The results from the Wairua Warrior are in!
Wairua Warrior Top 10 Elite Males
- Brakken Kraker
- Ethan Helliwell
- Cameron Jones
- Sam Millson
- Manuel Casado
- Ben Bolitho
- Max Bell
- Reid Carnegie
- Dean Boote
- Stu Cottam
The top three finishers in the elite male division at the Wairua Warrior Summer have qualified to run in the Pro division at the OCR World Championships 2017 in Canada, while the top 10 finishers in the elite male division have qualified to run in their respective age group divisions at the OCR World Championships 2017.
Brakken Kraker is a professional obstacle racer from the Spartan Pro Team and founder of OCR online coaching program LeaderBoard. This is the first time an athlete from the Spartan Pro Team has raced in New Zealand.
Ethan Helliwell was a member of the Downhill Mountainbiking Junior New Zealand team and was the two-time defending champion of the Wairua Warrior.
Cameron Jones is a promising young multisporter and the youngest ever winner of the two-day Coast to Coast race.
Wairua Warrior Top 10 Elite Females
- Caitlin Fielder
- Alysia Simkin
- Dawn Chalmers
The top three* finishers in the elite female division at the Wairua Warrior Summer have qualified to run in the Pro division at the OCR World Championships 2017 in Canada.
Caitlin Fielder is an ultramarathon runner who also took out the female champion’s spot at last year’s Wairua Warrior Summer.
In a fitting mirror finish, Alysia’s partner Ethan also finished in 2nd place in the elite male division.
Dawn Chalmers was the defending female champion of the previous Wairua Warrior Winter.
*While the top 10 female finishers in the elite division would have qualified to run in their respective age group divisions at the OCR World Championships, the field of female elite entrants at the Wairua Warrior was unfortunately limited to six competitors. In such a situation the qualification criteria states that no more than 50% of a gender in a division can qualify, meaning that only the top 3 elite females have qualified to run.
Official results along with course times have been released.
The article has been edited to clarify qualification by the OCRCW. The top 3 female finishers qualified for the pro division, not age group divisions as was originally reported.
ORNZ wants to congratulate everyone who ran elite, and all the open runners – the runners who truly made this race such an experience.
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