Official website: www.halfironmantaupo.co.nz
The Taupo Half Ironman was first put on in 1999 by Race Director Shane Hooks – offering athletes a chance to race on the new (at the time) Ironman New Zealand Course.
Political issues led to the original race moving to Rotorua and Taupo was without a Half in 2006. Wayne Reardon revived the event for 2007 and it is now a flourishing enterprise once more.
This table gives the overview of average and winners times through the years, with brief comments where necessary: