Sunday, April 19, 2015

2015 Australian Surf Life Saving championships - Greatest Australian Ironman ever looks "Pretty in Pink"

Shannon Eckstein is a lifeguard, a sea-beast, and a kraken but now after winning another Australian Ironman (Australian Surf Life Saving championship), he is in my estimation the greatest Australian Ironman ever.

 But there is a problem, He is sort of a humble guy and does not want to be known as the greatest athlete ever in this genre so I will call him the Australian Surf Life Saving Champion Pink Kraken Man!

From The Australian:

Shannon Eckstein has now won more Australian Ironman titles than anyone else in the sport’s history. But still he shies away from being labelled “the greatest”.

“I grew up in Nippers watching Trevor (Hendy). I’m not the greatest. He’s always been inspirational,” 33-year-old Eckstein said yesterday.

But there’s the thing. Yesterday on North Kirra beach during the final day’s competition of the 2015 Australian Surf Life Saving championships, Eckstein won a record seventh Ironman. He finally passed the mark many thought would never be breached — Hendy’s six crowns. 

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