Race Report: Speight’s Coast to Coast 2014

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By Richard Ussher Speight’s Coast to Coast: February 14-15 The 4 weeks between Challenge Wanaka and Coast to Coast went by in a flash. I’d had enough time to squeeze in a short recovery, get some time on the course and then attempt to freshen up for the last long effort before a few weeks with the feet up. Race day looked like being a good one and as we set off in the usual stampede from the beach. I could help think the pace seemed a little hotter than the usual ridiculously fast speed for the start of a minimum 11 hour race day – no wonder when the results came out our front group had clocked in at… Read More →

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Ussher and Currie win Mark Webber Challenge


Multisport stars Richard Ussher and Braden Currie took overall victory in the 2013 Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge as the fifth and final day took over the city and outskirts of Hobart on Sunday. Racing for Team discovertasmania.com, Ussher and Currie, both from New Zealand, did not cross the finish line first in the urban challenge but their impressive lead from the first four days in the wilderness proved unassailable. “We didn’t really have our heads in the game today and we made a few silly mistakes but we’ve had a great week, and there have been some amazing places around Tasmania we’ve seen,” said Ussher. “Racing with Braden has been fantastic; we’ve been pushing each other all week. And,… Read More →

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