Kathmandu Coast to Coast: LONGEST DAY EDITION brought to you by CP MEDIA
Hamish Elliot – Since 1987 the One Day event has only been an option for individual athletes, however 2022 saw the option to enter 3 person teams. One team member to tackle the Cycle stages (plus the first run off the start line at Kumara), another the Mountain Run and the third taking on the 70km kayak down the Waimak.
Hamish Elliot joins us tonight as ⅓ of Team OSM – taking on the Mountain Run, and not for the first time. He is joined by Louis Crosby (biking) and Rachel Clarke, taking on the kayak for OSM.
Dougal Allan – Our next guest wears the #1 Elite Men’s Bib this coming Saturday. Dougal Allan Dougal has become one of NZ’s most successful and consistent endurance athletes. Dougal is Coast to Coast World Multisport Champion two times over – taking the top podium step in 2019 and 2021.
Renee Wootton – Elite Women’s 6th seed, Renee Wootton’s pedigree speaks for itself when it comes to the cycling side of the Kathmandu Coast to Coast, having ridden for pro team Velo Project, competing in the New Zealand Cycling series. And given cycling makes up over half of the race, the Queenstown Engineer is at a real advantage. It’s whether she can put it together on the 30.5 km Mountain Run that will be her biggest challenge, especially after returning from a broken ankle, which kept her out of the 2021 event.
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