Connor Bland and Graham Nelson push their bikes in the
transition area during the the 20th Lake Hayes Christmas
Triathlon and Duathlon yesterday.
More than 400 competitors opted to work off their Christmas
indulgences during the event, which was held in perfect
The Lake Hayes Triathlon was established in 1983, making it
New Zealand's longest-running triathlon.
This year the event included Olympic and sprint distance
triathlons, a duathlon, 5km and 10km trail runs and a ''Du
It'' Challenge comprising a 1.5km run and 8km mountain bike,
ending with another 1.5km run.