Described by athletes as one of the best events on the international circuit, Challenge Wanaka’s terrain, remoteness and honesty of the course also makes it one of the most memorable. The physical and mental challenges will push athletes to their limits but the enthusiasm and warm welcome of the local supporters is second to none with the resulting atmosphere getting even the most tired competitor across the line.
As an athlete it is essential you are prepared for this very special event. It is an ironman with an ‘adventure edge’ and there are several compulsory elements that you may not encounter at other events.
Bring your bike into 99 Ardmore St from the 1st Feb onwards to get it all sorted for your training and race day. We also stock Blueseventy triathlon wetsuits so come in and get a proper fitting from one of our trained professionals. The following is what will be checked when you bring your equipment for scrutiny:
MANDATORY BIKE CHECK
WE ALSO CHECK THE FOLLOWING ARE TIGHT AND SECURE
ADDITIONAL RACE READY CHECKS
Each participant is responsible for the state or repair of his/her own bike. Bikes must have been serviced within three weeks of the event and be in a safe and roadworthy condition. Assistance by anyone other than official technical support personnel will be grounds for immediate disqualification. This disallows the use of spare wheels and back-up bikes and requires that each competitor be prepared to handle any possible mechanical malfunction. All bikes must undergo a compulsory check by the official technical support in the lead up to the race or at registration. Only checked bikes with the special stickers will be allowed into transition.
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