At just before 7am tomorrow, 1500 athletes hit the chilly
waters of Lake Wanaka at the start of the Challenge Wanaka
triathlon. They will swim, cycle and run towards a finish
line 196km away, or half that distance in the case of those
doing the Lake Wanaka half ironman. Otago Daily Times
Wanaka bureau chief Mark Price was on the street during the
week asking some of those participants who have no
expectation of winning why they do it.