Wanaka played host to more than 1000 competitors last week as the popular Challenge Wanaka triathlon event returned for the 14th time. Winning the race for a second consecutive year was Braden Currie, of Wanaka, finishing the race in 3hr 59min 48sec. Radka Kahlefeldt, of the Czech Republic, was the first woman across the finish line, in 4hr 28min 11sec.


Ends well . . . Men’s winners Braden Currie, of Wanaka, (centre) celebrates his first place with Matt Burton (left, second place), of Australia, and Mike Phillips (right, third place), of Christchurch.

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