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Jamie Whyte and Belinda Granger win Challenge Wanaka Triathlon

Rising New Zealand professional triathlete Jamie Whyte fought off gusting winds and a tough challenge on the run from veteran Aussie Courtney Ogden and Kiwi Bevan McKinnon to claim the biggest victory of his career with a wire-to- wire win in 9hrs 3min at the fifth Challenge Wanaka long-course triathlon Saturday. Australians Christie Sym and Josh Rix were 3rd and 5th. Read about Christie’s story leading up to the race.

Belinda Granger and Courtney Ogden Head up Australian Challenge at Wanaka

This year’s Challenge Wanaka to be held on 15 January features multiple iron distance champion Belinda Granger and two times ironman champion Courtney Odgen as well as current world age group champion Belinda Harper (NZL) and Challenge Barcelona winner Jimmy Johnsen (DEN). The field includes a number of high profile international professional athletes, including the event’s largest ever men’s pro field of 14 that includes previous Challenge Wanaka winners, Luke Dragstra (CAN) and Marc Pschebizin (GER). But don’t forget Josh Rix…