Keen interest in Napier iron-maori triathlon (Waatea News)

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All the places for this year’s Iron-Maori in Napier have been snapped up in just 11 minutes.

Organiser Heather Skipworth says the event is half an ironman competition, with individuals or teams of two or three competitors doing a 2 kilometre swim, 90 kilometre cycle and a 21.1 kilometre run.

She says the December event is attracting attention far outside Ngati Kahungunu, with big groups coming from Kaitaia, Wellington and Auckland, and some non-Maori athletes also signing up.

She says about 10 percent are elite competitors, and the rest just want to be part of a Maori event.

People can still go on a waiting list in case any of the 350 competitors drops out before December.

http://www.waatea603am.co.nz/News/2011/April/Keen-interest-in-Napier-iron-maori/default.aspx

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