The Iron Māori competition has been running for over 10 years now and it's getting bigger and better. Organisers say that today is a warm up quarter-marathon for the half-Iron Māori set for next month here in Napier.
Tame Iti is registered in the half-Iron Māori but was approached at the last minute to fill in the cyclist’s position for another team, which gave him the chance to check out the course for next month.
Tame believes, “it’s good to see how the road is, and to see the landmarks of Kahungunu in Hastings.”
The Iron Māori journey is seen as a milestone for many Māori in proven determination to better their health and living.