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Speight's Coast to Coast Announced

Every year the Speight's Coast to Coast attracts an increasing number of competitors keen to tackle the internationally renowned and challenging multi-sport event that crosses the South Island.

From humble beginnings in 1983, when 79 competitors joined the starting line-up, the millennium event will see 875 athletes from throughout New Zealand and overseas racing against each other. There will be 50 international representatives competing.

The Speight's Coast to Coast is a 238km race starting at Kumara Beach on the West Coast, crossing the Southern Alps and finishing at Christchurch’s Sumner Beach. It comprises six demanding legs: a 2.8km run, 58km cycle, 26km mountain run, 15km cycle, 67km kayak and finishes with a 70km cycle.

Teams or individuals can compete over two days, or attempt the “Longest Day” one-day event on Saturday, February 5.

Competitors include ironman winners, triathletes, and professional multi-sport competitors alongside first-time Speight's Coast to Coast entrants.

The prizegiving will be held at the Christchurch Town Hall on Sunday, February 6 at midday.

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