long-distance running

Race with no end

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner sets out tomorrow to defend his title in New Zealand’s ‘‘cruellest’’ ultramarathon. Adam Keen, 37, last year won the last-man-standing ‘Backyard Ultra’ competition, completing 35 consecutive 6.7km laps, each starting on the hour, on a course...
By MATTHEW MCKEW A mammoth race taking in Wanaka’s mountains has been won by a rookie Queenstown entrant. Ben Cullen claimed victory at the first attempt of running anything more than 65km, winning the ironically named Ultra Easy 104km Sky Race...
By PHILIP CHANDLER KEEN by name, keenest by nature. Queenstowner Adam Keen proved he’s New Zealand’s gutsiest long-distance runner by winning a gruelling last-person standing competition last weekend. In and around an Auckland forest, the 37-year-old ran for 35 hours, completing a...
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