Northern Beaches products Georgia Miller and Jackson Borg have reigned supreme in Round 2 of the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series at Manly Beach today.

It was a survival of the fittest, with the eliminator Survival format testing competitors’ endurance, speed and power.

Newport’s Jackson Borg powered home in the final to deliver his first Nutri-Grain Ironman Series win.

Borg led from the outset, setting himself up with a strong opening ski leg before maintaining speed for the swim and board legs.

With only one podium performance (2nd) in the Nutri-Grain Ironman Series previously under his belt, Borg couldn’t have been happier to be standing atop of the podium.

“This is amazing – it’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of and more,” Borg said.

“I’ve really wanted this for a long time, coming down that last wave and seeing Benny (Carberry) not on…I couldn’t believe it.

“The first few races I was just trying to stay out of the bottom six, and save a few of my biscuits for the last race.

“But I was just able to string things together, hang in there and that’s really what this format is about,” he said.

Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park’s Corey Fletcher finished in second, with teammate Ben Carberry rounding out the podium in third.

The women’s race came down to a spectacular finish, with four athletes in a sprint finish up the beach.

Northcliffe Ironwoman Georgia Miller managed to cross the line in first, Alexandra Headland’s Lana Rogers in second and young gun Tayla Halliday (Alexandra Headland) in third.

It was a special win for Miller, who grew up on Sydney’s northern beaches, before relocating to the Gold Coast to pursue her ironwoman dreams.

With her family still living at Freshwater Beach, she said it was a win that will hold a special place in her heart for a long time.

“I called the Northern Beaches home until I was 22 years old…I raced for Freshwater as a nipper, and then I moved to Manly and then Newport. I’ve only been on the Gold Coast for four years.

“It is still home to me, and very special to be here.

“I remember being here watching my now coach Naomi Flood when I was little, and absolutely loving it.

“And now for me to be here, in the first race back at Manly since then, and winning, is really special,” she said.

The Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series will move south to Sydney’s iconic Maroubra Beach, for Rounds 3 and 4 on 14-15 January 2023.