Top Athletes

What the Pros say about Challenge Wanaka

Gina Crawford (NZL) – Challenge Wanaka is my absolute favourite course. Wanaka is a beautiful place to come and race and I look forward to coming back each year not only for the race but to have a holiday. There are so many great places to train before the race and to relax after. I also come back to Wanaka each year as the course is really fair and honest and I can push myself to my limits and race my own race which gives me great satisfaction. The whole town of Wanaka has got in behind the event and the event is super well organised. Each time I have raced at Challenge Wanaka it has been such a positive experience and that is why I keep coming back.

Richard Ussher (NZL) – Challenge Wanaka is such a buzz, amazing course and atmosphere. It would be one of the must-do iron distance races anywhere in the world.

Rebekah Keat (AUS) – Challenge Wanaka is definitely the most beautiful race I have ever done! Wanaka is certainly a race I have marked on the calendar every year for the rest of my career – so don’t miss out on this experience!

Lisbeth Kristensen (DEN) – Wanaka is an amazing place and Challenge Wanaka is one of the most beautiful races I’ve ever done. I just loved everything about Wanaka and I can only recommend this race. Wanaka has everything I like: the mountains, lake and very friendly people. I can’t wait to go back!

Justin Granger (AUS) – Wanaka is just an incredible part of the world, a simply beautiful location to visit. To have the chance to race in such a destination on the best course I have competed on, is a must-do. The Challenge team make the whole experience a memorable one guaranteed! Do yourself a favour and go see what it’s all about.

Luke Dragstra (CAN) – I couldn’t possibly miss doing Wanaka two years in a row. This race is true triathlon and a beauty one at that. At Wanaka you will feel the real challenge of Iron Distance Competition with all the elements, sun, heat, wind, hills and off road running. Beyond that you also get the treat of an atmosphere almost unmatched in the world of triathlon brought to you by fantastic sporting community and organization team. See you out there!

Hillary Biscay (USA) – Challenge Wanaka is the most scenic iron distance course that I have ever experienced, and its challenging run is my very favourite. I have done over forty iron distance races, and still the three I did in Wanaka remain amongst my most memorable.