Story: Gender and sport



IronMaori is an annual endurance event in Hawke's Bay, which was first held in 2009. The aim is to encourage more Māori to participate in endurance sports events, but it is not restricted to people of Māori descent. In most sporting events men and women compete separately, but in IronMaori they compete together on equal terms. The event comprises a 2-kilometre swim, 90-kilometre bike ride and 21.1-kilometre run. 

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Sally Shaw, 'Gender and sport - Gender equality and sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Sally Shaw, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jun 2016