Speights C2C athletes set for Magnetic Island Adventurethon
Adventurethon Australia is very excited to be partnering with the Speights Coast to Coast Multisport Race in order to grow the international Adventure Sport community and create pathways for more athletes to travel between the Adventurethon and Speights Coast to coast
Each podium athlete at this weekends Speights Coast to Coast event will qualify for a free entry to the Magnetic Island Adventurethon held March 28th on the challenging and beautiful Magnetic Island in North Qld In Australia.
The Magnetic Island event is seen as one of the Australia’s toughest 1 day adventure challenges including 26km of Ocean paddling, 29 km of mountain biking and 22 kilometres of trail running. “It’s not the total kilometres of the day that make it difficult, it’s the terrain we cover and the conditions Athletes endure that make it tough” said event director Joel Savage.
We look forward to seeing the results of the Speights Coast to Coast NZ as we know we will see some of New Zealand and the world’s best Competitors tackling that race and we can’t wait to show them Magnetic Island, the jewel of North Queensland with some of the best Ocean paddling destinations and hiking trails in our region as well as some tough, adventurous biking.
5 times Coast to Coast winner and now Race Director, Richard Ussher believes that Braden Currie is racing really well and will be difficult to beat, rating him as one of the quickest runners ever over the mountain run. Other mentions are Sam Manson, who has continued to improve and former Speights podium finisher Trevor Voyce who pipped Manson for second at the 2014 3D NZ multisport Champs.
Others pushing podium claims in the men’s one day event includes top international and regular coaster Flavio Vianna from Brazil, Sam Goodall, Dan Busch, Hamish Fleming with late entry, 43 year old World Champion Adventure Racer Nathan Fa’avae and veteran Nathan Petersen potential wildcards.
Not to be discounted, the women’s race is expected to be a thriller with defending champion Jess Simson up against multiple winner Elina Ussher, top triathlete and 2013 Australasian Multisport champion Simone Maier and experienced multi-sport veteran Rachel Cashin, who has managed multiple podium efforts in the event over the past ten years.
Meanwhile, in Australia, we will be waiting excitedly to see which of the competitors take up the challenge and face our own race favourites – 3 x Uncle Toby’s Ironman champion turned adventure specialist, Guy Andrews, along with Multiple Adventurethon champion and 2014’s Magnetic Island and Townsville Adventurethon winner, Sam Stedman.
We are thrilled to announce it will be an exciting year for our own women in multisport with a great line up to be released soon…keep an eye out.