Tue, 20 February 2007
News for this week
This weekend’s race results, plus what’s up next week.
IM Malaysia race preview.
WTC announces a 70.3 in Germany.
Increased prize money at the ITU European Long Course Champs.
Epic Camp write up on Xtri.
Not long to IMNZ!!!
Age Grouper of the week
Celia Kurch for being the first female age grouper home at Challenge Wanaka. She managed to come in on 11:26 which placed her 26th overall in the whole race.
We were wondering if you could come up with ways that WTC and event organisers could increase the numbers of spectators at Ironman races. Imagine if every race was like Roth!
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Questions & Answers
We have loads of questions to cover this week. If you have any questions email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview with Jane Patterson
￼Jane Patterson : Event Director of Ironman New Zealand.
Jane has overseen and led the team as Event Director since Ironman New Zealand moved to Taupo in 1999, which has seen a 100 per cent growth in numbers in eight years. She was approached by the new partners World Triathlon Corporation and Taupo District Council to run the management team for 2007.
Jane has a background in public relations and as an event manager for IMG, the world's largest sports management company, working on major events like the Queenstown Winter Festival, NZ Open Golf, V8 Supercars and the annual international concert tours as well as Ironman. She now runs her own event management company that manages the Port of Tauranga Half Ironman as well as New Zealand's major women's duathlon series.