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Malcolm Law Documents 50 Back-to-Back Marathons

Malcolm Law Documents 50 Back-to-Back Marathons

A new trail film takes a look at New Zealand mountain runner Malcolm Law, 54, who takes on an incredible odyssey, running 50 mountain peaks and large elevation gains. For a lot of runners, hill…

Brooklyn Nets Give Top Job to Sean Marks

Brooklyn Nets Give Top Job to Sean Marks

Sean Marks, 40, of Auckland, may not be a household name among casual basketball fans – or even among professional basketball players – but the Brooklyn Nets are heralding his general manager appointment as…

Rob Bryers and Beefy Blake on a Sporting Odyssey

Rob Bryers and Beefy Blake on a Sporting Odyssey

Meet Aucklander Rob Bryers (pictured right) and Welshman Kieren “Beefy” Blake, two blokes crossing the globe to see a different sport for every day of the year, revelling in the Olympic Games as much…

Jane Carter Makes University of Illinois History

Jane Carter Makes University of Illinois History

Aucklander Jane Carter is the Great Lakes Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Freshman of the Year, which is, according to the State Journal-Register, “perhaps the greatest individual accomplishment in the seven-year National Collegiate Athletic Association…

Freeskier Alec Savery Has the Best of Both Slopes

Freeskier Alec Savery Has the Best of Both Slopes

Queenstown freeskier Alec Savery, 20, spends most of his time in Cardrona, where just about anyone who’s anyone in the New Zealand freeski scene spends their winters. So, when it comes time to compete…

NZ Mines for Gold in Rio

NZ Mines for Gold in Rio

The lead-up to this year’s Summer Olympics has included construction delays, protests against Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, and a data leak suggesting the samples of one in seven competing track athletes appear “highly suggestive…

Fitness Tips from Equinox’s Sarah Robb O’Hagan

Fitness Tips from Equinox’s Sarah Robb O’Hagan

Top fitness executive New Zealand-born Sarah Robb O’Hagan, president of New York-based Equinox Fitness, tells Fortune how to set realistic goals and get fit in 2016. Robb O’Hagan personally became a daily fitness fan as…

Pat Deavoll in Training for Tirich Mir Ascent

Pat Deavoll in Training for Tirich Mir Ascent

New Zealand mountaineer Pat Deavoll, 56, is planning ahead to 2017 when she will climb Tirich Mir (7708m), the highest peak in the world outside of the Himalayan/Karakoram chain. Ahead of that, she will…

Andrew Nicholson Breaks round the World Record

Andrew Nicholson Breaks round the World Record

New Zealander Andrew Nicholson, a former Olympic speed skater, has cycled around the world in 123 days breaking the world record set by Englishman Alan Bate by two days. Nicholson, 45, a part-time gym instructor…

Mark Inglis Looks Back at the Top of the World

Mark Inglis Looks Back at the Top of the World

In Hyderabad, India to give a talk to the students of Woxsen School of Business, the first double amputee to climb Mt Everest, New Zealander Mark Inglis said the best decision he ever made…

New Zealand Forward Wynyard Signs With Wildcats

New Zealand Forward Wynyard Signs With Wildcats

New Zealand basketball player Tai Wynyard has announced on Sunday that he has signed with the Wildcats, an American college basketball team that represents the University of Kentucky. “They have really high hopes for him,…

New Zealand Olympic Committee Win IOC Women in Sport World Trophy

New Zealand Olympic Committee Win IOC Women in Sport World Trophy

The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) has been named World Winner at the 2015 IOC Women in Sport Awards ceremony. They are the first National Olympic Committee (NOC) to be named World Winner and took…

New Zealand Bred Horse Wins Melbourne Cup

New Zealand Bred Horse Wins Melbourne Cup

Michelle Payne, the only female jockey of the race, has won the Melbourne Cup on New Zealand bred horse Prince of Penzance. Payne was the first female jockey that ever won the Melbourne Cup in…

Luis Esteves Making His Mark as a Johnny in US

Luis Esteves Making His Mark as a Johnny in US

Auckland-born Luis Esteves is making a name for himself playing soccer as a senior midfielder for St. John’s University in New York. While he looks towards the future, it’s impossible to overlook his incredible…

