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  •   Home > News > Sports > Athletics

    A national track title could lure Hayden Wilde into a career in athletics

    A national track title could lure Hayden Wilde into a career in athletics


    The triathlon specialist was a surprising winner of the men's 5000 metres at the track and field national championships in Christchurch.

    Wilde, who had a session on his bike before the race, is curious as to how good he could get and the single discipline.



    Tom Walsh has won the men's shot-put, while Dame Valerie Adams finished second.

    Eddie Osei-Nketia has defended his 100 metre national title with a time of 10.46 seconds, while Zoe Hobbs gas won the women's in 11.47 seconds.

    Hammerthrower Julia Ratcliffe has won a fifth national title.

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