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24 Hour Challenge goes the Distance

Monday, October 3, 2016


More than 2500km was covered by the pounding feet of local runners in Rotorua's 24-hour Blue Lake challenge on the weekend.

The challenge started at 9am on Saturday and out of the 77 participants who started , only two made it right through until the end - Paula Klein and Mgcini Masuku, both completing 20 laps of the 5.5km course around Tikitapu (Blue Lake).

Six others covered more than 100km between them and 15 did more than 50km.

One of the challenge organisers, Kurt Matthews, said he was "amazed" by the distance run.

"It was incredible, it was actually really inspirational to see people keep on going," he said.

"Credit to Paula and Mgcini. Past a certain point it becomes more about the mindset and not the actual running."

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