training mate Georgia Miller and take the overall lead in the ironwoman series when it resumes next week.
In Sydney to polish her preparations at the interstate championships at Newport on Thursday, Dunn has learned her closest rival for the title will be absent for the next round.
Miller will be attending her sister's wedding in the Southern Highlands, opening the way for Dunn to reclaim the series lead she held briefly after winning round one.
"I'd prefer to have her racing but this is a big opening for me,'' said Dunn, a favourite to dominate the interstate ironwoman race for Queensland.
"Both of us had a bad race last round but hopefully I can drop mine. Georgia won't be able to.''
Dunn and Miller are part of former ironwoman Naomi Flood's formidable squad at Northcliffe which also boasts injured ironwoman Harriet Brown and last round winner Hannah Sculley.
Dunn and Sculley and both racing the ironwoman at the interstates where the NSW team will be bidding to defending the crown they won last season.
After this event Dunn will return to Queensland to taper for the fifth round of the Nutri-Grain series on February 2 at Surfers Paradise.