For a second consecutive year Tauranga athletes have dominated the Premier race at the 3D Rotorua Multisport Festival. The annual event, held at Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) today, doubles as the New Zealand Multisport Championships and Tauranga's Scott McDonald completed the 9km paddle, 30km mountain bike and 10.5km run in 3h 15m 2s to take the win. McDonald finished just over a minute ahead of fellow Tauranga athlete and defending champion Bevan Jefferies (3h 16m 10s). Thomas Christison, of Hawke's Bay, was third in 3h 22m 29s. Sports reporter David Beck caught up with the top two afterwards.

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3D Rotorua Multisport Festival Premier Race Results