Last year’s runner-up Harry Linford (1:12:07) bested a field of more than 1,000 participants to win the Kerikeri Half Marathon in New Zealand.
Coming in a close second on the run from Okaihau to Kerikeri was Brad Luiten at 1:12:24.
Luiten finished third in 2013.
Simon Yarrow (1:15:27) rounded out the top three.
For the women, it was Rachael Kingstone (1:24:15) holding off Anna McRae (1:24:44) to take the top spot.
In a tight race for third, Ady McKenzie (1:25:56) finished just seconds ahead of Anna Bramley (1:26:02).
Bramley finished sixth a year ago.