Around the Bend – Challenge Wanaka
Thought for the day…” Follow your heart but take your brain with you”
“Success is when preparation meets opportunity”
Every year in Pembroke Wanaka, New Zealand, the Challenge Wanaka triathlon competition is held. As usual, this consists of a swim of 3.8km followed by a 180km cycle and finally a marathon run of 42.2km. The photos today show the final turn on the cycle leg. At this point, the competitors will have already swum the 3.8km and will almost have completed the 180km cycle leg. It is only a few hundred metres from the final turn to the transition area. The 2016 race was won by Dougal Allan in a time of 8 hours, 31 minutes and 53 seconds for the total race. His cycle section (180km) took him just 4 hours and 36 seconds (and 45 km/h is an impressive average speed on a cycle). The next Challenge Wanaka race will be on the 18th February 2017.
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