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LifeStory 5.Brad Beven

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Champion Triathlete

Oils on Linen  91.5 x 122 cms (36 x 48 ins) In a private collection.

Brad Beven was four-times World Champion of the event held by the International Triathlon Union. He was also instrumental in proposing to the International Olympics   Committee that the event be included in the 2000 Games, held in Sydney.

Injuries sustained when he was run over by a car on a pedestrian crossing put Brad out of contention for the Games that year.The Portrait shows the champ training in the Russell River at Mirriwinni,  near Cairns, where he grew up on his family's sugarcane farm.

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