Over three decades the iconic Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival has developed into an event that is simply a ‘must do’ and one with a genuine ‘must be there’ factor.
Every year more than 12,000 athletes, plus their family, friends and supporters make the pilgrimage to attend and this year the tens of thousands of fans across the globe can tune in live thanks to Tourism Noosa and the team from the Noosa Triathlon with both “Super Saturday” and Sunday’s Noosa Tri being streamed live via the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival’s Facebook page.
Heading up the ‘Noosa Live’ team will be cycling connoisseur Matt Keenan, a man known for his stunning commentary on SBS’s coverage of the Tour de France and with him, five time Noosa champion, three time ITU World Triathlon champion and Olympic Gold medallist Emma (Snowsill) Frodeno.
“Noosa has been leading the way for a long time, in fact since 1983 and sport is at its best when it is live,” Matt said.
“The Noosa Tri on the Sunday is just iconic and the focus of the weekend but as a cyclist I love the criterium on Super Saturday, that is a favourite and when I am on my home territory as a commentator.”
“In past years we have commentated for the venue from the finish line area. But now we will have cameras covering the whole course and will see the full race, which is what I am looking forward to.”
Matt said one of the privileges of his job was to sit next to the greats of that sport and when it comes to Australian triathlon there was no-one better than Emma.
“She has the full scope of the sport covered from within it at the pointy end, playing a support role to her husband who has won a couple of IRONMAN World Championships and an Olympic Gold. In the commentary box she is amazing and takes us right there into the race.”
“The brilliance of working with Emma is that you always learn something new.”