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Rotorua marathon

Rotorua marathon

First held in 1965 with 16 competitors, the Rotorua marathon is now the biggest in New Zealand, and has several thousand participants. A circuit of the lake is almost exactly the marathon distance of 42.2 kilometres.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - The North Island’s playground', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015