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...

Psyched up for Longest Day

By PHILIP CHANDLER Two top Queenstown multisporters, both entering tomorrow's Coast to Coast for the fourth time, expect fierce competition in their categories. The iconic race, comprising running, cycling and kayaking legs, takes competitors 243km from the West Coast to the...

Bulding up the miles

By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown carpenter’s transforming his body for the challenge of his life. Stefan Heinrich says he ‘‘caught the bug’’ when he ran the 15km Miners Trail at last year’s Motatapu multisport event, and decided to give himself a...