Winning Els Visser about Challenge Wanaka: ‘If there is one race I can recommend, it’s this one’

“If there is one race I can recommend, it’s this one. What a magical place, incredible people, and challenging but stunning course. Please put this one on your bucket list.” Els Visser looks back at Challenge Wanaka, where she won by a large margin last weekend. The top Dutch athlete experienced an incredibly strong day and took the victory in impressive fashion. But above all, she also enjoyed the surroundings and the beautiful course enormously.

“Winner winner chicken dinner. Super stoked to take the win at Challenge Wanaka. A stunning day out here in New Zealand, and getting lots of cheers on course! Gave my absolute best and I’m very happy with this first win of the year.

“A victory that is for my Brazilian friend Luisa Baptista. After a serious bike accident in December this beautiful girl is fighting every day for her life and way to recovery. I’m just super grateful that we get the opportunity to race, and enjoy the sport of triathlon. Soon you will be with us on course again Lu.

“Cheers to Rebecca Clarke and Laura Siddall for sharing the podium.”