The grueling 2008 Kokoda Challenge has been won in record breaking time (11 hours and 54minutes) by Team Nike Hammer, shaving nearly 5 minutes off their winning time from last year.
Check out the course profile (pdf file) to imagine just how tough this 96 km race is.
With close on 1,200 competitors entered, the Kokoda Challenge just keeps getting bigger and is a tremendously hard challenge to conquer.
The Numibah Hall (left) was a major stop for many and the local community put on a great spread with hot food and drinks.
“I was wearing a Hammer T-shirt and the amount of competitors that said things like “I’ve been sucking the Hammer down” was amazing. The gels are a huge hit with endurance athletes,” he said.
“I was almost tempted to join them on the trek……but then I remembered it’s 96 km and I’m not actually insane!” said a lazy Brendon.
Great stuff and congratulations to all competitors.