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Kiwis at Hong Kong100

This weekend the Ultra Trail World Tour kicks off with the Hong Kong 100km. Among those lining up are 3 top kiwi ultra runners-  Shannon-Leigh Litt, Scott Hawker and Vajin Armstong. BCR caught…

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Taniwha 60km Winners Interviews

The Taniwha off road race was run in the Waikato on 9 November. The race is run by Total Sport, supported by the  Waikato River trails and the participant’s have an opportunity to raise money for a…

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Ruby Muir pre Speedgoat Interview

  Less than a year ago Ruby Muir was laid out with injury, she even withdrew from the 2012 Kepler Challenge, unable to train for it. Oh how quickly things can change- Ruby has in…

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Amy Campbell pre Badwater Ultra Interview

Amy Campbell, New Zealand 24hr rep and 2011 winner of the Tarawera Ultra, takes on the famed Badwater Ultra this weekend. “Covering 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA,…

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Vajin Armstrong European Campaign Kicking Off!

While we are all freezing our asses off with the mass weather bomb that has gripped the country,  this weekend kiwi ultra runner Vajin Armstrong kicks off his European summer of racing with…

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Vajin Armstrong pre TNF100 Interview

The North Face 100km in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney Australia takes place this weekend. Arguably the premier mountain 100km ultra in the Southern Hempishre, the TNF100 has attracted some top talent over the last few years, including some of…

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Whitney Dagg pre TNF100km interview

The North Face 100km in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney Australia takes place this weekend. Arguably the premiere mountain 100km ultra in the Southern Hempishre, the TNF100 has attracted some top talent over the last few years,…

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Marty Lukes pre Northburn 100 Interview

This weekend will be the 3rd edition of the gnarly Northburn 100mile race in the barren Dunstan Mountains east of Cromwell. The Northburn can lay claim to being New Zealand’s only true 100mile mountain (and 100km mountain) race and is certainly not…

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Glenn Sutton pre Northburn 100

This weekend will be the 3rd edition of the gnarly Northburn 100mile race in the barren Dunstan Mountains east of Cromwell. The Northburn can lay claim to being New Zealand’s only true 100mile mountain (and 100km mountain) race and is certainly not…

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Dennis de Monchy pre Northburn100

This weekend will be the 3rd edition of the gnarly Northburn 100mile race in the barren Dunstan Mountains east of Cromwell. The Northburn can lay claim to being New Zealand’s only true 100mile mountain (and 100km mountain) race and is certainly not…

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