Challenge Wanaka 2017 Gallery

WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 18: Laura Siddall of Great Britain and Yvonne van Vlerken of Austria embrace following the 2017 Challenge Wanaka on February 18, 2017 in Wanaka, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Laura Siddall; Yvonne van Vlerken

Challenge Wanaka: “The world’s most scenic long distance triathlon”

It’s a bold claim, but few events can come close to the beauty of the natural surroundings of Challenge Wanaka (www.www.challenge-wanaka.com).

Saturday’s race (full report HERE), saw course records plus an epic head-to-head battle between Yvonne van Vlerken (NED) and Great Britain’s Laura Siddall, the pair separated by just 27 seconds after over nine hours of racing.

Scroll through the images above for more on the story of the race – and of course, some truly stunning scenery – courtesy of Getty Images.

Inspired? Challenge Wanaka will take place next year on 17th February 2018.