Mark Price

Big Easy completes runner's world set

Big Easy completes runner's world set

After running marathons in the Sahara Desert, the Arctic and Antarctic, Spanish bar owner Luis Alonso Marcos (39) has turned his attention to the hills above the Cardrona Valley.

Multisport: Luck not on Maier's side in Challenge

Multisport: Luck not on Maier's side in Challenge

If Challenge Wanaka had a prize for the most unlucky triathlete at the weekend, it might have gone to Wanaka hopeful Simone Maier.

Multisport: McNeice masters 'nightmare' challenge

Multisport: McNeice masters 'nightmare' challenge

In the choppy waters of Lake Wanaka, one newcomer and one old hand grabbed hold of the lead in the elite men's and women's Challenge Wanaka triathlon on Saturday, and refused to give it up for the next 226km.

Men tri, tri, tri, tri, tri, tri, tri again

Men tri, tri, tri, tri, tri, tri, tri again

They call themselves ''the repeat offenders'' - seven blokes who have competed in all six previous individual full-distance Challenge Wanaka triathlons.

Telecom plans to upgrade mobile network this year

Telecom is planning to upgrade its mobile data network in Wanaka this year.

More rain predicted

Competitors in the Challenge Wanaka triathlon, which began with a swim in Lake Wanaka early today, may be in for another soaking.

Multisport: Home-town runner grabs win but not cash

Multisport: Home-town runner grabs win but not cash

Wanaka triathelete Tony Dodds won his home-town leg of the Contact Tri Series short-course triathalon last night but declined to take home the prize money.

Multisport: Crawford feels on track and in with a chance

Multisport: Crawford feels on track and in with a chance

Can she win the Challenge Wanaka triathlon for a fifth time? That was the big question hanging over the head of Gina Crawford when she fronted a media conference in Wanaka yesterday.

Community finalist

The Lake Hawea community is still in the running to be chosen as the Kiwibank community of the year.

Multisport: A motive for every competitor

Multisport: A motive for every competitor

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.