New Plymouth ITU World Cup, New Zealand.

Photos by Grant Baird /






Pre-race preparation is important and experience counts.









A couple of the Kiwi representatives.





















Maori cloak shown above. The authentic ones are made from the feathers of native birds such as the extinct(300+ years)Moa .

There was a Maori welcome to open the days events.







First swimmers at the half way turn around. Only Emma Moffatt was in front of this group.







First swimmers out of the water.









Lisa Norden was the 2007 world under 23 champion.












































This is a short but steep little incline.

Just enough to push through the anerobic threshold for a short time.























Nicky Samuels leading the race several kms into the run.









Gold Emma Moffatt (AUS) 2:01:01

Silver Lisa Norden (SWE) 2:01:07
Bronze Felicity Abram (AUS) 2:01:16
4 Daniela Ryf (SUI) 2:01:48
5 - Liz Blatchford (GBR) 2:01:49
6 - Andrea Whitcombe (GBR) 2:01:59
7 Nicky Samuels (NZL) 2:02:10
8 Samantha Warriner (NZL) 2:02:42
9 Alee Sharp (AUS) 2:02:51
10 Andrea Hewitt (NZL) 2:03:02














Lisa Mensink backing up a good race last week with 11th place here to complete a good trip down under.







Australian Emma Moffatt had a great day across the Tasman and looks set to represent her country in Athens.







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