Kōrero: Triathlon and multisport

Motatapu event

Motatapu event

In 2005 the first adventure race was held at Motatapu, in the high country behind Arrowtown. By 2013 the event had expanded to five separate competitions – a 47-kilometre mountain-bike race, a 42-kilometre off-road marathon, a 15-kilometre run/walk, an off-road triathlon and a 49-kilometre four-peak traverse. As this image shows, runners and cyclists are sometimes found on the same challenging terrain.

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Motatapu event
Photograph by Nathan Secker

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Green, 'Triathlon and multisport - Other endurance events', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41571/motatapu-event (accessed 27 January 2020)

He kōrero nā David Green, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Mar 2015