Success for Seagate at Godzone

Posted: March 12, 2014 by kirisyko in Adventure Racing, News, SykOtic
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seagate (Source: Photosport)

The Seagate team at the finish line at the Kaikoura Memorial Hall. – Source: Photosport

New Zealand’s leading adventure racing team Seagate have won the 2014 Godzone adventure early this morning making it three in a row at the event for the champion multisporters.

The decisive winners crossed the finish line in Kaikoura at 6.40am this morning approximately 89 hours and 36 minutes after starting on Saturday afternoon.

Welcomed by a thrilled crowd of family, friends and fans plus race organisers, the team paddled through relatively calm conditions to land on the beach.

Team leader Nathan Fa avae spoke highly of the 520 km course.

” It was a very challenging course particularly Mt Tapu O Nuku because there is no easy way up there. There was a lot of blended terrain to travel through that we really enjoyed,” he said.

“It was a great journey and one we are very proud to have finished.”

The Godzone win is a first for Seagate on the 2014 World Adventure Racing Series calendar and Fa avae says it was important to get it under their belt.

” We came into this event with a collective goal to start the year on a positive note, take first place and send a clear message to other international competitors that we are a team to be respected.”

Race Directors Adam Fairmaid and Warren Bates congratulated the team on their success and Bates said it was a text book win by the very strong foursome.

” This is a signal that Seagate are back in form and lays down a challenge to others in the AR series. They raced so decisively from the get go and never let up pushing on at every point.”

As winners of the 2014 Godzone , team Seagate take home the coveted trophy and gain entry in the Adventure Racing World Series Championships to be held in Ecuador in November, 2014.

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