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CurraNZ helps power Kiwi athletes onto the podium

on April 12, 2024

CurraNZ runner, Dawn Tuffery, has helped the Kiwi women to secure silver team place at the Oceania 24-Hour Championships in Canberra recently.

The 24-Hour New Zealand title holder from Hamilton ran an amazing 183km, just slightly short of her 200km goal. (Pictured below sporting her CurraNZ ‘Running Beast’ temporary tattoo, which she designed for CurraNZ.)  

One of the Kiwi ultra-runners who did so well in Europe last year, Dr. David Haunschmidt, showed typical resilience to shrug off recent foot injury woes to win the Mount Oxford Odyssey (33km, pictured below) in Canterbury in April.

After seven weeks of focused recovery with minimal running, David faced a tough decision about participating in the event. But with the event's future uncertain, he chose to embrace the challenge was rewarded with the 'King of the Hill' title, as the first to reach the summit - and setting a new race record in the process.  


In the 50km Ultra distance, Backyard specialist Sam Harvey had a hard-fought race that was affected by technical difficulties when his headlamp malfunctioned. Once daylight appeared though, Sam edged near the front, leap frogging with George Hedley for the minor placings, before holding on to claim silver despite some late-stage cramping. 


Congrats to our CurraNZ-powered runners!