Weekend of fun, fitness and festive spirit for Hawke’s Bay
IronMāori Toa will create a bit of cultural and sporting history on Saturday.
Dubbed the world’s first indigenous full-distance triathlon, it marks the culmination of 14 years of planning and development.
As many as 250 athletes - aged between 26 and 76 - are expected to dive into the water off Ahuriri when the 3.8-kilometre ocean swim starts at 6.30am, followed by a 180km cycle and 42.2km run which will finish at the Napier Soundshell.
Competitors have 17 hours to complete the gruelling course in the heart of Ngāti Kahungunu.
Link to article: Up to 20,000 people at the park: Weekend of fun, fitness and festive spirit for Hawke’s Bay - NZ Herald