Tony Payne (2:30:29) outpaced nearly 2,000 runners to win the Queenstown International Marathon in New Zealand.
The Queenstown cruise up the coast takes in the best highlights of the region including Millbrook, Arrowtown, Arrow River, Lake Hayes, Old Shotover Bridge, Twin River trail, Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Gardens.
Graeme Taylor secured second with a time of 2:35:17.
John Csongei (2:38:23) rounded out the top three.
For the women, it was Victoria Beck (2:55:52) defending her title with a similar time from a year ago.
Mel Aitken (3:03:23) repeated in second, despite coming in more than three and a half minute slower than in 2014.
Danielle Nicolson finished a distant third with a time of 3:17:50.
Mike Phillips (1:14:18) narrowly defeated last year’s winner Adam Jaques (1:14:21) to win the Queenstown International Half Marathon.
More than 5,300 runners took part in the race.
Jaques finished second despite cutting more than a minute and a half from his mark in 2014.
Thijs Hubber came in third at 1:14:45.
For the women, it was Jasmin Patterson (1:26:07) taking the top spot.
In a tight race for runner-up, Olivia Bird (1:27:08) bested last year’s winner Lizzie Spencer (1:27:24).