Callum Millward Ups the Ironman Ante

Callum Millward Ups the Ironman Ante

One year ago, New Zealand-born Callum Millward was showing off cupcakes and interviewing triathletes preparing for the Ironman World Championships, Hawaiian news site Big Island Now reports. This month, he got his first taste…

Silver Fern Stars Aim to Motivate in Singapore

Silver Fern Stars Aim to Motivate in Singapore

Two of the most storied names in netball, New Zealand’s Irene van Dyk, who recently retired from international netball, and current captain Casey Kopua, will travel to Singapore in November on a week-long visit…

New Zealand a Slopestyle Ski Wonderland

New Zealand a Slopestyle Ski Wonderland

New Zealand is one of the greatest places on earth, according to 23-year-old British slopestyle ski star James Woods, who just spent the season here winning both the North Face Freeski Open and the FIS…

Linda Villumsen Wins Women’s World Time Trial Title

Linda Villumsen Wins Women’s World Time Trial Title

New Zealander Linda Villumsen, 30, has won the women’s individual time-trial at the World Road Cycling Championships in Richmond, United States. Villumsen who won last year’s Commonwealth Games time-trial, captured the world crown by completing…

NZ Dishes up Perfect Conditions for US Ski Team

NZ Dishes up Perfect Conditions for US Ski Team

New Zealand offered up the US Alpine Ski Team some of the best conditions to kick off their 2016 on-snow prep period, with the perfect mix of off-snow activities that only this adventure capital…

Patrick Bevin Signs Contract with Cannondale-Garmin

Patrick Bevin Signs Contract with Cannondale-Garmin

Continuing its tactic of working with some of the most promising young riders in the sport, the Cannondale-Garmin team has announced that New Zealand cyclist Patrick Bevin and Irish Ryan Mullen will join the…

New Zealand Stun Hosts Australia to Top Pool

New Zealand Stun Hosts Australia to Top Pool

New Zealand set the Netball World Cup alight when they upset defending champions Australia 52-47 in their pool match in front of a world-record crowd of 16,233. The new-look Silvers Ferns defied pre-tournament sceptics…

Iconic Mountain Bike Race The Pioneer Set for Alps

Iconic Mountain Bike Race The Pioneer Set for Alps

A new mountain bike race, The Pioneer, is set to hit the rugged trails of the Southern Alps from 31 January through 6 February 2016. The race will string together established bike trails with…

New Zealand Biker Jed Mildon Lands World First BMX Quadruple Backflip

New Zealand Biker Jed Mildon Lands World First BMX Quadruple Backflip

New Zealand professional BMX biker Jed Mildon, 28, has landed the world’s first quadruple backflip after four years of planning for the incredible feat. Riding a 20-foot box jump, Mildon scored his second world first…

Heineken Open Honoured as Best Fan Experience

Heineken Open Honoured as Best Fan Experience

Beating stiff competition from renowned tournaments around the world, the Heineken Open Auckland has taken out the Best Fan Experience award at the ATP Awards in Wimbledon this week. “The Heineken Open Auckland is an…

Callum Millward Wins Colorado Ironman

Callum Millward Wins Colorado Ironman

Professional triathlete New Zealander Callum Millward has won the Ironman 70.3 Boulder in 3:46:47, a race he last won in 2012. His competition included three-time British Olympian Tim Don and Colorado’s Ben Hoffman, who placed…

Joseph Parker Crushes Yakup Saglam in Two Rounds

Joseph Parker Crushes Yakup Saglam in Two Rounds

Heavyweight contender Joseph Parker has defeated the “more experienced but terribly limited Yakup Saglam” with a “two round knockout” at the Manawatu Arena in Palmerston North, New Zealand On Saturday, June 13. Parker, who came…

New Plymouth’s FIFA U-20 Football Madness

New Plymouth’s FIFA U-20 Football Madness

Just before the kick-off of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand, New Plymouth hosted a range of football related events. At the annual New Plymouth Womad Festival, football fanatic Patrick Hay wowed crowds…

FIFA U-20 Final Squads Announced

FIFA U-20 Final Squads Announced

The final squads have been announced for the FIFA U-20 in New Zealand, which will kick off on May 30, 2015. 504 players have been selected in total by the 24 teams “to follow in…

