Wurtulla's David Schloss (right) finishes Godzone adventure race with team ThoughtSports.
Wurtulla's David Schloss (right) finishes Godzone adventure race with team ThoughtSports.

Schloss and team claim international Godzone win

DETERMINED athlete David Schloss has finished fourth with his team at New Zealand's most prestigious adventure race.

Schloss, who works at Maroochydore-based building company Ausmar, along with ThoughtSports.com.au team-mates Rob Preston, Kathryn Preston and Tim Boote crossed the Godzone finish line after covering more than 613km in four days, 16 hours and 33 minutes.

The team won the international division, but line honours went to Kiwi team Perpetual Guardian who crossed the finished 1hr 45min ahead of fellow countrymen Tiki Tour. Finishing third were Swordfox, with ThoughtSports three hours behind a podium position.

Competitors tackled eight stages with multi-discipline aspects of running, trekking, canoeing, mountain biking and pack rafting.

Coolum vet Lucy Coldwell was part of The Very International Tigers team which finished fourth in the shortened Prime division. They finished three hours and 26 minutes behind New Zealand winners Coastal Sports Kaikoura.

Wurtulla's David Schloss (centre) finishes Godzone adventure race with team ThoughtSports.
Wurtulla's David Schloss (centre) finishes Godzone adventure race with team ThoughtSports.

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