Ironman New Zealand 2013 Live Stream, Race Schedule, Start Time Taupo Triathlon
2013-02-28 10:46:15 - Live streaming from Taupo, NZ for the 2013 Ironman triathlon event including lineup, start time, race schedule and online viewing links.
The Ironman New Zealand has been held every year in Taupo since 1985. It is a triathlon sports event over the full Ironman distance of 3.86 km swim, 180.2 km cycling, running 42.195 kilometers.
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Taupo is a town on the shore of Lake Taupo in the centre of the North
Island of New Zealand. It is the seat of the Taupo District Council and lies in the southern Waikato Region. Taupo is located at the outlet of Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake, in the northeast part of the lake where it discharges to the Waikato River. The river flows over one of New Zealand's most spectacular waterfalls, Huka Falls, a short distance north of the town. Taupo is a centre of volcanic and geothermal activity and hot springs suitable for bathing are located at several places in the vicinity. The volcanic mountain of Mount Tauhara lies six kilometres (4 mi) to the east. Some forested area exists near Taupo, with understory vegetation consisting of certain shrubs and ferns.
Taupo is a tourist centre, particularly in the summer, as it offers panoramic views over the lake and to the volcanic mountains of Tongariro National Park to the south. It offers a number of tourist activities including sky diving, jet boating and paragliding. Taupo services a number of surrounding plantation pine forests including Kaingaroa Forest, the largest manmade forest in the world, and related industry. A large sawmill is sited approximated 3 km to the north east of the town on Centennial Drive. Since the mid-1990s Taupo has become increasingly popular as a venue for major sporting events, increasingly of an international nature. The town's compact size, clean environment, central location and supportive council and community have been cited as the reasons for this.