Queensland Bulls and Brisbane Heat batsman Nathan Reardon swapped his whites for Lycra for the Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Triathlon to help raise money for drought-affected farmers in rural Queensland.
In his first triathlon, Reardon battled 35-degree heat and heavy winds to finish 25th and raise $5,000 for Aussies Helpers, who lend a helping hand to Aussie farmers doing it tough.
“I was pretty happy with the way I went. It’s known to be Australia’s toughest triathlon and I can see why now. It was pretty satisfying once I finished it,” he said.
Reardon was in the region as a part of a Queensland Cricket road show of Western Queensland and has close ties to the region.
“I’ve got a lot of friends out in rural Queensland that are battling drought at the moment, which is pretty tough,” he said.
Although he was pushed to his limits, Reardon hopes to return to Julia Creek and do it all again next year, where he plans to align himself with another charity.
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