Monday, March 21, 2011

blueseventy triathletes face off in food fight

... but all for a good cause!  This was a food fight of a different kind.  Fresh off her Ironman NZ win, Sam Warriner took on up and comer Teresa Adam in a battle for the title of chocolate brownie Queen.  But this was not just for bragging rights - the aim was to raise money for the quake ravedged region of Christchurch.

Using their own secret brownie recipes, the girls faced off in front of a crowd at the Falls Restaurant in Auckland, where a panel of judges (including the local mayor) got to taste the final product and vote for the winner.

It was close but in the end Teresa won the contest, and her brownie will be sold at the restaurant for a month with all proceeds contributing to the $2,500 raised on the day for Christchurch.

Teresa has had some time to practice because while Sam has been out training for IMNZ Teresa has been recovering from surgery to correct a problem in her leg. But just like Sam's heart condition didn't hold her back from winning Ironman NZ, Teresa is focused on qualifying for the London 2012 Olympics later this year at the London round of the ITU World Championship series.

Huge thanks to the guys at Omakiwi Photography for the pictures!  Check out the rest on our Facebook page!

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