marathon

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown International Marathon's boss is still hopeful the resort's biggest one-day event - which last year had a record field of 12,000-plus - can run again this November, despite the current Covid-19 ban on big events. Dave Beeche,...

Sweating Motatapu

By HUGH COLLINS Nearly 4000 athletes are set to charge through the hills between Wanaka and Arrowtown this weekend during the 16th Macpac Motatapu. The Motatapu's grown to incorporate seven different running and biking events across two days - it's the...

Cancer sufferer’s marathon

A Queenstown-raised woman who's battled devastating cervical cancer is running tomorrow's Honolulu Marathon, in Hawaii, to support others who've undertaken her journey. Auckland-based Vivian-Lee Rewi, 29, fell pregnant with her first baby last year, but was then diagnosed with cervical...
A determined Queenstowner realised an 18-year-long dream by completing last Sunday's famous New York City Marathon. Pauline Bianchi says "it was an experience of a lifetime, it was more than I ever imagined". "Imagine running through a massive party from start...
Despite debilitating injuries, Queenstowner Pauline Bianchi can't wait to make the start-line of Sunday's New York City Marathon. The 48-year-old art gallery owner has had the world's biggest marathon, which attracts more than 50,000 runners, on her bucket list after...
Buoyed by two fine performances earlier this year, Queenstown marathon runner/triathlete Jason Hall kicks off his season with the Auckland Marathon at the end of this month. The 26-year-old won the Tahiti-Mooera Marathon in March, then finished 14th in his...
Arrowtowner Wayne Foley is doing more than just walk the walk for a cause that's dear to him. After months of hard yards, the 57-year-old is running his first marathon next Saturday – the annual Air New Zealand Queenstown International...

Bracing for the big race

Final preparations are in full swing for first-time marathon runner Kris Barr. The Station info centre boss, who turned 40 earlier this month, admits he's not a complete stranger to racing. He's completed what he calls a "hike" – the Shotover Moonlight...
Don't expect a repeat of 2014's deluge for Saturday's Queenstown International Marathon. More than 9500 entrants will run and walk the trails between Arrowtown and Queenstown, in the 10km, half-marathon and marathon distances. Sponsor Air New Zealand has put on extra flights to get...
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