Winning, losing and everything in between …
2020 was another exciting year for the Kathmandu Coast to Coast with 1,035 athletes pushing their limits to race 243km from one side of New Zealand to the other. Get behind the scenes and watch how our Radix Nutrition athletes prepared for The Longest Day.
Dougal Allan is a professional endurance athlete and competes in Adventure Racing, Multisport and long course Triathlons around the world. He also holds an honours degree in Physical Education and works as a professional endurance coach. He lives in the picturesque South Island town of Lake Hawea with his wife Amy and their children Flynn and Matilda.
Simone Maier is an Adventure Racer and Multisport World Champion. She has many titles to her name, including a win at the world’s biggest adventure race, GODZone – theirs being the first-ever gender-equal team to win. Simone is originally from Germany, immigrating 13 years ago to beautiful New Zealand, which she now calls home.
Sam Clark is a professional Multisport Athlete and Adventure Racer, which takes him around the world and provides a true sense of adventure. He’s wanted to be the Multisport World Champion as long as he can remember, and even wrote in his high school yearbook that in 10 years he would be… “winning the Coast to Coast”. In 2016 that dream became a reality, and he went on to defend that title for two consecutive years.
Emily Wilson is a keen multisport athlete and adventure seeker who feels most alive when undertaking multi-disciplinary trips to explore wilderness areas in NZ and around the globe. Passionate about health, education, conservation and travel, Emily works a lot with youth, encouraging them to push beyond their comfort zones and explore more. As the previous young leader for type 1 diabetes, Emily strives to show others living with the disease that you can still live your best life.
Duel of the Decade
Radix Athletes Sam Clark (2016-2018 Multisport World Champion) and Dougal Allan (2019 Multisport World Champion) were expected to battle it out for the Men’s Elite title at the 2020 Kathmandu Coast to Coast. By the end of the Kayak leg, they rose to position #1 and #2, leaving the rest of the field behind to make for an exciting race into New Brighton beach. You’ll have to watch the video to see what happened in what has been called The Duel of the Decade!
“You've got to maintain focus the entire time.” - Sam Clark, 2020