New finish line for iconic Coast to Coast race

SARAH-JANE O'CONNOR
Last updated 11:37 01/06/2014

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After 32 years, the Coast to Coast will no longer finish in Sumner, in a shake-up by the race's new director.

Five-time Longest Day winner and new race director Richard Ussher announced yesterday that the multi-sport race would now finish in New Brighton.

Ussher took over the reins this year event founder Robin Judkins, who had been race director for 32 years.

He told TVNZ that only the last cycle leg would change, the rest of the race would remain unaltered.

The final leg through the city was often accompanied by multiple stops because of traffic, particularly for those arriving late on the second day.

Moving the finishing place to New Brighton would reduce those delays, Ussher said. The overall length of the 243 kilometre race would be about 500 metres shorter.

Ussher also said there would be changes to the entry fees structure.

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