The Macpac Motatapu event is owned by the Queenstown Trails Trust and delivered by Ironman Oceania, with proceeds from the event helping to fund the on-going maintenance and development of trails in the Wakatipu to ensure the high standard of the Queenstown Trail is maintained. Click here to learn more.
If there was a show of hands amongst the 3,500 competitors at the Macpac Motatapu for those that have won Olympic Games medals, it would have been an exclusive club of not many, but for rowers Mahe Drysdale and Nathan Cohen, triathlete Hamish Carter and cyclist Hayden Roulston they loved very moment of their involvement in this iconic event.
Over 3,500 competitors were treated to a perfect Queenstown Lakes District day for the 13th hosting of the Macpac Motatapu, New Zealand’s iconic one day multi-sport race with walkers, runners, triathletes and mountain bikers competing in a variety of races from the 15km Miners Trail, to the 51km Ultra-Run.
If they were forced to ride with all the silverware they have won in their glittering rowing careers, Mahe Drysdale (MNZM) and Nathan Cohen (MNZM) would surely finish near the back of the field when they take on the SKODA Mountain Bike race at the iconic Motatapu event this weekend.