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Challenge Wanaka Gallery 2016
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Saturday 20th February 2016


Tags  Challenge Wanaka  |  Dougal Allan  |  Joe Skipper  |  Julia Grant  |  Laura Siddall  |  Maik Twelsiek  |  Wanaka


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Challenge Wanaka 2016: stunning images from the 'world's most scenic triathlon'

If you are going to race for over ten hours, how about doing it in a truly stunning location? With it's 10th anniversary edition today, Challenge Wanaka (www.challenge-wanaka.com) has built a reputation of one the the destination races in world triathlon. Here are some superb images from another great day in New Zealand.

Related Article - Challenge Wanaka 2016 race report

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It's not just the long distance athletes - the kids get to race in Wanaka too.

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Stunning blue skies at the pre-race check-in for Julia Grant.

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Superb early morning lighting over the Pro swim start.

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Super swimmer and winner of the last three events in Wanaka, Dylan McNeice was first on to the bike

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She's won six times before, but it wasn't Gina Crawford's day today.

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It wouldn't be a good day for Joe Skipper either. We see him here before mechanical issues forced him out of the race.

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Germany's Maik Twelsiek lead the race at T2, using his bike power to take the lead on his Dimond bike.

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Yvonne van Vlerken would go on to add another win to her impressive C.V...

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...but Great Britain's Laura Siddall proved tough competition.

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Early on in the bike leg, eventual winner Dougal Allan with Joe Skipper not far behind.

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Matt Russell for the USA on some of the stunning trails.

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Laura Siddall takes second place.

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A post-race embrace between Laura Siddall and Yvonne van Vlerken.

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A very pumped Dougal Allan takes the win.

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