Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Hamish Carter to Escape From Alcatraz

Hamish Carter to Escape From Alcatraz

Hamish Carter begins his assault on the three big events in the United States on Sunday June 12th with a start in the infamous Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco.

The event is one of the oldest professional races in the world and starts in the icy cold water between the San Francisco Piers and Alcatraz Island. Carter will be reunited on the start line with old foe and four-time world champion Simon Lessing of Great Britain.

The event is raced over a 1.5 mile swim, 18 mile non drafting cycle and 8 mile run. Actor and occasional Triathlete Robin Williams, who competes annually in the event, will also join Carter at the start line. The race will be screened on national television in the United States with a strong pre race focus on the participation of the current Olympic Champion.

Carter has been training for 2 weeks in Victoria, Canada with close friend and 2000 Olympic Champion Simon Whitfield. He now can’t wait to get back to racing in earnest “I have been really enjoying the hard training and am very excited about racing three of the biggest events in the world over the next few weeks starting with Alcatraz.”

Rounding out the United States campaign is the Lifetime Fitness Event in Minneapolis on July 16th, which has a NZ $750,000.00 prize purse, and the biggest Triathlon in the world, The Chicago Triathlon on August 28th, which attracts 7,500 competitors.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news