True Ti­rau grit tack­les K4

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Ti­rau’s Jim McMur­ray has won the tough­est sin­gle-day cy­cle race in New Zealand.

He bat­tled for more than 12 hours to take first in the Cy­cle City K4 on the Coro­man­del Penin­sula.

Held ev­ery four years as part of Ad­ven­ture Rac­ing Coro­man­del’s K2 cy­cling event the race com­prises two laps of the K2 which means K4 rid­ers cir­cum­nav­i­gate the Coro- man­del Penin­sula twice. The race started at 10pm on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 29 and cov­ered 384kms in­clud­ing 14 ma­jor hill climbs – that trans­lates as 4600m of ver­ti­cal as­cent.

De­spite bat­tling the dark, the strong winds and per­sis­tent rain McMur­ray set a new course record of 12 hours, 49 min­utes and four sec­onds.

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