Blistering heat for Defiance ’18

January 21, 2018 gzaalno 0 Comments

Blistering heat can’t defeat multi-sport’s toughest at Defiance ’18. After two days and 150+km in searing temperatures and strong summer winds, over 80 teams broke the back and crossed the line of one of the world’s toughest adventure races.

In sweltering weather that could not be more different to last year’s arctic blast, Braden Currie and his team mate Dougal Allan displayed their world-class credentials, winning the two-day Red Bull Defiance Elite category in 12hours:14mins:48secs today. It was their 16th race together and their experience shone through over the gruelling Wanaka-based race, as they beat home Hamish Fleming and Bobby Dean by more than 50mins.

Braden describes the event, which involves mountain biking, running, kayaking and a 100m abseil, as “a lot of fun.”
“Perfect conditions. I don’t think you could get a better day in Wanaka for it. It wasn’t really until about the last 6km that it really got hot. We just enjoyed it.” “We were in a really good rhythm, both of us were in good form. We didn’t have to really hurt ourselves,” Braden says.

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