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THE IRONMAN GROUP’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

To our global community, We know that both our athletes and our communities want to be racing; we do too.

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NEW ZEALAND’S OWN ROYAL COUPLE OF OFF-ROAD RACING SET FOR MACPAC MOTATAPU DEBUT

*New Zealand’s very own prince and princess of XTERRA and off-road triathlon racing are set to grace the iconic Macpac Motatapu multi-sport event for the first time, with Sam Osborne and Samantha Kingsford lining up in the off-road triathlon as they chase the Suzuki New Zealand Cross Triathlon National Championship titles on offer on March...

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THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION LAUNCHES AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRES HUMANITARIAN RELIEF CAMPAIGN

*Funds raised through donations to assist a range of programs and groups in Australia* * * *SYDNEY, Aus. / TAMPA, Fla. (January 13, 2019) – The IRONMAN Foundation® has today launched a global Humanitarian Relief Campaign to provide support for those affected by the devastating bushfires across Australia.

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DEFENDING CHAMPIONS REIGN SUPREME

It was multiple back to back success stories at The Pioneer, fuelled by Nutri-Grain, with Michal Vink and Tim Rush (Onya Bike North Otago), Kate McIlroy and Amy Hollamby (Stonewood Homes) and Josie Wilcox and Joe Skerman (JoJo) taking out the open men’s, open women’s and mixed categories for 2019, as the race wound up...

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The Pioneer Heads to Rotorua in 2020

The Pioneer, fuelled by Nutri-Grain, is officially headed to the Central North Island in 2020, starting and finishing in the Mountain Bike Mecca of Rotorua, with The IRONMAN Group Oceania announcing details of the new location on the final day of the 2019 race in Central Otago.

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SNOW AND HIGH WIND FORCES PIONEER COURSE CHANGE

Race organisers were kept on their toes as two course changes were made this morning as riders headed out on stage four of The Pioneer, fuelled by Nutri-Grain, with snow, high wind and yesterday’s rain all impacting on the Bannockburn loop course.

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Stage 4 contingency course

5 December 2019

Stage 4 contingency course

Good morning Pioneers and supporters, A contingency course is in play today for Stage 4 on Thursday 5th December. Due to overnight snow on the Carrick range (which is still falling), riders will not be riding the Carrick climb or Mt Difficulty climb.

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VINK AND RUSH GO TO WORK IN THE MUD AND RAIN

Riders overcame the worst the weather could throw at them on stage three of The Pioneer, fuelled by Nutri-Grain, as constant rain and cool temperatures were the order of the day on the ride from Alexandra to Bannockburn in the stunning Central Otago basin.

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AUSSIES THROW THE GAUNTLET DOWN ON LONGEST DAY

A fascinating duel between defending champions Michael Vink & Tim Rush (Onya Bike North Otago) and Brendan Johnston & Jon Odams (Giant Off-Road Australia) took another twist on stage two of The Pioneer, fuelled by Nutri-Grain on the longest day, the Queen Stage in Alexandra today.

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KIWIS MAKE BIG MOVE ON STUNNING STAGE ONE AT PIONEER

Defending champions Michael Vink and Tim Rush (Onya Bike North Otago) made an emphatic statement on day two of The Pioneer, fuelled by Nutrigrain, dominating the spectacular 76km stage one from Moke Lake to Arrowtown that took riders from the Moke Lake village, up Moonlight Track to Arthurs Point, along the Shotover River, up the...

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