Andrea Hewitt is lining up in a new venue this weekend as she takes part in the opening ITU World Triathlon Series event of the season in Abu Dhabi, before returning home to race at the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland race at the end of March.
Paralympic silver medallist Corey Peters (New Plymouth) is dominating the men’s sit-ski competition at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Canada, winning his second gold medal in as many days with the fastest time in today’s Super-G.
46 athletes in 14 Olympic class boats have been selected as part of the Rowing New Zealand elite team to compete at the World Championships in 2015. This year’s world championship event also provides the first opportunity to gain New Zealand boat allocations for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Spanish and Brazilian team Vidaraid placed second in the GODZone Adventure race today in Wanaka. Team members Barbara Bomfin, Urtzi Iglesias, Jon Ander Arambalza, and Marco Amselem spoke highly of the AR World Series race and said New Zealand was an incredible country, and they loved being at GODZone.
New Zealand Paralympian Corey Peters (New Plymouth) has made an outstanding start to his IPC Alpine Skiing World Championship campaign, winning the men’s downhill sitting category in Panorama, Canada today. It is the first time a New Zealander has one an IPC World
Here comes Forrest Graperide #11 and the first thing event boss Pete Halligan makes clear is “there's no 1100km option”. The longest distance riders will take on is the 202km High 5 Magnum, two laps of the stunning scenic course that keeps sellout crowds coming back year after year.
With the Stroke & Stride being a series of eight events stretched over the whole summer, an athlete is required to manage their season so that their form is good for an extended period. Rebecca Clarke & Jay Wallwork lead overall...
The Barfoot & Thompson World Triathlon Auckland in late March has attracted star-studded fields, with the best triathletes in the world inking their names on the start list for the March 29 race on the Auckland waterfront.
Jake Robertson gave a dominant front-running display to win his first New Zealand track title at the Les Mills NZ Track and Field championships in Wellington. Representing Waikato BoP, the 25 year old Kenyan based athlete lead from the start of the race in very blustery
M2C multisport race was back in 2014 after an absence of nearly 20 years, however this years event is postponed. The course set off from Mt Ruapehu and traversed the central north island to Cooks Gardens in Wanganui on Sunday.
The Pioneer was officially launched today in Christchurch, an audacious seven-day mountain bike stage race for elites and amateurs alike that takes riders (in teams of two) through the best of New Zealand’s spectacular landscape along trails that few ever get to enjoy, following in the footsteps of New Zealand’s early explorers.
At approximately 3.00pm Police were alerted that a kayaker was in trouble in waters off Pukehina, Western Bay of Plenty. A 46 year old male had fallen from his kayak and was adrift but thankfully wearing a life jacket
The ever popular Goat Adventure Run from Whakapapa to Turoa Ski Fields, traversing the trail around Mt Ruapahu western slopes, has been won by former Coast to Coast champion Elina Ussher and Shay Williamson.
It’s been a busy few weeks for Wanaka based multisporter Jess Simson, with 2 top international podium finishes - first in Australia & then in Brazil. “I don’t like to think about my competitors really, I just like to focus on my own thing & do my best."
Cycling commentator Del Woodford tells us about Avanti Plus teaming up with Gordon McCauley to put together a junior coaching programme. “Its Gordon McCauley coaching…its a pretty exciting opportunity for some young riders.”