Rugby Convert Paul Lasike Lands NFL Contract

Rugby Convert Paul Lasike Lands NFL Contract

Auckland-born Paul Lasike, 24, a former Chiefs back, has signed a contract with NFL team Arizona Cardinals. Branded a “violent” ball-runner, Lasike was picked up by the Cardinals after impressing as a running back in…

Mark Hunt Looking Forward to His Rematch with Fabricio Werdum

Mark Hunt Looking Forward to His Rematch with Fabricio Werdum

UFC Heavyweight contender Mark Hunt is set to face Stipe Miocic this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 65 in Adelaide and cannot wait for his rematch with interim champ

Lifestyle Coach Sene Naoupu Flexes Her Muscles in Ireland

Lifestyle Coach Sene Naoupu Flexes Her Muscles in Ireland

When fitness and lifestyle coach New Zealander Sene Naoupu came to Ireland with her husband, Connaught Rugby’s George Naoupu, she had no idea that she would end up lining out for Ireland’s Six Nations-winning…

Wladimir Klitschko Getting Help from Joseph Parker

Wladimir Klitschko Getting Help from Joseph Parker

Undefeated #10 WBA heavyweight contender Joseph Parker has been helping out heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko with his sparring to get him ready for his upcoming fight against Bryant Jennings. “He’s extremely talented. He’s strong (…),…

Frenetic Action at Crankworx Rotorua Downhill Race

Frenetic Action at Crankworx Rotorua Downhill Race

Photographic highlights from the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill race feature on American cycling magazine Bike’s website. The race “was filled with frenetic action” Brice Minnigh reported. “An international field of racers pinning it down the challenging…

Steven Adams uses New Zealand slang in bank commercial

Steven Adams uses New Zealand slang in bank commercial

New Zealand basketball star, Steven Adams has brought New Zealand and its Kiwi slang closer to the USA with the latest commercial for the Oklahoma bank chain BancFirst. In the commercial…

Tai Wynyard picked for Hoop Summit

Tai Wynyard picked for Hoop Summit

University of Kentucky basketball Class of 2016 vocal agreement Tai Wynyard was named on Wednesday to play for the World Junior Select team that will play against the United States in the Nike Hoop…

Brown Takes Taupo again

Brown Takes Taupo again

Dominating one race like no other man in triathlon history, Kiwi Cameron Brown showed the world that he wasn’t slipping at age 42 and won his record-breaking 11th Ironman New Zealand title in 8:22:13…

Parker KOs Pettaway In 4

Parker KOs Pettaway In 4

New Zealand  heavyweight Joseph Parker took care of American Jason Pettaway in four rounds at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau City, New Zealand on Thursday night. Parker dominated the fight from the start. Pettaway…

New Zealand Breakers Win NBL Title Over Cairns

New Zealand Breakers Win NBL Title Over Cairns

In a terrific Game 2 of the NBL grand final series, the Breakers claimed their fourth championship in five years with an 83-81 victory over Cairns Taipan. It’s the Breakers’ ninth straight playoff victory and…

New Zealand Soccer Player Winston Reid Renews Contract

New Zealand Soccer Player Winston Reid Renews Contract

West Ham defender Winston Reid has ended speculation about his future by signing a new six and a half year deal worth up to £20 million with the Upton Park Club. “There was a lot…

Russell Crowe considers Leeds United takeover

Russell Crowe considers Leeds United takeover

New Zealand-born actor Russell Crowe took to social media to address football fans who tweeted him in regards to whether he would take charge of Leeds United FC at Elland Road. In response to fans…

The Bushwhackers Announced For WWE Hall of Fame

The Bushwhackers Announced For WWE Hall of Fame

New Zealand wrestling legends The Bushwhackers have made the cut into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The native New Zealanders who wrestled under the names Luke Williams and…

Breakers a Basketball Outlier With an Inside Track

Breakers a Basketball Outlier With an Inside Track

“The New Zealand Breakers are the most unconventional team in Australia’s National Basketball League,” Scott Cacciola begins in a feature article, part of a series chronicling good basketball around the United States, and the…

