Cham­pi­ons re­turn

Nelson Mail - - SPORT -

De­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Braden Cur­rie (NZ) and Jo­ce­lyn McCauley (USA) head­line the seeded ath­letes for the 34th Iron­man New Zealand, to be hosted in Taupo on March 3rd. Cur­rie (Wanaka) leads a men’s field dom­i­nated by ar­guably the great­est era of New Zealand tal­ent on dis­play over the 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42.2km run, with no less than seven of the top ten seeds hail­ing from the host coun­try. In­cluded in that list is the ever­green Cameron Brown, as the 45-year-old con­tin­ues to con­tend for a ti­tle he has won a world record 12 times pre­vi­ously, as he con­tem­plates a 21st ap­pear­ance at the event.

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