SHORT AND SHARP
Queenstown to Tekapo, a distance of 172.4km, taking him 5:10:4sec, also breaking the record.
Tourism team up for challenge
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 has previously entered the Lake Wanaka Half every year since the first half-distance event was staged in 2010. Earlier this year it achieved its best ever result, winning the mixed team category with its ‘elite’ squad while its B-team took out fourth place. The 2014 Lake Wanaka Tourism team comprises Susan ‘Torpedo’ Helmore (wife of general manager James Helmore) for the 3.8km swim, Geoff ‘Onya’ Marks for the 180km bike leg with James ‘Halberg’ Helmore aiming to bring the team home in style with his first ever marathon run.