Icebreaker Motatapu Off-Road Marathon event manager Gemma Boyle (left) with Olympic gold medallist Sarah Ulmer. Photo supplied.
New Zealand Olympic cycling gold medallist Sarah Ulmer is the
latest entry for the Motatapu Icebreaker Off-Road Marathon in
Queenstown and Wanaka on March 8.
The 37-year-old said she entered the Queenstown Trails
Trust-organised race ''as an excuse to come to paradise''.
''The Motatapu is such a special event. It's so unique
because you can only access the amazing scenery and course
just one day a year.''
This year will be Ulmer's third time competing in the race.
She previously entered the marathon and the Arrowtown.com
15km Miners Trail.
Queenstown Trails Trust chief executive Mandy Kennedy said
attracting someone of Ulmer's calibre was testimony to the
profile of the race.
''This is our 10th year and it's shaping up to have a
fantastic array of elite athletes, return competitors and
first-timers who have set the race as a personal 'bucket
list' must-do,'' Mrs Kennedy said.