Poole, Warriner Take Port of Tauranga Half Ironman-Distance Race In New Zealand

  • By Liz Hichens
  • Published Jan 11, 2010

Little-known Auckland teenager Michael Poole was the shock winner of the Port of Tauranga Half Ironman in Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand yesterday. He finished ahead of the internationally respected Kieran Doe and last year’s champion, Duncan Milne, both of whom withdrew during the race.

On the women’s side, Samantha Warriner ran down Swiss leader Caroline Steffen to claim the win.

To see the complete race recap click here.

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Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens is the Web Editor of She is an Ironman and marathon finisher and fan of all endurance sports.

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