TOM LUSTY & NIKY CRESSER WIN THE 32km LIFFEY DESCENT KAYAK RACE
The Liffy descent is an iconic kayak race in Ireland and one of the International Canoe Federation World series events.
The Irish Times report reads: "On a day when low water caused carnage on the 18-mile course, British pair Nicky Cresser and Tom Lusty were the winners of the K2 class at the 59th Liffey Descent canoe marathon. Race winners Cresser and Lusty were delighted just to finish the race and take a first win. "We were fourth going into the first weir at Straffan and got our line right and found ourselves in the lead. After that we kept pushing and no-one caught up with us," the pair said after their win." Cresser is a Liffey veteran but for Lusty, who is the fastest 1000m man in Britain, it was a first.
At 32 kms with 10 weirs and a number of portages, it's a lot longer than Tom's usual 1000m sprint events, so well done to both of you.