A pack of Dunedin firefighters has beaten law enforcement and fire service personnel from around the world to win a gold medal in the United States.
According to the Otago Daily Times:
Station officer Calvin Harradine, of Willowbank Station, said about 10,000 athletes representing 70 countries competed in the World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles from August 7 to 16.
The men competed in three team events and placed sixth in a 10km cross-country run, fifth in the half-marathon and first in the 8km ”mud run”. The mud run was similar to military training and competitors had to negotiate obstacles such as cargo nets, slides and muddy ponds.
Mr Harradine was one of a team of Dunedin firefighters also comprising senior firefighter Joe Dobson, of City Station; senior firefighter Lee Mayer, of St Kilda Station; qualified firefighter Tony McEntyre, of Lookout Point Station; and Cameron McLachlan, of City Station.