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The Hinterland Sports Festival is proud to receive the support of many local sporting heroes. From Gold Medallists to Internationals and professional sports stars, it’s great to have their involvement and encourage the champions of tomorrow to see their role models take on the Hinterland Sports Festival.

SARA CARRIGAN
Sara Carrigan OAM is a professional cyclist with multiple awards including Olympic Champion, Australian Champion, Commonwealth Medallist, and World Cup winner. She is now coaching & sharing her knowledge and skills through Sara Carrigan Cycling on the Gold Coast, and it’s awesome to have her support.

MAT ROGERS
Mat is an active triathlete, Ironman, and trail runner pushing the limits in sport wherever he can. A former dual code international footy player, founder of 4 ASD Kids and The Ratpack, and all round nice guy, as well as appearing on the recent Dancing With The Stars series, we are stoked to have Mat’s involvement and support.

SAM WEIR
Sam Weir is an Australian endurance athlete, known for undertaking some of Australia’s most challenging endurance events in inhospitable terrain. 5x Aust record holder. Fastest 50mile 2013 in Australia. Youngest to finish C2K 240 km ultra. First to cross PNG on Foot. Winner of the 450 km single stage Ultra Marathon 2015.

The Hinterland Sports Festival is proud to have Sam on board as an ambassador and wishes him all the best with the next event on his list – “The World’s Toughest Foot Race” – Badwater 135 (217km) in Death Valley, California. Good luck Sammy!

JESSE KERRISON
Jesse Kerrison is an professional road cyclist, recently living in Belgium representing the BMC Development Team, and racing further across Europe. Previously with Budget Forklifts, Jesse won 2 UCI 2.1 stages at the Tour of Taihu Lake, China as well as the UCI 1.2 Tour of Yancheng Wetlands, China. Jesse has recently returned to Australia riding with State of Matter MAAP Racing. We’re pumped to have Jesse on board as a Hinterland Sports Festival ambassador and excited to see his cycling career get better and better.