New Zealand Beats Britain in Men’s Pursuit Final

New Zealand Beats Britain in Men’s Pursuit Final

New Zealand has beaten Olympic champions Britain in the men’s pursuit final at the track cycling world championships in Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France, the team’s first ever world title and the seventh fastest…

Portland Vikings Star Alicia Carline Making Name for Herself

Portland Vikings Star Alicia Carline Making Name for Herself

Women’s basketball is not big on the radar of most New Zealanders, according to Portland State’s 6-foot-3 junior centre Alicia Carline, 22, but because she was already tall, her mother, Angela, got her into…

Auckland City’s incredible FIFA Club World Cup podium finish

Auckland City’s incredible FIFA Club World Cup podium finish

“It’s incredible,” reports FOX Football. “They’re a bunch of semi pros yet Auckland City have claimed third place at the FIFA Club World Cup, defeating Mexican side Cruz Azul 4-2 in a penalty…

Chance for Another Olympic Medal Says Mark Todd

Chance for Another Olympic Medal Says Mark Todd

Sir Mark Todd was not from a horsey background, he tells the Swindon Advertiser, but fell in love with the sport from an early age. Little did he know, when he was borrowing a…

Ironman Legend Cameron Brown Legs It in Taiwan

Ironman Legend Cameron Brown Legs It in Taiwan

New Zealand ironman legend Cameron Brown has won the Ironman 70.3 Taiwan, an international professional half ironman triathlon competition that took place in early November. Brown, who has won 10 Ironmen titles in New Zealand,…

Valerie Adams is World Athlete of the Year

Valerie Adams is World Athlete of the Year

Shot putter Valerie Adams, unbeaten since August 2010, has been named female World Athlete of the Year for 2014, the first New Zealander to win the award. Two-time Olympic champion Adams, who this season enjoyed…

Lorraine Moller Extols Lydiard Technique in Canada

Lorraine Moller Extols Lydiard Technique in Canada

Four-time Olympian and multi-marathon champion Lorraine Moller visits the Canadian city of Saanich for three days in November to teach the famed Arthur Lydiard method of run training. The philosophy is widely used among elite…

Kiwis Win Four Nations Title in Wellington

Kiwis Win Four Nations Title in Wellington

New Zealand secured their second Four Nations title as Shaun Johnson shone in a thrilling 22-18 win over Australia at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. New Zealand have proven that they are worthy of calling themselves…

New Zealand for Beginners

New Zealand for Beginners

“It had taken me three flights, two days and a white-knuckle drive up spiraling switchbacks in swirling snow to arrive at this barstool near the shore of Lake Wanaka at the foot of the…

Tour of Britain Rider Tom Scully Shares His Food Diary

Tour of Britain Rider Tom Scully Shares His Food Diary

To meet the relentless energy demands of this year’s eight stage Tour of Britain professional cycle race, New Zealander Tom Scully is one of approximately 114 riders who must fuel up each morning, topping…

James McDonald’s Bright Star Shows No Sign of Dimming

James McDonald’s Bright Star Shows No Sign of Dimming

Being so good so young won’t count against James McDonald, 23, according to Craig “Clocker” Tompson, a guiding light behind the meteoric Australian rise of the talented New Zealander. Some jockeys are exceptional early but…

Double Gold for New Zealand Ends Superb Campaign

Double Gold for New Zealand Ends Superb Campaign

Victories for double scullers Fiona Bourke and Zoe Stevenson, and single sculler Emma Twigg capped off a superb world championship regatta for New Zealand’s rowers in Amsterdam. Those wins lifted New Zealand’s gold medal haul…

Schmidt Wins New Zealand’s First Olympic Medal in Trampoline

Schmidt Wins New Zealand’s First Olympic Medal in Trampoline

Dylan Schmidt became the first New Zealand athlete to win an Olympic medal in trampoline when he bounced to gold at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games on Friday. “It’s pretty cool,” the 17-year-old said….

Kiwi Completes 40km Scottish Loch Swim

Kiwi Completes 40km Scottish Loch Swim

David Dawson has become the first New Zealander to swim solo the length of Loch Lomond in Scotland, the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain. The ex-pat did the swim as…