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Challenge Wanaka calls itself "The world's most scenic long distance triathlon" and based on these images, it is difficult to disagree

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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.

John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.
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