Gomez to race Challenge Wanaka

Javier Gomez will toe the line at Challenge Wanaka, New Zealand's largest triathlon festival.

| February 4, 2018 | NEWS

Javier Gomez celebrates his second Ironman 70.3 world title.

Javier Gomez celebrates his second Ironman 70.3 world title.

Photo >Peter Jacob / spomedis

Well this raises the profile for Challenge Wanaka - Javier Gomez has committed to doing the race on February 17.

As the host of the New Zealand national championship, the Wanaka field was already looking pretty impressive, but the addition of Gomez, a five-time ITU world champion, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist and two-time Ironman 70.3 world champion, will certainly draw a lot more attention to New Zealand's largest triathlon festival. (The event is expected to draw 2,500 athletes for the various races.)