Challenge Wanaka has been held here since 2007 and is the second oldest Challenge event after Challenge Roth (since 2002). The event is known as an honest course i.e. quite tough. However, the rewards are there in stunning scenery. Lake Wanaka is surrounded by mountains and considered the quieter (and prettier) alternative to the capital of outdoor sports, Queenstown. It is a popular ski resort in winter and frequented in summer for its wide range of summer outdoor activities (hiking, biking, paragliding, rock climbing, fishing, etc.)
The 2020 champions are Braden Currie and Radka Khalefeldt, but the queen of Challenge Wanaka is still Gina Crawford with a total of 6 wins.
Crawford was also a classical violinist. Gina Crawford won twice in Bintan as well; MetaMan Bintan 2014 and Ironman 70.3 Bintan in 2015.
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