Young gun Ironman Finn Askew has put an end to his team mate and idol, Ali Day’s winning streak, taking out Round 5 of the Nutri-Grain IronMan Series today at Kurrawa Beach.

Starting off a 26 second handicap in the final race, Askew managed to keep his cool in the board leg, before having the swim of a lifetime,

Askew was neck and neck with Bevilacqua coming in on the final ski leg, but it was young gun Askew who managed to hold his line.

“After he (Matt Bevilacqua) got that little wave away from me, I was thinking I had second,” Askew said.

“And then I heard everyone on the beach cheering and I thought something might have happened, so I looked up and saw Bevy swimming.

“I just knew I had to hold that wave to the beach, and in that moment I was so ecstatic,” he said.

The 20-year old, originally from South West Rocks in New South Wales relocated to the Gold Coast two years ago to pursue his ironman dreams.

Never in his wildest dreams did he imagine he’d be winning a Nutri-Grain Series round in his second year.

“I’m over the moon, I’m so lost for words and I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet,” Askew said.

“I think it will come to me soon how amazing it is and what I’ve really done – I’m just so happy right now.

“I thought it would take a lot longer than that (to get a win), this just shows the level of our club (Surfers Paradise) and where we’re at as a team,” he said.

Before today, Askew’s Surfers Paradise team mate Ali Day had a 10 race winning streak, but Askew said he wouldn’t have been on the podium today without someone like Day in his corner.

“I train with him (Ali Day) every morning and every afternoon down at Surfers Paradise,” Askew said.

“He has so much insight, and has helped me out a lot with all my racing knowledge.

“I can’t thank him enough for always having my back, I’m so lucky to have someone like him in my corner,” he said.

In the women’s, Georgia Miller is The Specialist, showing how she can navigate big surf conditions to take first place in Round 5 of the Nutri-Grain IronWoman Series.

The 24-year-old was ruled out of the opening two rounds of the 2022 Nutri-Grain IronWoman Series due to health concerns, but never missed a beat today in The Specialist format.

Miller could not be more proud of herself for the performance she managed to string together today.

“It’s amazing, I really can’t believe that just happened,” Miller said.

“I haven’t said it out loud yet, but I have not lost a Specialist round – I’ve done four and I’ve won four now.

“I am so stoked, I thought about it this morning and I knew it was going to be big surf but I was just going out there to do my best.

“It really doesn’t matter where you start, when there is surf absolutely anything can happen, you could literally come from the back like I did last round.

“It is really cool to be back in big surf, I haven’t had many races like that in my seven years in the Series and it was so much fun,” she said.

Rounding out the podium was current Series leader Harriet Brown in second and former Series champion Brielle Cooper in third.

The final round of the 2022 Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series will be held tomorrow, Sunday 6 February at Kurrawa Beach from 12pm AEDT. Round 6 of the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series will broadcast live via Channel 9.