Here's one way to win $4000 - beat Wanaka's Tony Dodds, one
of New Zealand's most promising young high performance
triathletes and the 2010 New Zealand sprint champion.
Dodds (23) has come up with the ultimate challenge for elite
athletes to beat him in Triathlon New Zealand's Contact Cup
sprint triathlon in Wanaka on January 14.
Should that happen Dodds, will double the $2000 prize money
to $4000, from his own pocket.
Short of issuing the man with some concrete running shoes,
this mission could be tough, but not impossible.
Last January, Dodds was second in Wanaka's Contact Cup race,
finishing three seconds behind Wellington's Martin van
Going by last year's times, those who want the money will
have to race the 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run in under
Lake Wanaka Tourism (LWT) is supporting the "Dare to
Challenge Dodsy on his home turf" campaign.
The goal behind the challenge was to attract more top
national and international athletes to Wanaka, create media
and athlete interest and build the event profile, triathlon
and Dodds, LWT administrator Tess Hellebrekers said.
Dodds has done his final under-23 season.
From next month he will race in the elite open men's