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Former World Champion swimmer and Olympian Moss Burmester is taking on the massive physical challenge of the Kathmandu Coast to Coast followed by Challenge Wanaka a week later. Since retiring from swimming in 2010 Burmester has stayed active through spearfishing and freediving and last year got...

Jesse Thomas of USA on the bike leg during 2018 Challenge Wanaka  (Photo by Neil Kerr/Getty Images) Challenge Wanaka will once again host the New Zealand National AquaBike Championship on Saturday 16th February 2019. The Aqua Bike event was successfully held at part of expansion of the...

Challenge Wanaka has been recognised for its innovation and ongoing success winning the 2018 University of Otago Innovation in Sport Award at ASB Bank Otago Sports Awards last night. The Otago Sports Awards were held at the Dunedin Town Hall with the best of the province's...

IMAGE: Te Kakano spokeswoman Megan Williams (left) and local Challenge Wanaka competitor Kelly Good plant a tree together in Penrith Reserve near Beacon Point to celebrate Challenge Wanaka and Te Kakano becoming official partners. More native trees will feature on the Challenge Wanaka run course as...

Anna Brooke was a very happy winner of a new Garmin Forerunner 935. Anna entered Challenge Wanaka before the end of last month making her eligible to go in the draw to win the Premium GPS Running/Triathlon Watch with Wrist-based Heart Rate. “I was pretty happy...

New Zealand’s largest triathlon festival, Challenge Wanaka, is poised to enter an exciting new era with organisers focused on building the half distance triathlon and new Aquabike races into world-class international events. This decision to cut the elite field from the full 226 kilometre event in...

Image credit: Getty Images Dylan McNeice of Christchurch and Whanganui resident Gina Crawford today extended their phenomenal record at Challenge Wanaka by scoring their third and sixth victories respectively at what is regarded as the world’s most scenic long distance triathlon. McNeice became the first man to...

Image: Steve Gurney The non-profit trust that runs Challenge Wanaka, the world’s most scenic long-distance triathlon, has appointed internationally renowned adventure athlete, Steve Gurney to its board of trustees. The Challenge Wanaka Sports Trust made the appointment at the same time as announcing a 23 per cent...

Image credit: Getty Images Challenge Wanaka 2014 race highlights are coming to New Zealand TV screens this month. Enjoy all the best action from the world's most scenic long distance triathlon on SKY TV at the following times: Tue 18 February – 7am on SKY Sport 2 ...

Image credit: Getty Images Challenge Wanaka, the world’s most scenic long-distance triathlon, will take place on Sunday 22 February 2015, a month after its traditional race weekend for the past eight years. Challenge Wanaka race director, Victoria Murray-Orr made the announcement at a relaxed Awards Brunch this...

Image: Women's champion Gina Crawford. Credit: Getty Images With less than three days to go before Challenge Wanaka 2014, the world’s most scenic long-distance triathlon, both winners from last year say they’re in great shape after introducing new training regimes for this season and are aiming...

Image credit: Getty Images A record number of swimmers, bikers and runners of all ages and abilities are about to put months of training to the ultimate test as the Challenge Wanaka triathlon festival gets underway this coming weekend. The flagship event, Challenge Wanaka on Saturday 18...

Image: Nicky Samuels. Credit: MMPro This year’s Lake Wanaka Half, part of the Challenge Wanaka Triathlon Festival, has attracted a record number of entries with three world champions amongst a field of more than 1,200 athletes. US long-distance legend and 1988 World Champion, Scott Molina will line up...

This month’s eighth annual Challenge Wanaka Triathlon Festival once again includes several satellite events designed to give locals and visitors alike the opportunity to get active, have fun and take part in the world’s number one fastest-growing sport. With more than 1,600 competitors focused on the...

Lake Wanaka Tourism’s team is upping its game ahead of January’s Challenge Wanaka Triathlon Festival by entering the full distance race for the first time. The local Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) has previously entered the Lake Wanaka Half every year since the first half-distance event was...

Image: Five-time winner, Gina Crawford (Getty Images) With entries closing at midnight tomorrow (Saturday), Challenge Wanaka has already attracted an exceptional line up of pro athletes ready to tackle one of the world’s toughest iron distance triathlons. The start list for the eighth annual event includes last...

Challenge Wanaka has launched a campaign to recruit hundreds of volunteers needed for its annual triathlon festival between 15-18 January by offering free training in first aid and traffic management. Registration for the Reservations and Accommodation Wanaka Volunteer Crew is underway with many long-time supporters already...

Profile Design has announced a new partnership with Challenge Wanaka, the first-stop on the 2014 Challenge Family global tour. The event, which is slated for January 18th, is the world’s most scenic iron distance triathlon, and one of the 22 events in the Challenge Family global...

Image credit: Getty Images Challenge Wanaka has announced leading local property manager and activity booking agent, Accommodation & Reservations Wanaka as its new volunteer sponsor. The company is also offering special rates for Challenge Wanaka athletes and their supporters as part of its sponsorship package. The agreement...

Challenge Wanaka is pleased to announce a new three-year charity partnership with Cystic Fibrosis NZ that will provide a new dimension to New Zealand’s largest annual triathlon festival featuring over 2,000 participants. Challenge Wanaka is the world’s most scenic iron distance triathlon (226km), set against the...

Challenge Wanaka, New Zealand’s largest annual triathlon festival, is teaming up with CLIF Bar as its official nutrition supplier for 2014 with on-course hydration supplied by the Nuun range of sugar-free sports drinks. CLIF Bar is the leading energy bar in the United States and Canada....

Image Credit: Getty Images Reigning Challenge Wanaka champion, Dylan McNeice, has again made his mark on the international triathlon circuit as he took his second major title in only his second long distance race at this weekend’s Challenge Taiwan. Meanwhile two-time Challenge Wanaka champion, Belinda Granger (AUS),...

Challenge Family and MarkAllenOnline have announced a partnership that sees the coaching company of one of triathlon’s greatest sporting legends partner with the world’s fastest growing series of long distance triathlons. In the partnership, athletes will benefit from tailored training plans through MarkAllenOnline.com for each of...

Image: Dylan McNeice wins Challenge Wanaka 2013 New Zealand triathletes Dylan McNeice and Gina Crawford are the 2013 Challenge Wanaka champions after setting commanding leads over the field in windy conditions. Crawford triumphed over a stomach bug suffered earlier in the week to set a new women’s...