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THAT HOMEWARD VIBE

The weather has turned, the sun is out and the last team – Unfinished Addiction (37) – at the back of the field, is slowly moving forward! Day eight of GODZone has a super positive vibe wherever you are on course. The finish line is humming, the music is playing and the Cargo brews and


BACK END STRUGGLE ON THE KAIMANAWA RANGE

Day seven at GODZone and teams at the back of the field are taking the brunt of Chapter 9. With cold, wet weather socking in over the Kaimanawa ranges its been a very long 24 – 48 hours for some who are struggling to make and find their way across the 88km trek and down


TEAM ISPORT STRATEGIC TO PLACE

Former All Black Captain Richie McCaw has leveled up his performance at GODZone today to take out a second-place alongside his isport teammates, Coast to Coast champions Dougal Allan and Simone Maier, along with Theo Wordsworth. “I have to say it’s nice to get to the finish line – I was concerned that during that


Team isport Claim Second – Bates and Fairmaid Wrap Day Six


AVAYA WIN FIFTH GODZONE AT CHAPTER 9 IN ROTORUA

Nathan Fa’avae, Chris Forne, Sophie Hart, and Stu Lynch of team Avaya clocked up their fifth win of the world’s largest expedition adventure race this morning when they pedalled across the GODZone finish line. The foursome arrived at Waipa Hub in the Redwoods forest south of Rotorua at 7.55 am, after five days of adventure


GODZone Finish-line Countdown

Team Avaya is heading for the Redwoods and not too far from the GODZone Chapter 9 finish with some world-class MTB trails in the iconic forest; a fitting way to finish off GODZone Chapter 9. The team has been all action since starting the race nearly five days ago, and while it may come as


GZ Day Five Video Wrap


TURNING TOWARDS HOME

Four days and two hours in, and they are running -downhill – towards TA7 Waikoko Valley Camp! That’s the word from the GODZone media team, who are out hunting down leading team Avaya – who in the past 24 hours have hauled their packs over 88km of pure native New Zealand bush across the massive


GZ Day Four Wrap Video


‘Racers Edge’ Show Experience As They Edge into Fourth


A WAR OF ATTRITION

“From now it will be a war of attrition” are the famous last words from Race Director Adam Fairmaid this morning as GODZone Chapter 9 moves into the most challenging half of the race. With teams spread far and wide across the 666km course, the mood will change significantly today as front runners tackle the


GZ Day Three Wrap Video


NUTRITION FOR ALL-TERRAIN ADVENTURES

OSM is set to fuel some of the most epic adventure racing yet in a new partnership with GODZone. A true original, OSM All-Terrain Nutrition is a world-first, patented source of nutritional balance. Developed in Christchurch, New Zealand, OSM All-Terrain Nutrition does just what it says – offering smart sustenance for all terrains and every


RICHIE MCCAW BATTLES FOR SECOND PLACE AS GODZONE DESCENDS ONTO THE MOHAKA RIVER

An ongoing battle is developing for second and third position on day three of GODZone as the 666km race heads into serious backcountry southeast of Taupo. Richie McCaw’s sixth placing at GODZone in Fiordland back in 2018 has been playing on his mind and, the former All Black seems determined to push his isport team


HEADS DOWN & BUMS UP ON GODZONE DAY THREE

Checking out the GODZone tracking map today, it would easy to wonder what on earth teams have been doing overnight as they are spread through the Whirinaki State Forest in clusters. It’s been a night of bush bashing and head-scratching as teams tackled GODZone’s first Rogaine (and trek), which has slowed down the mid-fields pace


GZ Day Two Wrap Video


NEWSTALK ZB INTERVIEWS EVENT DIRECTOR WARREN BATES ON DAY TWO


KEEPING UP WITH AVAYA ON DAY TWO GODZONE

Given New Zealand’s iconic expedition-length adventure race put the ‘Sold Out’ sign up just one day after opening entries way back in September 2019, it’s been a long haul since then to get the Chapter 9 operational. But up and running it is as the teams kick into day two of racing around the greater


DAY ONE VID WRAP – ROTORUA AT ITS FINEST


NATHAN FA’AVAE & RICHIE MCCAW JOCKEY FOR POLE POSITION ON ROTORUA’S ICONIC LAKES AS DAY ONE GODZONE UNFOLDS

He is a world-class paddler. His team are six-time world champion adventure racers, so it’s no surprise that Nathan Fa’avae and team Avaya are pushing former All Black captain Richie McCaw and his isport team for pole position on the first day of GODZone. “This is an exciting event for us, and it’s the first