The Wanaka Challenge on Saturday.

Clare O'Connell from the female Challenge Wanaka team Unfinished Business is greeted with a...
Clare O'Connell from the female Challenge Wanaka team Unfinished Business is greeted with a standing ovation after completing her 3.8km swim. Photo by Jane Dawber.
Andrew Abakhan, Christchurch, challenge individual during the cycle. Photo by Jane Dawber.
Andrew Abakhan, Christchurch, challenge individual during the cycle. Photo by Jane Dawber.
Challenge Wanaka individual Phillippa Findlay from Wanaka during the 180km cycle leg. Photo by...
Challenge Wanaka individual Phillippa Findlay from Wanaka during the 180km cycle leg. Photo by Jane Dawber.
Tui Russell of Wanaka soaks up water from a roadside sprinkler. Photo by Jane Dawber.
Tui Russell of Wanaka soaks up water from a roadside sprinkler. Photo by Jane Dawber.
Gina Crawford wins the womans individual challenge. Photo by Jane Dawber.
Gina Crawford wins the womans individual challenge. Photo by Jane Dawber.
A large crowd of spectators and supporters gathered on the shore of Lake Wanaka on Saturday...
A large crowd of spectators and supporters gathered on the shore of Lake Wanaka on Saturday morning to watch the Challenge Wanaka Individual race start at 7am. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
Individual womans ironman winner Gina Crawford leaves the water after her 3.8km swim in a time of...
Individual womans ironman winner Gina Crawford leaves the water after her 3.8km swim in a time of 53.31m. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
Mark Cockroft of Wanaka competes in the Lake Wanaka Half challenge. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
Mark Cockroft of Wanaka competes in the Lake Wanaka Half challenge. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
In step . . . The winning team in the first Challenge Wanaka Half Challenge are from left C Dagg,...
In step . . . The winning team in the first Challenge Wanaka Half Challenge are from left C Dagg, A Barclay and N King. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
Wanaka Challenge winner Richard Ushher from Nelsons runs down the finish shoot in a record time....
Wanaka Challenge winner Richard Ushher from Nelsons runs down the finish shoot in a record time. He completed the 3.8km swim in 57m, the 180km cycle in 4h42.26m and the 42km run in 2h51.42m. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
Well done Mum . . . Cancer survivor Vinnie Duncan (47) from Auckland, was joined by her proud ...
Well done Mum . . . Cancer survivor Vinnie Duncan (47) from Auckland, was joined by her proud children as she finished a marathon run in Challenge Wanaka on Saturday. From left, Frankie (13), Freddie (15), Mary (18), Gabbie (11), Mike (9), and Chris ...
From left, Dunedin's Lindsay Dey leads his fellow 60-69 age group competitor Ralph Gill, also of...
From left, Dunedin's Lindsay Dey leads his fellow 60-69 age group competitor Ralph Gill, also of Dunedin, up the Gunn Rd hill near Albert Town on the Challenge Wanaka marathon. Photo by Matthew Haggart.
Challenge Wanaka third palce getter Keegan Williams above Wanaka. Photo by Matthew Haggart.
Challenge Wanaka third palce getter Keegan Williams above Wanaka. Photo by Matthew Haggart.
Rishard Ussher's face is a picture of determination with less than 10km to go on the 180km cycle....
Rishard Ussher's face is a picture of determination with less than 10km to go on the 180km cycle. Photo by Matthew Haggart.
Gina Crawford runs for home on her way to winning her third Challenge Wanaka. Photo by Matthew...
Gina Crawford runs for home on her way to winning her third Challenge Wanaka. Photo by Matthew Haggart.
Richard Ussher crosses the finish line to win the Challenge Wanaka at his first attempt, setting...
Richard Ussher crosses the finish line to win the Challenge Wanaka at his first attempt, setting a new record to take two minutes off the fastest time. Photo by Matthew Haggart.

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