A near-perfect race for Dylan McNeice at Challenge Wanaka on
Saturday secured him the event's first male back-to-back
victories, while first-time female champion Candice Hammond
was ''shocked'' to hold on for first place in a hard-fought
Multisporter Dougal Allan's long-distance triathlon debut at
Challenge Wanaka on Saturday could signal the beginning of a
promising career in the sport after the hometown hero
clinched third place in the men's elite field.
Among the many athletic achievements at today's Challenge
Wanaka, crossing the finish line will mark a bigger milestone
than most for Jonathan Simpson and Mark Smoothy, who hope to
complete their 40th long-distance triathlon.
Widely recognised by elite athletes as one of the toughest
iron-distance courses in the world, Challenge Wanaka will
once again put swimmers, bikers and runners of all ages and
abilities to the ultimate test today.