Kiwi Samantha Warriner and Lisa Mensink chasing hard with about 1km to go in the last run to catch Maxine Seear.
The Kiwi posted the fastest first run split over 2.5km, however then swam too far as she missed the turnaround buoy during the 1000m, adding a further 100m to her efforts.
Her mistake allowed Australian veteran Maxine Seear into the lead, however the Aussie was helpless to hold off the charging Warriner over the second 2.5km run, as the New Zealander ran her way to victory.
Seear was strong enough to hold on to second with Lisa Mensink from the Netherlands in third.
Manssur(above) ran strongly over the opening 2.5km to place second before dropping back in the swim.
On exiting the water he chased down his rivals, surging clear with 500m to go on the second to cross the line ahead of compatriot Wesley Matos and Adam Carlton from Australia.
Alexandre Dallenbach from Switzerland pictured here was crowned junior world champion.
Gold – Samatha Warriner (NZL) llllll33min 10sec
Silver – Maxine Seear (AUS) 33min 22sec
Bronze – Lisa Mensink (NED) 33min 39sec
Gold – Antonio Mansur (BRA) llllll29min 12sec
Silver – Wesley Matos (BRA)lllllll 29min 28sec
Bronze – Adam Carlton (AUS)lllllll 30min 36sec
A couple of images from the mens and womans 'aquathon' age group world championships.
First age group man out in the under 40 years age group Aquathon.
Woman Age group Aquathon moments after the start.
The view from my apartment at Surfers Paradise which is in the vicinity where alot of the athletes and their supporters are staying for all the events this week.