Sixteen year-old, Cameron Jones, is off to a flying start in this year’s Kathmandu Coast to Coast after dominating the first leg of the two-day event that started today on the South Island’s West Coast.
The Guinness Book of World Records holder for the fastest man to paddle a bathtub one hundred meters can’t wait to tackle the Waimakariri River on a stand up paddle board while competing in the Kathmandu Coast to Coast.
While most ease off with their training as the Kathmandu Coast to Coast gets closer, one group from the far north of New Zealand is taking on a 1700 kilometre journey cycling and kayaking to get to the iconic event.
Freezing temperatures as low as 2°C in the snow covered peaks of Wanaka today, made some unexpected and brutally challenging conditions for the 66 teams of Elite and Amateur athletes competing in the 142km endurance race today, Red Bull Defiance.
‘Clean, green and left just the way they found it’, these are aims for the iconic Kathmandu Coast to Coast multi-sport race as it becomes the first event in the country to join forces with Leave No Trace New Zealand.