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Challenge Wanaka


Wetsuits and lycra be the leading fashion items around Wanaka this weekend as triathletes from as far afield as Brazil, France, USA, UK and NZ line up to compete in Challenge Wanaka.

This ironman event features a 3.8km swim at Roy’s Bay, followed by 180km on the bike and just for good measure a marathon to end!

Aspiring triathletes have the option of the Lake Wanaka Half – which is half the ironman distance or for youngsters, from ages 6 to 15, their custom made courses (by age group) gets them participating too.

Leading ironman, Chris McCormack, will be staying at Edgewater during the event.  He’s won 12 Ironman events - more than any other male and has broken through the 8 hour barrier four times and is the only man to have done it more than twice.

Edgewater is proud to be an accommodation sponsor of the event for the fourth year in a row.  Our involvement doesn’t end there though.  GM Leigh Stock is a participant in the Ironman team event.  His forte…..biking.

Leigh and Bike in Advance of Challenge Wanaka



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