Stoked! Our Aloe Up Ambassador Carl ‘the flying mullet’ Read won the 2019 Taupo Ultramarathon! This was his very first attempt competing in an ultramarathon (100km run) and came away with both the Open & Masters titles, finishing the race in 8 hours and 27 minutes.
After finishing on the podium at Challange Wanaka, Aloe Up Ambassador Laura Siddall has stepped it up to take out the 2019 Australian Ironman Championships held in Port Macquarie. If that's not impressive enough, this was the third year in a row she has done so.
Medals are won in the years & months leading up to competition & all the hard work has paid off for our Aloe Up Ambassadors, the O'Dea Beach Bro's & we could not be more proud! They had their sights set on gold but after battling through injury, they saved their best game till last. They clinched bronze in clinical fashion, only losing one game throughout the entire tournament!
The following images are from 2017 Matson Vaka Eiva a festival hosted by The Cook Islands Canoeing Association annually for the past 14 years. It was a privilege to be invited as the Aloe Up Sponsor to experience Cook Island culture and hospitality.
Vaka Eiva is the Cook Islands world famous Oe Vaka/Outrigger Canoe Racing festival takes place every year in November. It was first held in 2004 & has grown to become a feature on the international canoe racing calendar, bringing paddlers from all corners of the globe to the tiny Cook Islands.
Serena Hunter won her country's first gold in vaka (canoeing) from the hot favourites Tahiti in her V1 10km race, a bronze in the V1 500m, and a silver with her teammates in the V6 20km race.