Federal MP Andrew Laming stopped running in the Noosa Triathlon to help a fallen competitor

REDLANDS has a super fast politician - federal MP Andrew Laming.

HELPING HAND: MP Andrew Laming helps athlete Jack Hale.

HELPING HAND: MP Andrew Laming helps athlete Jack Hale.

Mr Laming took part in the highly rated Noosa Triathlon on the weekend, coming home in 2 hours, 32 minutes and 51 seconds.

Mr Laming could have been faster if he had not stopped to help another competitor who collapsed near the finish.

Mr Laming, a Noosa regular, was just 200 metres from the finish, when he did the right thing and stopped to help fellow athlete Jack Hale after he collapsed.

Other athletes also stopped to help, ensuring Mr Hale finished the race without being disqualified.

Incidentally, Mr Laming raised $2644 for Legacy charities.

The event features a 1500 metre swim, a 40 kilometre cycle leg and a 10 kilometre run.

ON THE WAY: The group get a hand from the crowd as the athlete is carried to the finish line.

ON THE WAY: The group get a hand from the crowd as the athlete is carried to the finish line.