Queenstown International Marathon

A Queenstowner is stalling his career as a triathlete to pursue marathon running – and coaching. Auckland-raised Jason Hall, who shifted here two years ago, announced himself as an up-and-coming triathlete when he won his 18-to-24-year age group at the...
A Queenstown teacher told by doctors he would never run again is now training for the resort's marathon. Three years ago, the Shotover Primary School team leader Joe Bailey ran the inaugural Queenstown International Marathon. He hoped to break the four-hour...

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...

Expanding marathon hits ceiling

Runners can still grab a place in all distances at the Queenstown International Marathon – which will have 1000 extra spot this year. But those who take on the full 42km marathon or the half-marathon on November 19 will still have to...
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