Olympic Silver medallist Nick Willis defied the bookies odds to clinch a sweet 5000m victory over the Robertson twins to bring a rousing finale to the Auckland Track Challenge at a pulsating Douglas Track and Field at the Trusts Stadium.
Charity ultra runner Mal Law is cutting through his challenge of 50 off-road marathons in 50 days which he kicked off at the Tarawera Ultra in Rotorua early February with his body holding up, just, with 18 runs completed.
Mal Law who ran seven major walks in 7 days back in 2009 (7in7) all for charity raising over $300k is back, this time hitting the trails with a much bigger challenge, all for Mental Health Foundation of NZ.
Athletics Round Up - Alana Barber broke the New Zealand national 20km road walking record, Adelaide Track Classic Michael Cochrane won the 400m hurdles, Jacko Gill secured his second best ever shot put of 20.58m.. more
Zane Robertson recently produced arguably one of the finest New Zealand distance running performance for several generations in Japan. Steve Landells chats to the ambitious East African-based Kiwi about his rich vein of form
In 2014, Cyclone Lusi blew the mighty Tarawera Ultramarathon onto a plan-B course. This year, billed as ‘the return to Kawerau,’ the conditions were perfect — and winners Dylan Bowman (US) and Ruby Muir (NZ) blew the race records away.
China’s Yun Yanqiao represented the Tarawera Ultramarathon ‘tribe’ at today’s official race welcome at Rotorua’s Te Puia Marae. There couldn’t have been a better representative. On last year’s cyclone-impacted Tarawera Ultra, Yanqiao finished