Lake Wanaka Triathlon Attracts Top Women Riders to New Zealand

The Challenge Wanaka Triathlon Festival (13-19 January 2013) is on track for its largest field ever -with over 1,100 athletes already registered across both the half and full distances.

Women are bucking the global trend at the Lake Wanaka Half, making up more than 50% of the field in the scenic half iron distance triathlon.   Registrations to date show 55 all-female teams have entered compared to 35 all-male teams plus there are 70 mixed teams.

Challenge Wanaka is considered “the world’s most scenic iron distance triathlon.” The courses includes swimming in the crystal waters of Lake Wanaka, cycling past Treble Cone ski area before heading back through Lake Wanaka, and running the course half of which is off-road alongside the lake and banks of the Clutha River.
Lake Wanaka is a must do on your  visit to the South Island.   It has a huge variety of women welcoming  accommodation to suit every budget, from backpackers to luxury lodges.
Did you know Challenge Wanaka in New Zealand’s South Island is the world’s most scenic iron distance triathlon and on the “must-do” list for triathletes around the globe? Part of the global Challenge Family series, Challenge Wanaka attracts professional and age group athletes from around the world, drawn to the world-renowned course on the edge of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area.

See why: video

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